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.
The Lion program 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.
- Lion’s Honor*
- Fun on the Run*
- Animal Kingdom*
- Mountain Lion*
- King of the Jungle*
- Pick My Path
- Gizmos and Gadgets
- Rumble in the Jungle
- On Your Mark
- I’ll Do It Myself
- Build It Up, Knock It Down
- Ready, Set, Grow
(* Required Adventure)
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.
The adult partner participates with the Lion in fun meetings and outings. He or she takes turns with other adult partners in leading a den meeting and/or outing.
A Lion guide is a volunteer leader who provides direct support to your Lion den.
The Cubmaster serves as the master of ceremonies for the monthly pack meeting. The pack meeting is an event where all of the dens in a Cub Scout pack come together for fun activities and awards. Lion dens usually attend only two special pack meetings to accommodate the earlier bedtimes of Lions.
The uniform for Lions is a Lion T-shirt with an optional cap. These items are available from your council’s Scout shop for all approved pilot councils.
The Lion guide wears the same official adult uniform as other Cub Scout pack leaders. A Lion adult polo shirt or Cub Scouting activity T-shirt is also appropriate.