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"Character Connections"

Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service. These elements were part of the original Cub Scout program and continue to be part of Cub Scouting today. There are 10 Purposes of Cub Scouting.

Character development should extend into every aspect of a boy's life and also extend into every aspect of Cub Scouting. Cub Scout leaders should strive to use Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values throughout all elements of the program-service projects, ceremonies, games, skits, songs, crafts, and all the other activities enjoyed at Den and Pack Meetings.


The Purposes of Cub Scouting
1. Character Development
2. Spiritual Growth
3. Good Citizenship
4. Sportsmanship and fitness
5. Family Understanding
6. Respectful Relationships
7. Personal Achievement
8. Friendly Service
9. Fun and Adventure
10. Preparation for Boy Scouts
Character Connections
1. Citizenship
2. Compassion
3. Cooperation
4. Courage
5. Faith
6. Health & Fitness
7. Honesty
8. Perserverance
9. Positive Attitude
10. Reoucefulness
11. Respect
12. Responsibility
Scout Law
Helpful
Friendly, Kind
Helpful, Cheerful, Friendly
Brave
Reverent
Clean
Trustworthy, Loyal
Thrifty
Cheerful
Thrifty
Obedient
Trustworthy

Link to more info on Character Connections .... Character Connections Chart (BSA 13-323A) - PDF

Character Connection Summary Page - PDF

Character Connection Outdoor Activity "grid" - PDF

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