Character Connections

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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.

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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.

Suggested month: November
Related requirements:

Compassion

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

Suggested Month: March
Related requirement:

Cooperation

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

Suggested Month: September
Related requirement:

Courage

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

Suggested Month: July
Related requirements:

Faith

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

Suggested Month: April
Related requirements:

Health and Fitness

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

Suggested Month: May
Related requirements:

Honesty

Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.

Suggested Month: August
Related requirements:

Perseverance

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

Suggested Month: June
Related requirement:

Positive Attitude

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

Suggested Month: January
Related requirements:

Resourcefulness

Using human and other resources to their fullest.

Suggested Month: February
Related requirement:

Respect

Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.

Suggested Month: December
Related requirements:

Responsibility

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

Suggested Month: October
Related requirements:

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Matrix

The following table lines up each core value across all ranks.
It is sorted by the number of times it's presented across all ranks.

Core Value Tiger Wolf Bear Webelos
Faith 5E - Let's Go Outdoors (p 73) 11A - Duty to God (pg 95) 1A - Ways We Worship (pg 27) Webelos Badge #8 (pg 50)
Honesty Bobcat Trail #1 (pg 30) Bobcat Trail #1 (pg 18) Bobcat Trail #1 (pg 14) &
18H Jot It Down (pg 145)
Bobcat Trail #1 (pg 42) &
Arrow of Light #7 (pg 64)
Respect 4F - How I Tell It (pg 65) 7A - Your Living World (pg 75) 8G - The Past is Exciting and
Important (pg 78)
Naturalist #1 (pg 318)
Citizenship 2D - Where I Live (p 49) 3J - What Makes America Special (pg 41) Citizen #1 (pg 144)
Courage 12A - Making Choices (pg 101) 11g - Be Ready (pg 96) Readyman #1 (pg 366)
Responsibility 1F - Making My Family Special (pg 38) 9A - Be Safe at Home and
on the Street (pg 83)
Handyman #1 (pg 300)
Health & Fitness 3D - Keeping Myself Healthy
and Safe (pg 58)
Fitness #1 (pg 246)
Positive Attitude 6A - Start A Collection (pg 71) Scholar #1 (pg 392)
Compassion 24F - Be A Leader (pg 179)
Cooperation 10A - Family Fun (pg 88)
Perseverance Athlete #1 (pg 124)
Resourcefulness 21G - Build a Model (pg 160)
Total 6 7 7 9

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