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What You Aren't Seeing: How Using Your Hidden Potential Can Help You Discover the Leader Within, The Inspiring Story of Herb Greenberg by Patrick Sweeney

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CHAPTER

5

Getting from Here to There

Floating in a lake in upstate New York, Herb smiled up at the warm sun, then took a deep breath and dove down as far as he could. Touching the bottom, he pushed off and came up, gasping for air. The 12-year old would spend this and his next three summers at this Boy Scout camp, connecting with kids from all across the state, competing, cooperating, and just having fun. This was such a completely different experience from the first camp he had gone to, where he was mercilessly beat up by anti-Semitic bullies. At first, Herb said, he had nightmares about going to another camp. His scoutmaster, though, encouraged him to let those fears go.

“It’s hard to explain what being accepted into the Boy Scouts meant ...

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