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Lion’s Honor Adventure

BSA retired this adventure on June 1, 2024. This information remains here for historical purposes.

The Lion’s Honor Adventure is a part of the Lion Cub Scout program, designed to introduce young Scouts to the foundational principles of Cub Scouting. Through this adventure, Lions learn about the symbols and practices that are central to Scout identity and ethos, such as the Cub Scout sign, salute, and motto. This early introduction helps to instill a sense of pride and belonging within the Scouts, fostering an understanding of respect, honor, and teamwork.

Lions Honor Adventure Belt Loop

As Lions participate in this adventure, they engage in activities that reinforce these values through practical application. They are taught the meanings behind the symbols and phrases that they will use throughout their Scouting careers, which helps to solidify their commitment and understanding of their roles as Scouts. The activities are designed not only to teach but also to encourage interaction and cooperation among den members, promoting teamwork and sportsmanship.

By participating in games and outings, Lions experience firsthand the importance of good conduct and collaboration. These experiences are vital in helping them develop character and leadership skills that will serve them throughout their lives, both in and outside of Scouting.

The Lion’s Honor Adventure thus serves as a cornerstone for building young Scouts’ knowledge of what it means to be a part of the Cub Scouts, emphasizing respect for oneself and others, the importance of community, and the joys of shared experiences.

Requirements for the Lion’s Honor Adventure

Lion’s Honor Adventure Requirements

  1. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
  2. Repeat the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
  3. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
  4. Show teamwork and good sportsmanship by playing a game with your den.
  5. Participate in an outing.

Resources for the Lion’s Honor Adventure

Ideas for Teaching the Lion’s Honor Requirements

Understanding the Cub Scout Sign

  • Teach the Cub Scout sign and explain that it’s used to gain attention and show respect.
  • Create flashcards with different scenarios where the sign might be used, and have Lions practice using it appropriately.

Repeating the Cub Scout Motto

  • After repeating the motto, “Do Your Best,” discuss what this means in daily life.
  • Set up a role-playing activity where Lions are given simple challenges and must demonstrate how they can do their best in each situation.

Learning the Cub Scout Salute

  • Show how to perform the Cub Scout salute.
  • Explain that it’s a sign of respect to the flag and our country.
  • Organize a mini flag-raising ceremony where each Lion takes turns leading the salute.

Showing Teamwork in Games

  • Choose a team-building game that emphasizes cooperation over competition, like a relay race where each Scout contributes to the team’s success.
  • Discuss the importance of supporting each other and recognizing everyone’s efforts.
  • Here are some ideas for leading a discussion about good sportsmanship. What is Good Sportsmanship?
  • See this list of suggested games for Scouts. Pick something which is appropriate for the skill level and maturity level of your group. Games for Cub Scouts

Participating in an Outing

  • Organize a nature walk or a visit to a local community center.
  • Prior to the outing, discuss how Scouts should behave during such activities and how these outings help them connect with the community and nature.

Stepping Into Scouting

The Lion’s Honor Adventure is an essential introduction to the world of Cub Scouts, focusing on the core values and practices that define Scouting. Through learning the Cub Scout sign, motto, and salute, Lions begin to understand and appreciate the deeper meanings of these elements. Participating in team games and outings further enhances their experience, teaching them about cooperation, respect, and engagement with the community.

This adventure lays the groundwork for lifelong skills in leadership and character development, preparing Lions for a fulfilling journey in Scouting.


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