At one session a scouting official led a discussion about religion.
The action surprised officials and led them to hope for a break in negotiations.
The official who would be serving as guide led them to a car for the short drive closer to the facility.
The region's collective resources are sufficient to the task, but we need elected officials to lead the way.
Military officials said special operation teams were still in Panama tracking down leads that might lead to the general.
A nearby official saw this and led the children to the police station, where their mothers picked them up a few hours later.
He said that holding officials personally liable would lead them to act too cautiously.
The elected officials led the group using increasingly individual modes of leadership with each passing year.
The officials lead demonstrations, but they also serve as a conduit for political negotiations to put an end to the crisis.
The next day, he said, he saw 47 high-ranking officials led away in the middle of the night.