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Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Name: Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Born: 08/14/1860
  • Died: 10/23/1946 (86 years old)
  • Occupation: Author, wildlife artist
  • Known for: Founder of the Woodcraft Indians and founding pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America

Ernest Thompson Seton (born Ernest Evan Thompson August 14, 1860– died October 23, 1946) was an author (published in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the US), wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 (renamed Woodcraft League of America) and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910. Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of one of the first Scouting organizations. His notable books related to Scouting include The Birch Bark Roll and the Boy Scout Handbook. He is responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA.

Awards: John Burroughs Medal, Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal, Silver Buffalo Award

Alias: “Ernest Evan Thompson”, “Ernest Seton-Thompson”, “Black Wolf”, “Chief”

Birth Place: South Shields, County Durham, England, United Kingdom

Death Place: Seton Village, New Mexico, United States

Source: Wikipedia

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