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February 25, 2020, by Victor Rivera

Thomas Donohue, Distinguished Eagle Scout, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has a message for 3 million member businesses

“Exploring is not just a good thing to do,” he said. “Exploring is a smart way to identify, train and recruit young talent.”

Those are Thomas Donohue’s words first seen on “Bryan On Scouting” on August 25, 2016 but the message still rings true today.

More from that article:

Donohue, a former professional Scouter with three Eagle Scout sons, delivered a keynote address Thursday morning at the BSA’s Top Hands meeting in New Orleans. He says companies who create and sponsor an Exploring post will inevitably have a position to fill down the road. And when they do, he says, they’ll think of Exploring. Because they know hiring a former Explorer isn’t like hiring some stranger off LinkedIn.

Explorers acquire the skills, experience and character to succeed. They learn things like duty, honor, teamwork, confidence and the ability to always Be Prepared.

Donohue, who has built the Chamber into a lobbying powerhouse on Capitol Hill, knows this well because he got his start in Scouting.

“The character and leadership skills I learned as a Boy Scout and then as an Eagle Scout have served me well,” he said.

To read the full story please visit Bryan On Scouting, click below:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO to companies: Use Exploring to build a talent pipeline

If you are interested in learning more about Exploring in the Longhorn Council,

please contact Monna Clayton, District Director for Exploring and Scoutreach.

[email protected]

Check out this quick 90-second “Exploring Anthem” video.

(click below…)


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