LION PROGRAM Approved For All Cub Scout Packs

 

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What are Lions

  • Lion Scouts are kindergarten-age youth.
  • Lions join with a parent or caring adult partner.
  • Lions form dens of six to eight Lion Scout pairs (youth and accompanying adult).
  • Lion dens are part of a Cub Scout pack.
  • Lions may wear a special Lion T-shirt to their activities.
  • Lions move to the next Cub Scout level (Tigers) at the end of kindergarten.

 

Downloads

Early Adopter & Pilot Program Updates January 8, 2018

Lion Veggie Car Derby Flyer
Lion Program Approved For All Packs
Lion Health and Safety

Lion FAQs

Links

National BSA Lion Website

Council Lion
Steering Committee

Council Lion Staff Advisor
Manny Fonseca: 443.573.2500 | mfonseca@baltimoebsa.org
District Lion Coordinators
Arrowhead Charley Jay jayfamcs@comcast.net 
Carroll Carol Chase Chasefam@comcast.net 
Chesapeake Jan Wilson janwilson822@gmail.com
Dulaney Todd Emmons todd@dovetailrestoration.com 
Four Rivers Debbie Huprich grandmahup@yahoo.com
Harford Todd Colby toddcolby@yahoo.com 
National Pike Mike Taylor MikeTaylorUC@msn.com 
The Capitol Vacant  
Thurgood Marshall Veronica White evangaline@msn.com 
   

There is an memLion Faceexciting new Scouting program called “Lion” for Kindergarten-aged boys and girls that will be available this fall. This program does not change any of the current ranks and organization of other Scouting programs. It’s unique as it reaches out to a slightly younger group of boys.

Research shows that childhood development accelerates around ages 4 and 5, about the time youth begin formal education. That’s where Scouting comes in. Like many of the BSA’s programs which supplement the learning and growth boys experience at home and in an educational environment at that age, the Boy Scouts of America has developed this program for 5-year-old Kindergarten boys and girls.

The Goals of the Lion Program

Baltimore Area Council is happy to offer this great Scouting program. The Lion program has the same mission as the rest of the Scouting program, but is simple, extremely flexible and a great way to introduce families to Scouting. A Lion learns by doing things himself while having fun. As he or she learns and grows, the relationship with their adult partner grows as well. We hope to have the early enthusiasm caused by this, stay with the youth through the rest of their Scouting experience. At the conclusion of their kindergarten year, the Lion will transition to Tiger Scout and continue on their journey through Cub Scouting. 

OVERVIEW

Lions is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together. A group of six to eight youth 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.

PROGRAM

The Lion program encourages youth 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 and outings are approximately 45 minutes in length.

RECOGNITION

Youth 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. 

Leadership

Den meetings and outings are facilitated by a Lion Den Leader and participating parents. The Lion Den Leader is an experienced Cub Scout Leader. He or she will lead the first den meeting of the year. The Lion Den Leader 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. He or she takes turns with other adult partners to lead a den meeting and/or outing.

Lion Den Leader

A Lion Den Leader is a volunteer leader who provides direct support to your Lion Den. The position description is:

  • Has previous successful experience as den leader
  • Works directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that the den is an active and successful part of the pack
  • Plans and prepares for initial Lion den meeting and outings
  • Mentors adult partners in the delivery of Lion den meetings
  • Attends the pack leaders’ meeting
  • Leads the den at the monthly outings and other pack activities
  • Ensures the transition of Lion Scouts to Tigers at year-end
  • Prepares the Lions for day camp at the end of the Lion year if appropriate
  • Coordinates shared leadership among the Lion adult partners in the den
  • Ensures that each Lion and his adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, which plans and executes the den activities, and rotates responsibilities monthly

Cubmaster

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. For the Lions, each month one meeting will be a den meeting and one meeting will be a pack meeting or outing.

Adventures

The Lion program is made up of 12 adventures. Each adventure is designed to help your child have fun and learn useful things. Earning the five required adventures leads to your child achieving the Lion badge. In addition to the five required adventures, there are seven elective adventures that the youth in the den may earn for further fun and enrichment. It is not expected that youth will complete all 12 adventures. BSA suggests that dens complete the Lion’s Honor adventure first, however there is no required order for the remaining adventures.

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

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What are Lions

  • Lion Scouts are kindergarten-age youth.
  • Lions join with a parent or caring adult partner.
  • Lions form dens of six to eight Lion Scout pairs (youth and accompanying adult).
  • Lion dens are part of a Cub Scout pack.
  • Lions may wear a special Lion T-shirt to their activities.
  • Lions move to the next Cub Scout level (Tigers) at the end of kindergarten.