In Scouting, we pride ourselves on the character- and leadership-development opportunities we provide for our nation’s youth. That pride approaches an apex when we see our members go on to do tremendous things and then credit our movement with helping them succeed.
One of many examples is Eagle Scout Diego Rodriguez, who is the first Hispanic assistant director in charge of the FBI’s largest field office in New York City, supervising 2,000 employees and investigating everything from terrorism to public corruption.
He credits Scouting with teaching him the skills to get him where he is today.
“I started building my character at a young age, when I joined the Boy Scouts and began honing and fine-tuning a wealth of personal skills,” he recalled in a recent interview with Latin Business Today. “I have used the knowledge and skills learned via Boy Scouts countless times, which has also allowed me time to look back and reflect on the education I received while I was a Scout member.”
I think Diego is being modest. A great deal of his success came from his own personal commitment to be of service to others, and he deserves high praise for his accomplishments. At the same time, we are proud that Scouting had a role in his development as a leader.
Diego is on quite an adventure with the FBI, and we wish him all the best in his public service.
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