In the old Cub Scout program, the core value for Cub Scouts for the month of August was Honesty. This relates closely to Trustworthy in the Scout Law. According to the program helps honesty is:
Telling the truth and being worthy of trust. A Scout is honest. As boys have fun and interact in their den and pack, they learn that honesty can simply be defined as a refusal to lie, cheat, or steal in any way. Honesty is simply the truth.
So how can you fit this into your pack program? Here are some ideas:
- Have a fishing outing. Discuss the importance of following local fishing regulations.
- Visit a newspaper or TV station. Discuss how honesty is important when telling a story or reporting the news.
- Visit or invite in somebody who works with digital media, such as MP3 downloads, movies, or software. Talk about why downloading these without permission is a type of theft and how it hurts the copyright owners.
- Play Steal the Bacon or Tell It Like It Isn’t. 🙂
What are your ideas for honesty?