THE WOODCRAFT LEAGUE
ERNEST THOMPSON SETON, Chief
|Mark Sullivan, Secretary||Elon Huntington Hooker, Treasurer|
|Philip D. Fagans, Executive Secretary|
|HEADQUARTERS||- - -||13 WEST 29th STREET, NEW YORK|
COUNCIL OF GUIDANCE
John L. Alexander Carl E. Ekstrand Grace Parker Grace Gallatin Seton Grace Cotton Anne S. Grumman May Folwell Hoisington Harvey C. Went Hamlin Garland, Historian Jean W. Miller, Asst. Secretary and the officers
COUNCIL, PARTIAL LIST
Dr. Frank M. Chapman
Hon. Frank I. Cohen
Mrs. C. Tarbell Dudley
Mrs. Elon H. Hooker
Mrs. T. Charlton Hudson
Mrs. Charles D. Lanier
Rev. Perry Edwards Powell
Prof. W. H. Scherzer
Dr. Henry van Duke
Prof. Charles D. Walcott
The Woodcraft Movement, which was founded in April, 1902, was announced as a “character-making movement with a blue sky method, for all ages and both sexes”.
It is primaríly an educational movement with outdoor activities.
It utilizes character-building forces in the form of recreation.
It works primarily with Woodcraft in its widest sense, which includes swimming, boating, camping, forestry, nature-study, scouting, photography, etc.
It counts enormously on the magic of the camp-fire.
It establishes self-government with adult guidance.
It sums up training as perfect development with perfect self-control.
It recognizes the beauty of Common Things.
It never forgets the power of poetry, ceremony, romance, and the appeal to the ímagination.
It aims to fix in the mind of our youth with reproductive cleamess an ideal figure, physically strong, a trained athlete, dignified, courteous, self-controlled, happy in helping, equipped for emergencies, wise in the ways of the Woods, in touch with the world of men and affairs, not specialized, but of such all-round development that he can quickly be made a specialist in any needy place, and filled with a religion that consists not of mere observances, but a well-considered plan of life that makes him desired and helpful here to-day.