Lion to Be an Official Cub Scout Rank

Starting in the 2018-2019 program year, the Lion program for kindergarten aged boys and girls will be an official Cub Scout rank.

The program has been in the pilot phase for a couple of years, but this coming year all Cub Scout packs will be able to offer Lions to their families with kindergarten aged sons and daughters.  Like Tigers, Lions will participate in the program with adult partners.  The adult leader for the den is called a Lion Guide. You can learn more about the program on the BSA website.

Typically, Lions will have one meeting a month and will also have an outing or attend a pack meeting once per month.  There are five required adventures for the Lion badge, plus seven elective adventures:

Readers, did any of you participate in the pilot program? What did you think?


4 Responses to Lion to Be an Official Cub Scout Rank

  1. Amanda July 2, 2018 at 6:23 AM #

    Our pack here in central New York participated in the Lion program last year. We absolutely loved the program and as a Committee Chair I am happy they are continuing it. My first Lions are now Tigers and are having even more fun than they did last year.

  2. Theresa October 2, 2018 at 7:37 PM #

    My son was in Lions for the 17-18 school year. Unfortunately it was not the best experience for my son, who vowed not to do scouts ever again. Thankfully he changed his mind, and I am now the den leader for his Tiger den. I think the program (no matter what age) really hinges on great leadership within a Den. That really makes a difference. So far we don’t have any kids signed up for Lions this year, hopefully soon!

  3. Shelley February 22, 2019 at 12:47 PM #

    My was son was a lion last year, I was his leader. We loved it ! I did have to wing it a lot, found the leader guide to not be too helpful and confusing. I used Pintrest and of course scouter mom for ideas. We had 4 boys, now we have 9!

  4. Levi Rotzoll April 15, 2019 at 5:01 PM #

    Where could my Grandma put my lion patch on my shirt .

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