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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.
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The '''National Cub Scouting Character Connections Program''' was introduced in 2002. The key elements of the program were 12 core values, Citizenship, Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Faith, Health and Fitness, Honesty, Perseverance, Positive Attitude, Resourcefulness, Respect, and Responsibility. With the 2015 changes to the Cub Scout program, volunteer Dr. Nisha Zoeller put together a new nonofficial Cub Scout Connections for small dens.
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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]].
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{{quote|The purpose of this guide is to show the connections and common themes among Cub Scout Adventures across ranks to encourage the continuation of pack-level and multi-age programming as well as assist in the planning of events such as camping/outdoor programs and belt loop events. The adventures themselves are meant to be inter-disciplinary, touching upon a variety of themes and experiences within a single adventure.}}
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== The 12 Core Values of Cub Scouting ==
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==Aquatics==
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Boys are encouraged to "KNOW," "COMMIT," and "PRACTICE" each Core Value as follows:
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{{Connection
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|[[Tiger Elective Adventure: Floats and Boats]]|[[Wolf Elective Adventure: Spirit of the Water]]|[[Bear Elective Adventure: Salmon Run]]|[[Webelos-AoL Elective Adventure: Aquanaut]]}}
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===Citizenship===
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==Camping==
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Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.
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{{Connection
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:Suggested month: November
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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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|[[Wolf Adventure: Call of the Wild]]|[[Bear Adventure: Bear Necessities]]|[[Arrow of Light Adventure: Camper]]}}
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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]]''
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===Compassion===
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==Character/Citizenship==
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Being kind and considerate, and showing concern for the well-being of others.
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{{Connection|noLion=|
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:Suggested Month: March
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|{{ConnectionBox|Tiger Elective Adventure: Earning Your Stripes|Tiger Elective Adventure: Good Knights|adventure3=|adventure4=|adventure5=}}
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:'''''Related requirement''':
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|{{ConnectionBox|Wolf Adventure: Council Fire|Wolf Elective Adventure: Cubs Who Care|Wolf Elective Adventure: Hometown Heroes||adventure4=|adventure5=}}
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#Be a Leader|Bear: 24f - Be a Leader]]''
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|{{ConnectionBox|Bear Adventure: Paws for Action|adventure2=|adventure3=|adventure4=|adventure5=}}
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|{{ConnectionBox|Arrow of Light Adventure: Building a Better World|Webelos-AoL Elective Adventure: Aware and Care|Webelos-AoL Elective Adventure: Build My Own Hero|adventure4=|adventure5=}}}}
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===Cooperation===
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==Cooking & Nutrition==
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Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.
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:Suggested Month: September
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:'''''Related requirement''':
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:*[[Wolf Cub Scout#Family Fun|Wolf: 10a - Family Fun]]''
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===Courage===
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==Faith==
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Being brave and doing what is right regardless of our fears, the difficulties, or the consequences.
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:Suggested Month: July
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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]]''
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===Faith===
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==Games==
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Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.
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:Suggested Month: April
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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]]''
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===Health and Fitness===
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==Health, Safety, and First Aid==
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Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.
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:Suggested Month: May
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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]]''
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===Honesty===
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==Hiking==
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Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.
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:Suggested Month: August
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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''
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===Perseverance===
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==Home and Family==
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Sticking with something and not giving up, even if it is difficult.
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:Suggested Month: June
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:'''''Related requirement''':
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:*[[Athlete|Webelos: Athlete Activity Badge]]''
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===Positive Attitude===
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==Plants and Wildlife==
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Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.
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:Suggested Month: January
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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]]''
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===Resourcefulness===
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==Scouting Skills==
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Using human and other resources to their fullest.
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:Suggested Month: February
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:'''''Related requirement''':
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:*[[Bear Cub Scout#Build a Model|Bear: 21g - Build a Model]]''
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===Respect===
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==Sports and Physical Fitness==
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Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.
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:Suggested Month: December
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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]]''
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===Responsibility===
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==STEM==
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Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.
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:Suggested Month: October
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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]]''
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==Matrix==
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==Visual and Performing Arts==
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The following table lines up each core value across all ranks.<br /> It is sorted by the number of times it's presented across all ranks.
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==Miscellaneous Fun==
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! scope="col" style="background:#efefef;" | Core Value
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! scope="col" style="background:#efefef;" | Tiger
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! scope="col" style="background:#efefef;" | Wolf
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! scope="col" style="background:#efefef;" | Bear
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! scope="row" style="background:#FDEEF4;" | Faith
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>5E - Let's Go Outdoors (p 73)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>11A - Duty to God (pg 95)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>1A - Ways We Worship (pg 27)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>Webelos Badge #8 (pg 50)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#FDEEF4;" | Honesty
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>Bobcat Trail #1 (pg 30)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>Bobcat Trail #1 (pg 18)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>Bobcat Trail #1 (pg 14) &<br /> 18H Jot It Down (pg 145)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>Bobcat Trail #1 (pg 42) &<br /> Arrow of Light #7 (pg 64)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#FDEEF4;" | Respect
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>4F - How I Tell It (pg 65)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>7A - Your Living World (pg 75)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>8G - The Past is Exciting and<br />Important (pg 78)</small>
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! style="background:#FDEEF4;" |<small>Naturalist #1 (pg 318)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#ADDFFF;" | Citizenship
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>2D - Where I Live (p 49)</small>
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>3J - What Makes America Special (pg 41)</small>
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>Citizen #1 (pg 144)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#ADDFFF;" | Courage
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>12A - Making Choices (pg 101)</small>
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>11g - Be Ready (pg 96)</small>
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>Readyman #1 (pg 366)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#ADDFFF;" | Responsibility
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>1F - Making My Family Special (pg 38)</small>
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>9A - Be Safe at Home and<br />on the Street (pg 83)</small>
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! style="background:#ADDFFF;" |<small>Handyman #1 (pg 300)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#95B9C7;" | Health & Fitness
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! style="background:#95B9C7;" |<small>3D - Keeping Myself Healthy<br />and Safe (pg 58)</small>
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! style="background:#95B9C7;" |<small>Fitness #1 (pg 246)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#95B9C7;" | Positive Attitude
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! style="background:#95B9C7;" |<small>6A - Start A Collection (pg 71)</small>
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! style="background:#95B9C7;" |<small>Scholar #1 (pg 392)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#6AFB92;" | Compassion
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! style="background:#6AFB92;" |<small>24F - Be A Leader (pg 179)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#6AFB92;" | Cooperation
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! style="background:#6AFB92;" |<small>10A - Family Fun (pg 88)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#6AFB92;" | Perseverance
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! style="background:#6AFB92;" |<small> Athlete #1 (pg 124)</small>
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! scope="row" style="background:#6AFB92;" | Resourcefulness
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! style="background:#6AFB92;" |<small>21G - Build a Model (pg 160)</small>
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! style="background:#efefef;" align="center" |'''6'''
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! style="background:#efefef;" align="center" |'''7'''
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==Examples for finding connections==
==External links==
==External links==

Revision as of 21:21, April 24, 2016

The National Cub Scouting Character Connections Program was introduced in 2002. The key elements of the program were 12 core values, Citizenship, Compassion, Cooperation, Courage, Faith, Health and Fitness, Honesty, Perseverance, Positive Attitude, Resourcefulness, Respect, and Responsibility. With the 2015 changes to the Cub Scout program, volunteer Dr. Nisha Zoeller put together a new nonofficial Cub Scout Connections for small dens.

The purpose of this guide is to show the connections and common themes among Cub Scout Adventures across ranks to encourage the continuation of pack-level and multi-age programming as well as assist in the planning of events such as camping/outdoor programs and belt loop events. The adventures themselves are meant to be inter-disciplinary, touching upon a variety of themes and experiences within a single adventure.

Contents

Aquatics

TigerTiger Elective Adventure: Floats and Boats
WolfWolf Elective Adventure: Spirit of the Water
BearBear Elective Adventure: Salmon Run
Webelos - Arrow of LightWebelos-AoL Elective Adventure: Aquanaut

Camping

WolfWolf Adventure: Call of the Wild
BearBear Adventure: Bear Necessities
Webelos - Arrow of LightArrow of Light Adventure: Camper

Character/Citizenship

TigerTiger Elective Adventure: Earning Your Stripes
Tiger Elective Adventure: Good Knights
WolfWolf Adventure: Council Fire
Wolf Elective Adventure: Cubs Who Care
Wolf Elective Adventure: Hometown Heroes
BearBear Adventure: Paws for Action
Webelos - Arrow of LightArrow of Light Adventure: Building a Better World
Webelos-AoL Elective Adventure: Aware and Care
Webelos-AoL Elective Adventure: Build My Own Hero

Cooking & Nutrition

Faith

Games

Health, Safety, and First Aid

Hiking

Home and Family

Plants and Wildlife

Scouting Skills

Sports and Physical Fitness

STEM

Visual and Performing Arts

Miscellaneous Fun

Examples for finding connections

External links

Personal tools
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