Character Connections

The Boy Scouts of America has replaced major portions of the Cub Scout Advancement Program as of June 1, 2015. 
The prior program, which included the Character Connections element described below, ended on May 31, 2015.

Cub Scouting's Character Connections program helps boys know, commit, and practice Cub Scouting's 12 core values while enjoying fun and adventure in their dens. 

Character Connections and the Core Values have been incorporated into various advancement requirements of the Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light ranks, and Webelos Activity Badges, as follows:

Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values

  1. Citizenship
    • Tiger Cub: 2 - Where I Live
    • Bear: 3j - What Makes America Special
    • Webelos: Citizen Activity Badge
  2. Compassion
    • Bear: 24f - Be a Leader
  3. Cooperation
    • Wolf: 10a - Family Fun
  4. Courage
    • Wolf : 12a - Making Choices
    • Bear: 11g - Be Ready
    • Webelos: Readyman Activity Badge
  5. Faith
    • Tiger Cub: 5 - Let's Go Outdoors
    • Wolf: 11a - Duty to God
    • Bear: 1a - Ways We Worship
    • Webelos: 8 - Faith
  6. Health and Fitness
    • Tiger Cub: 3 - Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe
    • Webelos: Health and Fitness Activity Badge
  7. Honesty
    • Bear: 18h - Jot it Down
    • Arrow of Light: 7
  8. Perseverance
    • Webelos: Athlete Activity Badge
  9. Positive Attitude
    • Wolf: 6a Start a Collection
    • Webelos: Scholar Activity Badge
  10. Resourcefulness
    • Bear: 21g - Build a Model
  11. Respect
    • Tiger Cub: 4 - How I Tell It
    • Wolf: 7a - Your Living World
    • Bear: 8g - The Past is Exciting and Important
    • Webelos: Naturalist Activity Badge
  12. Responsibility
    • Tiger Cub: 1 - Making My Family Special
    • Wolf: 9a Be Safe at Home and on the Street
    • Webelos: Handyman Activity Badge

Page updated on: May 01, 2015

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