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Character Connection Activities

The “Cub Scout Core Values” will be phased out following the 2015 program updates. Instead, Cub Scouts should focus on the 12 points of the Scout Law.

Lark sent in this question:

I am working with a cub scout pack and in charge of the Character Connection. On Monday we will discuss what character is, but I prefer a hands on activity to go along with it. Do you have any? Then I will be looking for hands on activities or games for each of the core values.

I want to do more than roll playing and discussion to get the points across. Thanks.

Yes, games and activities definitely help when introducing the Cub Scout core values, which the Character Connections relate to. If you just talk about them, you loose the Cub Scouts’ interest quickly.

For a general introduction to the Character Connections, check out my Core Values Crossword Puzzle. Readers, what are your favorite Character Connection activities for Cub Scouts? Add them to the comments below.

One Response to Character Connection Activities

  1. chris March 16, 2014 at 1:44 PM #

    Hi, I use your website to help me prepare for some of my meetings.
    I always have difficulty with the character connections and found this slide show when prepping for my Webelos Readyman.

    It defined the courage steps.

    Define the courage steps:

    Be strong – You must be in charge of yourself to help the victim

    Be calm – This can be a stressful situation

    Be clear – Remember your training and do the right thing

    Be careful – You should help, not hurt

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