Strengthening Good Character in Keystone Club
Character is defined as:
• Knowing the good (moral knowing)
• Loving the good (moral feeling)
• Doing the good (moral behavior)
The National Keystone Club program builds character as it challenges young people to develop characteristics of positive and ethical leaders. The continued character development that occurs in the Keystone program is equally as important as leadership development that occurs through project planning and implementation. More and more, we hear stories about the actions of others who exemplify questionable character and thus, others suffer because of these actions. Keystoners learn to make ethical decisions, the importance of civic involvement, and the virtues of honesty, responsibility, integrity, self-discipline and trustworthiness. With the many decisions Keystoners must make, they are challenged to become leaders of exceptional character. Discussions and activities that address character development are critical components of the overall success of a Keystone Club.