Some of the purposes of Cub Scouting through this month's theme include:
Preparation for Boy Scouting. Learning about the history of Scouting helps Cub Scouts prepare for their next adventures as Boy Scouts.The core values highlighted this month are:
Citizenship. Boys learn about the character of those who started the Scouting movement.
Honesty. Cub Scouts learn that when they are true and honest with themselves, being true and honest with others will quickly follow.
Faith. With family guidance Cub Scouts develop in their own faith.
Character Connections - Honesty
In the Pack: Explain Honesty and the activity. Do the same activity with 3-5 family members. Encourage families to continue activity at home to instill value at home.
In the Den: Know: Webster says: (noun) Integrity; truthfulness; sincerity; free from deception; trustworthy.
Practice: At beginning of each meeting this month, ask: “who had a situation this week where it was a challenge to be honest?” Boys share what happened. Have “Honesty Under Pressure” awards ready to hand out to all boys in den. Each week will probably increase. Boys will want to earn the award.
Commit: Boys fill out journaling page, committing to what they have learned about being honest.