Lion

A program for boys 5-6 years old or in kindergarten

Lion is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together. A group of six to eight boys and their adult partners meet together in a group called a den. Dens will meet approximately twice per month. They have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together.

Lion is a national pilot program of the Boy Scouts of America for kindergarten-age boys. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to help young people build character, learn citizenship, develop personal fitness, become effective leaders, and have fun in the outdoors. Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for boys in the first through fifth grades. The Lion pilot is exploring the value of a Scouting program for kindergarten-age boys. (Boys must be 5 years old by September 30 and not yet 7 years.)

The Lion pilot encourages boys to learn and explore through hands-on, high-energy activities. Adult partners take turns leading a den meeting or outing during the year. Most meetings last approximately 45 minutes to an hour; outings are slightly longer.

Boys are recognized for their accomplishments as they work toward the Lion badge. The Lion badge is earned by completing five adventures. Adventures are completed during the den meetings and outings. When an adventure is completed, the youth receives a sticker to put in his Lion Adventure Book.

Your Family Adventures

As the adult partner, you will participate with the Lion in fun meetings and outings.
You will also takes turns with other adult partners in leading a den meeting and/or outing.

  • Lion’s Honor
  • Fun on the Run
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Mountain Lion
  • King of the Jungle
  • I’ll Do It Myself
  • Pick My Path
  • Gizmos and Gadgets
  • On Your Mark
  • Build It Up, Knock It Down
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Ready, Set, Grow

Den meetings and outings are facilitated by a Lion guide and participating parents. The Lion guide is an experienced Cub Scout leader. He or she will lead the first den meeting of the year. The Lion guide will help each adult partner lead one of the remaining meetings. The den meeting plans are provided in the Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook.