How exactly did the C.O. work up to this? Did you hear from your wife whether or not the dubs actually did it?
The talk started with an illustration. CO asked a few kids what they wanted to be when they grew up. One said doctor, one said teacher, then he approached a 4-year old and she said "I want to be a pioneer". And the audience were all "awwe".
Of course this was an illustration, and not a real event.
But he apparantely was very specific about the adults asking the kids about their goals, and that the kids should answer 'pioneer' and from what I hear, they all did it.
I'm glad my kids were not there!