Boys camp at Wyndygoul

From the exhibition:
Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton

New Mexico History Museum

Boys camp at Wyndygoul. This ca. 1905 photo shows tents set up at Seton’s Woodcraft estate, Wyndygoul, in Connecticut. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Forerunners to the Boy Scouts, the First Woodcraft Tribe was established at Windygoul estate at Cos Cob, Connecticut, in 1902. Seton's property had been vandalized by a group of boys from the local school. Rather than prosecuting them, he invited them to the property, and their meetings soon developed into the Woodcraft League of America. In 1910, Seton served as founding chairman of the Boy Scouts of America.

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