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The Cub Scouting Character Connections Program identifies 12 core values which are incorporated into the advancement requirements for the [[Tiger Cub Scout]], [[Wolf Cub Scout]], [[Bear Cub Scout]], [[Webelos Scout]], and [[Arrow of Light award]], as well as the [[Webelos Activity Badges]].
The Cub Scouting Character Connections Program identifies 12 core values which are incorporated into the advancement requirements for the [[Tiger Cub Scout]], [[Wolf Cub Scout]], [[Bear Cub Scout]], [[Webelos Scout]], and [[Arrow of Light award]], as well as the [[Webelos Activity Badges]].
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== The 12 Core Values of Cub Scouting ==
Boys are encouraged to "KNOW," "COMMIT," and "PRACTICE" each Core Value as follows:
Boys are encouraged to "KNOW," "COMMIT," and "PRACTICE" each Core Value as follows:
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===Citizenship===
===Citizenship===
Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.
Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.
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:'''''Related requirements''': [[Tiger Cub Scout#Where I Live|Tiger Cub: 2 - Where I Live]], [[Bear Cub Scout#What Makes America Special|Bear: 3j - What Makes America Special]], [[Citizen|Webelos: Citizen Activity Badge]]''
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:'''''Related requirements''':
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:*[[Tiger Cub Scout#Where I Live|Tiger Cub: 2 - Where I Live]],
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#What Makes America Special|Bear: 3j - What Makes America Special]],
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:*[[Citizen|Webelos: Citizen Activity Badge]]''
===Compassion===
===Compassion===
Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.
Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.
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:'''''Related requirement''': [[Bear Cub Scout#Be a Leader|Bear: 24f - Be a Leader]]''
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:'''''Related requirement''':
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#Be a Leader|Bear: 24f - Be a Leader]]''
===Cooperation===
===Cooperation===
Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.
Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.
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:'''''Related requirement''': [[Wolf Cub Scout#Family Fun|Wolf: 10a - Family Fun]]''
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:'''''Related requirement''':
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:*[[Wolf Cub Scout#Family Fun|Wolf: 10a - Family Fun]]''
===Courage===
===Courage===
Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
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:'''''Related requirements''': [[Wolf Cub Scout#Making Choices|Wolf: 12a - Making Choices]], [[Bear Cub Scout#Be Ready|Bear: 11g - Be Ready]], [[Readyman|Webelos: Readyman Activity Badge]]''
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:'''''Related requirements''':
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:*[[Wolf Cub Scout#Making Choices|Wolf: 12a - Making Choices]],
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#Be Ready|Bear: 11g - Be Ready]],
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:*[[Readyman|Webelos: Readyman Activity Badge]]''
===Faith===
===Faith===
Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.
Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.
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:'''''Related requirements''': [[Tiger Cub Scout#Let's Go Outdoors|Tiger Cub: 5 - Let's Go Outdoors]], [[Wolf Cub Scout#Duty to God|Wolf: 11a - Duty to God]], [[Bear Cub Scout#Ways We Worship|Bear: 1a - Ways We Worship]], [[Webelos Scout|Webelos: 8 - Faith]]''
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:'''''Related requirements''':
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:*[[Tiger Cub Scout#Let's Go Outdoors|Tiger Cub: 5 - Let's Go Outdoors]],
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:*[[Wolf Cub Scout#Duty to God|Wolf: 11a - Duty to God]],
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#Ways We Worship|Bear: 1a - Ways We Worship]],
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:*[[Webelos Scout|Webelos: 8 - Faith]]''
===Health and Fitness===
===Health and Fitness===
Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
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:'''''Related requirements''': [[Tiger Cub Scout#Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe|Tiger Cub: 3 - Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe]], [[Fitness|Webelos: Fitness Activity Badge]]''
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:'''''Related requirements''':
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:*[[Tiger Cub Scout#Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe|Tiger Cub: 3 - Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe]],
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:*[[Fitness|Webelos: Fitness Activity Badge]]''
===Honesty===
===Honesty===
Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
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:'''''Related requirements''': [[Bear Cub Scout#Jot it Down|Bear: 18h - Jot it Down]], [[Arrow of Light award]]: 7''
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:'''''Related requirements''':
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#Jot it Down|Bear: 18h - Jot it Down]],
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:*[[Arrow of Light award]]: 7''
===Perseverance===
===Perseverance===
Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
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:'''''Related requirement''': [[Athlete|Webelos: Athlete Activity Badge]]''
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:'''''Related requirement''':
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:*[[Athlete|Webelos: Athlete Activity Badge]]''
===Positive Attitude===
===Positive Attitude===
Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
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:'''''Related requirements''': [[Wolf Cub Scout#Start a Collection|Wolf: 6a, Start a Collection]], [[Scholar|Webelos: Scholar Activity Badge]]''
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:'''''Related requirements''':
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:*[[Wolf Cub Scout#Start a Collection|Wolf: 6a, Start a Collection]],
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:*[[Scholar|Webelos: Scholar Activity Badge]]''
===Resourcefulness===
===Resourcefulness===
Using human and other resources to their fullest.
Using human and other resources to their fullest.
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:'''''Related requirement''': [[Bear Cub Scout#Build a Model|Bear: 21g - Build a Model]]''
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:'''''Related requirement''':
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#Build a Model|Bear: 21g - Build a Model]]''
===Respect===
===Respect===
Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
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:'''''Related requirements''': [[Tiger Cub Scout#How I Tell It|Tiger Cub: 4 - How I Tell It]], [[Wolf Cub Scout#Your Living World|Wolf: 7a - Your Living World]], [[Bear Cub Scout#The Past is Exciting and Important|Bear: 8g - The Past is Exciting and Important]], [[Naturalist|Webelos: Naturalist Activity Badge]]''
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:'''''Related requirements''':
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:*[[Tiger Cub Scout#How I Tell It|Tiger Cub: 4 - How I Tell It]],
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:*[[Wolf Cub Scout#Your Living World|Wolf: 7a - Your Living World]],
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#The Past is Exciting and Important|Bear: 8g - The Past is Exciting and Important]],
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:*[[Naturalist|Webelos: Naturalist Activity Badge]]''
===Responsibility===
===Responsibility===
Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.
Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.
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:'''''Related requirements''': [[Tiger Cub Scout#Making My Family Special|Tiger Cub: 1 - Making My Family Special]], [[Wolf Cub Scout#Be Safe at Home and on the Street|Wolf: 9a Be Safe at Home and on the Street]], [[Handyman|Webelos: Handyman Activity Badge]]''
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:'''''Related requirements''':
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:*[[Tiger Cub Scout#Making My Family Special|Tiger Cub: 1 - Making My Family Special]],
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:*[[Wolf Cub Scout#Be Safe at Home and on the Street|Wolf: 9a Be Safe at Home and on the Street]],
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:*[[Handyman|Webelos: Handyman Activity Badge]]''
==External links==
==External links==
*[http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0303/a-cubs.html "Of Cub Scouting And Core Values", ''Scouting'' magazine, March-April 2003 issue]
*[http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0303/a-cubs.html "Of Cub Scouting And Core Values", ''Scouting'' magazine, March-April 2003 issue]

Revision as of 23:25, July 18, 2008

The National Cub Scouting Character Connections Program was introduced in 2002. The key elements of the program are 12 core values, several of which relate directly to points in the Scout Law. The character-building process is called Character Connections, which connects the values to the activities and advancement of Cub and Webelos Scouts.

The Cub Scouting Character Connections Program identifies 12 core values which are incorporated into the advancement requirements for the Tiger Cub Scout, Wolf Cub Scout, Bear Cub Scout, Webelos Scout, and Arrow of Light award, as well as the Webelos Activity Badges.

The 12 Core Values of Cub Scouting

Boys are encouraged to "KNOW," "COMMIT," and "PRACTICE" each Core Value as follows:

Citizenship

Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.

Related requirements:

Compassion

Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.

Related requirement:

Cooperation

Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.

Related requirement:

Courage

Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.

Related requirements:

Faith

Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.

Related requirements:

Health and Fitness

Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.

Related requirements:

Honesty

Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.

Related requirements:

Perseverance

Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.

Related requirement:

Positive Attitude

Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.

Related requirements:

Resourcefulness

Using human and other resources to their fullest.

Related requirement:

Respect

Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.

Related requirements:

Responsibility

Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.

Related requirements:

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