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Dear Friends, We are seeking funds to support our Oral History Project and for building the base for our proposed scholarship program. Over the past year, we have accomplished the following: 1. Received the IRS 501c3 designation, retroactive to July 2017. 2. Collected two new oral histories from two people influenced by Seton’s work. These … Read more

More on the historic meeting of the Scouting Founders’ Granddaughters

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

2018 BSA Report to Congress

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

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