Elbert K. Fretwell
|Elbert K. Fretwell|
|Employer||Boy Scouts of America|
|Title||Chief Scout Executive|
|Predecessor||James E. West|
|Successor||Arthur A. Schuck|
|Children||Elbert K. Fretwell Jr.|
Professor Elbert K. Fretwell, PhD, (1878-1962) was an American academic and early leader in the field of youth development through recreation and extracurricular activity. He served as the second Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), serving from 1943 to 1948. Upon his retirement from the BSA, Fretwell was given the title of Chief Scout.
Dr. Fretwell was an associate professor of Scouting and recreational leadership and later, professor of education at the Teachers College, Columbia University.
Boy Scouts of America
Professor Fretwell was a volunteer for many years in the Boy Scouts of America. He was recognized for his services with the Silver Buffalo Award in 1939. He also received the Silver Tamaraw of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.
Partial list of works
- Extracurricular Activities in Secondary Schools, EK Fretwell - 1931 - Houghton Mifflin Company
- The School Assembly, EK Fretwell - Sixth Yearbook, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1922
- Survey of the Public Schools of Philadelphia. Vol. IV, EK Fretwell - The Public Education and Child Labor Association
- Extra-Curricular Activities of the Boys' High Schools, EK Fretwell - Baltimore Survey, 1920
- June 13, 1947 - Article - Print Headline: "GETS PHILIPPINE AWARD; Dr. E.K. Fretwell Honored for Boy Scout Rehabilitation Work" http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30B13F63E58147B93C1A8178DD85F438485F9
- Beale, John Robert. "Elbert K. Fretwell and the Extra-Curricular Activity Movement 1917-31, New York." Ph. D. dissertation, Kent State University, 1983.
|Boy Scouts of America|
James E. West
|Chief Scout Executive
Arthur A. Schuck