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SecState Rex Tillerson speaks about leadership at 2017 Jamboree

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson along with his wife Brenda visited the Jamboree on Friday as part of a ceremony detailing the planned Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center and unveiling a bronze statue of him at the site


..Tillerson spoke about the leadership center and the importance of instilling values-based leadership in America’s youth.


“When we acquired the site for the Jamboree, we realized we had an opportunity to do so much more than that,†said Tillerson, who served as national president of the Boy Scouts of America from 2010 to 2012. “We wanted to create a lasting leadership opportunity, and this was a part I really wanted to attach my name to.â€


The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center will be a part of the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex, which is under development. The center will be “a place for leadership and ethics training for youth,†according to Wayne Perry, another former national president of the BSA. Perry said the center will be approximately 12,000 square feet and feature multipurpose classrooms, an auditorium and a library.


The Boy Scouts unveiled a bronze statue of Tillerson and presented him with a flag and smaller replica statue.

“I feel so blessed to be led to this place and to be a part of this project,†he said. “My part is very small, but I am proud of my part.â€


Tillerson told Scouts to “never stop developing†as people and to be a “principles-based leader.â€


“You have to practice and work hard at it, and you are going to be challenged,†Tillerson said of improving as a leader and person. “That is what we want to teach you at this center — to practice and apply these values.â€


More details at above source link. Tillerson is a Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Buffalo Award recipient and past national president of the BSA.

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