Learn About Scouting
Robert Gates, Eagle Scout
Secretary of Defense, former CIA Director, former University President, long-term public servant, and Eagle Scout Robert Gates talks about the value of Scouting.
We couldn't have said it any better.
The full speech from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as he addresses the crowd at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.
Secretary Gates gives an inspirational speech about his scouting experiences. Listen to his story about a camping trip with his son's troop while he was CIA director (bet you've never had a camping trip like that). Listen to what he says about how scouting gave him the tools, experience, self-confidence, and determination to succeed in life.