Here is a great example of an active leader on the international stage sharing experience, knowledge, and stories with the next generation.
Donald P. Gregg, Chairman of the Pacific Century Institute and former Ambassador to South Korea, National Security Adviser to Vice President H. W. Bush, and CIA Chief of Station throughout Asia met with the 3rd grade Cub Scouts of Pack 94 in Armonk, NY.
As you can imagine, there was a lot to talk about. The boys were thoroughly engaged, asking lots of questions and providing their points of view.
Ambassador Gregg shared his experience working with the US Presidents and other world leaders, giving insight into their personalities. The conversation also included an appreciation of Native American culture and its contribution to our society along with stories that were handed down from his father and grandfather that brought American History to life.
As a testament to the event’s success, many of the boys stayed after the meeting ended in order to continue the conversation. Global leadership, service to one’s country, and local community engagement are no longer abstract concepts to these 3rd graders.
A special thanks also goes to the North Castle Historical Society for hosting this meeting in a one room schoolhouse dating back to the 1800s. The setting was very conducive to an
educational and intimate event.