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:
- Lion Adventure: Animal Kingdom
- Lion Adventure: Fun on the Run
- Lion Adventure: King of the Jungle
- Lion Adventure: Lion’s Honor
- Lion Adventure: Mountain Lion
- Lion Elective Adventure: Build It Up, Knock It Down
- Lion Elective Adventure: Gizmos and Gadgets
- Lion Elective Adventure: I’ll Do It Myself
- Lion Elective Adventure: On Your Mark
- Lion Elective Adventure: Pick My Path
- Lion Elective Adventure: Ready, Set, Grow
- Lion Elective Adventure: Rumble in the Jungle
Readers, did any of you participate in the pilot program? What did you think?