This silly song is a favorite with my sons. Yes, it involves crashing into trees, ambulance rides, blood, and the word cops. But it seems to be the type of song kids enjoy singing. Don’t ask me why.
Lion Scouts, Lion Adventures, and the Lion Badge
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Starting in the 2018-2019 program year, the Lions program for kindergarten aged boys and girls will be an official Cub Scout rank.
Lion is the Cub Scout program for girls and boys in Kindergarten.
Even as winter approaches and it gets to cold for the Cub Scouts to get out tent camping, we can still get them outdoors on a day hike. Make sure your Cub Scouts know the 10 Outdoor Essentials.
One of the requirements for the Lion Fun on the Run adventure is “Understand the importance of rest.” A suggested activity for this requirement is to discuss nocturnal and diurnal animals and play a matching game. I have made a set of cards to help you with this. #CubScouts #Lions #BSA
This game is all about cooperation. Talk afterwards about what made it easier to pass the balloon and what made it harder.
While working on the Good Knights adventure, Tiger Cub Scouts can learn about the Scout Law, create a code of conduct, learn how to work together, use recycled items to build a castle, or take part in a service project. Here are a few ideas to help you with this achievement. and some checkoff sheets .
For the Fun on the Run adventure, Lion Cub Scouts learn about healthy habits including the importance of making good food choices and getting enough rest.
In addition to ranks and adventure pins and belt loops, Cub Scouts can earn other awards, including the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award, Cub Scout Nova and Supernova Awards, the Emergency Preparedness BSA Award, and the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
Lion Cub Scouts learn about gardening and where food comes from while working on the Ready Set Grow adventure. They also plant their own container garden.
Lion Cub Scouts lean about a jungle animal in the Rumble in the Jungle elective adventure. Then they have a jungle parade. They also play a game together.
For the Gizmos and Gadgets adventure, Lions learn some really basic science and engineering concepts.
For the Mountain Lion adventure, Lions learn about having fun and staying safe outdoors. Mountain Lion is one of the required adventures for the Lion badge.
For the Lion On Your Mark elective adventure, Lion Cub Scouts participate in a game, an obstacle course relay, and a box derby race.
January 10 is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. This is a day for Scouts to think about how they can conserve energy in their homes. Scouts can work on conservation related achievements
Tug of War is a fun game which can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Have a little tug of war tournament with your Scouts to encourage fitness, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
For the Build It Up, Knock It Down adventure, Lions learn about building up structures and people
For the Pick My Path adventure, Lions learn how make choices and teach others.
For the King of the Jungle adventure, Lions learn about how to handle the US flag and about responsibility and leadership.
Every situation is different. Whether you are new to Scouting or you have been involved for a while, sometimes it is helpful to get input from other Scouters. We are here to help each other.
Don’t forget to put the “outing” in Scouting. Cub Scouts enjoy going hiking. Remember to pick a trail of an appropriate difficulty level for your age group. Webelos have a lot more stamina than Lions and Tigers. Here are some ideas to help with a Cub Scout activity or two centered around hiking.
Many Cub Scout adventures can be used to complement your child’s school curriculum. Here are a few Cub Scout achievements which emphasize mathematics.
For the Lion’s Honor adventure, Lions learn some Cub Scout basics and how to work together.
Spring is in the air! Get your Scouts out gardening. One way to get them interested in playing in the dirt and in healthy eating habits is to plant a pizza garden. They might be more willing to try different fresh foods if they harvest them from plants they tended.
For the I’ll Do It Myself adventure, Lions learn how to do simple tasks independently.
Cub Scouts love to cook. There are several Cub Scout adventures related to cooking. And even if you aren’t working on an adventure, helping to prepare a healthy and fun snack or meal promotes independence. And it might also encourage a Cub Scout to try something new.