By Mark Beese To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wood Badge at Gilwell, about 80 Scouts and Scouters met with the granddaughters of founder Robert Baden-Powell and BSA founder Ernest Thompson Seton. Gill Clay told stories of BP, the early days of Scouting and demonstrated how Scouting’s left-hand shake originated. Julie Seton talked about her … Read more
On 31 March at the NER JCOS annual meeting, Julie Seton gave the keynote address about ET Seton’s influence on the BSA. A meeting report was published in the Smithtown Matters online news at: http://www.smithtownmatters.com/community-matters/2019/5/1/ne-region-jewish-committee-on-scouting-training-day.html. Thanks to Phyllis Stein “The Camera Lady” for keeping track of the presentations.
A well attended event with Scouts who serve in the Federal Government: Event Sponsors: Rep Pete Sessions (R-Tx); Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), Sen Mike Enzi (R-Wy); Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke. BSA attendees included Mike Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive; Les Baron, National Capital Area Council CSE; Frank Tsiru, President NESA; Dustin Farris, Director, Scouting … Read more
Marty Brazeau is establishing the Seton Scout Naturalist Program to be launched from the BSA Baltimore Council. The one-week program plans to: A. Instill Environmental Awareness B. Develop Environmental Leadership C. Promote Outdoor Ethics D. Increase Hornaday Conservation Award Participation E. Improve Summer Camp Ecology Conservation Programming F. Enhance Weekend Programming Selected Scout Camp For … Read more