by Ernest Thompson Seton
( Tchessakid )
The Degree of Entertainer may be conferred on any one who takes thirteen of these tests
1. Tell entertainingly a good story, of not less than ten minutes, to a group of young
people five different times.
2. Tell standard Indian stories to a group of not less than five one hour a week for
two months, or equivalent.
3. Recite well five poems, orations, or stories which are in keeping with the occasions
4. Sing alone from memory five American folk songs.
5. Ditto for five English folk songs.
6. Ditto for five Scotch folk songs.
7. Ditto for five Irish folk songs.
8. Ditto for five folk songs of any other nation.
9. Act as accompanist at least six times for some public event in school, church, etc.
10. Take part on three or more occasions as a member of a quartet, glee club, chorus,
or as a member of an orchestra, band, etc.
11. Play an instrumental solo at three public occasions.
12. Give a party, arranging program of entertainment and refreshments, the latter not
to cost more than fifteen cents per person, and for at least six people.
13. Entertain younger people on five different occasions --introducing song, story,
dance, or manual training.
14. Write a play which is used for public performance.
15. Do ten recognizable bird or animal imitations.
16. Do successfully six moving pictures of given subjects such as Sleeping Beauty, Red
Riding Hood, Old Mother Hubbard, etc. (acting the story or rhyme out in pantomime).
17. Put on shadow charades in camp or shadow moving pictures with sheet and lantern.
18. Take part in folk dancing at three public events.
For "How To" Information, See: The
Birch Bark Roll