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Lions is a National pilot program of the Boy Scouts of America for Kindergarten-age boys.
Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America, whose mission is to help young people build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness, become effective leaders and have fun in the outdoors. Cub Scouting focuses on boys in the first through fifth grades. The Lion Pilot is exploring the value of a Kindergarten-age program (Boys must be 5 years old by September 1).


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


The Lion Pilot encourages boys to learn and explore through hands on, high energy activities. Each adult partner takes a turn at leading a den meeting or outing during the year. Most meetings and outings are approximately 45 minutes in length.


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 keepsake Adventure book.

    Lion’s Honor
    Pick My Path
    Pick My Path
    Fun On the Run
    Animal Kingdom
    On Your Mark
    Mountain Lion
    Build It Up, Knock It Down
    King of the Jungle
    Rumble in the Jungle
    I'll Do It Myself
    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 following meetings. The den meeting plans are provided in the Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook

Adult Partner

The adult partner participates with the Lion in fun meetings and outings. And takes turns with other adult partners to lead a Den meeting or outing.

Lion Guide

A Lion Guide is a volunteer leader who provides direct support to your Lion Den.


The Cubmaster serves as the “ringmaster” for the monthly pack meeting.
The pack meeting is an event where all the dens in a Cub Scout pack come together for fun activities and awards. Lion dens usually attend only two pack meetings as Lions.

  • The uniform for Lions is a Lion T-shirt with an optional cap. These items are available from your Councils Scout Shop for all approved Pilot Councils.
  • Adults may wear the above uniform or follow the pack’s uniform custom.
 RESOURCES Resources available for the National Pilot Approved Councils are:
  • Recruitment: Build an Adventure recruitment materials, this flyer, FAQS
  • Orientation and Training:
  1. 1)  For parents, Lion Guides, and Cubmasters

  2. 2)  Specifically for Lion Guides

  • Program Materials from Council Scout Shop:
  1. 1)  Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook: 12 Den Meeting, Outing Plans & stickers

  2. 2)  Lion Adventure Book: Youth keepsake

  3. 3)  Completion Lion Patch—for the 5 required adventures

  • Your Local Council, unit and experienced Cub Scout leaders

The program materials were developed under the auspices of the National Service Center of the Boy Scouts of America. The materials were based on 4 Pilot councils and their years of experiences. Then the program was modified by a development team including experts in child development and education working with the Boy Scouts of America. Collectively, this team had over seventy-five years of experience in education, including advanced preparation in child and curriculum development, and Scouting volunteers.


Evaluations will be completed throughout the year. Since this is a Pilot, your participation is needed to provide feedback for program continuation or expansion. To support the pilot feedback it is important to deliver the program as designed.

Seneca Admin,
Mar 22, 2016, 3:23 PM
Seneca Admin,
Mar 22, 2016, 3:23 PM
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Mar 22, 2016, 3:23 PM