by Ernest Thompson Seton
The Degree of Teacher may be conferred on any one who takes seven of these tests:
1. Teach at least five stories of merit to younger member so that the child can in turn
2. Teach a class of children to sing, dance, or act for some patriotic, school, or
3. Teach a class of children in athletics for three months --dancing, swimming, riding,
fencing, boxing, hiking, rowing or paddling.
4. Lead an outdoor nature class of four or more children for three months.
5. Teach any child to make a basket, a bird box, a clay pot, a grass rug, a bead head
band or other useful handicraft article.
6. Teach six or more young people two Indian dances so that they can perform them at
7. Teach six or more children three folk dances.
8. Organize and lead a Tribe in Woodcraft for a year.
9. Lead an outdoor nature study class of four or more children for a year, so that
class has collected twenty-five butterflies or moths, twenty-five wild flowers, ten ferns;
knows fifteen trees by leaf and bark.
10. Have a class of four or more in popular astronomy for a winter or a summer, so that
class can pass test for knowing Pole Star and fifteen star-groups.
11. Teach a handicraft class such as beadwork, baskets, quillwork, metal work, pottery,
12. Teach two or more children to sing without accompaniment any three ballads (solos
or duets) of known merit, such as folk songs or standard songs.
13. Bring group of children trained by self to entertain Council by dancing, singing,
talk-fest, or acting.
For "How To" Information, See: The
Birch Bark Roll