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Thompson, Ernest Evan

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1946 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Naturalists, Writers

1860 – Born on August 14th in South Shields, Durham, England. A naturalist and writer who was an early practitioner of the modern school of animal-fiction writing.

1866 – Seton was raised in North America, his family having emigrated to Canada.

1902 – He wrote the first of a series of articles that began the Woodcraft movement (published in the Ladies Home Journal).

1904-1906 – He visited Britain to promote his work around woodcraft – and was later to claim that Baden-Powell had stolen ‘many of Scouting’s essential ideas from him’

1910-1915 – Ernest Thompson Seton became chairman of the founding committee of Boy Scouts of America as Chief Scout.

         – He revived Woodcraft as a coeducational organization – the Woodcraft League of America  – as a co-educational program open to children between ages "4 and 94".

1946 – Died on October 23rd in Seton Village, Santa Fe, New Mexico.