Kids & Family

Cubcast is an audio podcast featuring a variety of how-to and information topics for Cub Scouting leaders and parents. You can download the .mp3 audio files directly from this page, for use on your computer or digital music player.

January 2015 - The Science of Character Building

January 1st, 2015

Episode 74 of 100 episodes

Have you ever found yourself asking, “What does Scouting mean by ‘building character’?” Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, is conducting a study on how the Cub Scouting program instills kids with positive characteristics that may differ from other youth programs. This study is seeking to understand the impact that Scouting has on the development of character in the Cradle of Liberty Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dan Warren, a doctoral student of child study and human development at Tufts University and one of the researchers on that study, joins us for an enlightening discussion. Join us, won’t you?

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