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by Ernest Thompson Seton

The Woodcraft League aims to set before our youth an ideal figure physically strong, dignified, courteous, self-controlled, happy in helping, equipped for emergencies, wise in the ways of the woods, in touch with the men of affairs, 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 of a spirit which makes one desired and helpful here today.

Its purpose is to teach the outdoor life for its worth in the building up of the body and the helping and strengthening of the soul; that one may go forth with the seeing eye and the thinking hand to learn the pleasant ways of the woods and of life, that one may be made in all wise, master of oneself; facing life without flinching, ready to take one's part among his fellows in all the problems which arise, rejoicing when some trial comes that the Great Spirit finds him the ruler of a strong soul in its worthy tabernacle.

The Woodcraft League believes that its message comes to the people of America, young and old, rich and poor.

The work of the League is divided as follows:

The Big Lodge of the Woodcraft League for Boys from twelve to eighteen.

The Big Lodge of the Woodcraft League for Girls from twelve to eighteen.

The Big Lodge of the Woodcraft League for Adults, men and women over eighteen.

(For these three groups, this Birch Bark Roll or Woodcraft Manual is the official handbook.)

The Little Lodge of the Woodcraft League for children under twelve. (Scroll published separately.)

The Family Lodge of the Woodcraft League for the entire family. (Special material furnished.)

Certain adult tribes devoted to the mystic side of Woodcraft have been organized as Red Lodges or Sun Lodges.

All are members of the Woodcraft League and may wear the badge of the League, a white shield with blue horns.

The Birch Bark Roll






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