Cub Scouting’s 12 Core Values

Cub Scouting’s 12 Core Values

1. Citizenship:
Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.

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

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

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

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

6. Health and Fitness:
Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.

7. Honesty:
Telling the truth and being worthy of trust.

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

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

10. Resourcefulness:
Using human and other resources to their fullest.

11. Respect:
Showing regard for the worth of something or someone.

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

12 Core Values and the Scout Law
Boy Scouts learn and strive to live by the Scout Law:

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent

Many of the core values of Cub Scouting relate directly to the Scout Law:
Core Value – Scout Law
Compassion – Kind
Cooperation – Helpful
Courage – Brave
Health and Fitness – Clean
Honesty – Trustworthy
Positive Attitude – Cheerful

Character can be defined as the collection of core values by an individual that leads to moral commitment and action.

Character development should challenge Cub Scouts to experience core values
in six general areas: God, world, country, community, family, and self.

Character is “values in action.”


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