New Lion Program

 

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The Lion program weaves traditional Scouting concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship into activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the boys and their parents. The activities introduce the family to Scouting activities and principles, and provide an exciting way for the little guys to explore the world around them. The program will fuel their imagination, creativity and fun as they experience the growth Scouting can provide. At the end of the Lion year, they “graduate” to Tiger, and advance through Cub Scouting.

How does the Lion Cub program work?
A group or family of Lions is referred to as a den. Your unit’s Lion Den will be comprised of boy/adult teams. In order to participate and adult who is 18 or older must accompany all Lion cubs to all activities and meetings. The program is designed to encourage parent/adult participation and leadership.

Instant recognition for doing one’s best helps to develop confidence, self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Lion Cubs receive recognition beads for each activity and meeting attended which are worn on a belt fob. Their official uniform, worn to all meetings and activities, is a yellow t-shirt emblazoned with the Lion Cub emblem.

How often does a lion Cub Den meet?

It is suggested that Lion Dens meet at least twice a month, once for a Lion Den meeting and again at the Pack meeting. There are seven themes or units in the program that may be completed before June. From opening to closing a Lion Meeting should last between 45 minutes and in some cases up to 60 minutes.

What happens after the Lion Cub program is completed?
Once the Lion has completed the Lions Program, it’s time to look forward to graduation! More fun-filled adventure awaits you in Cub Scouting! As a den, learn about the rank of Tiger Cub in Cub scouting. After you complete the graduation cross over to Tiger Cubs you will receive a Lion patch as a symbol of the completion of the Lions. The boy will be added to the regular traditional Pack Charter. Attendance at summer-time pack events and Cub Scout summer camp can now be credited to their Tiger Cub Advancement.
Once the Lion has completed the Lions Program, it’s time to look forward to graduation! More fun-filled adventure awaits you in Cub Scouting! As a den, learn about the rank of Tiger Cub in Cub scouting. After you complete the graduation cross over to Tiger Cubs you will receive a Lion patch as a symbol of the completion of the Lions. The boy will be added to the regular traditional Pack Charter. Attendance at summer-time pack events and Cub Scout summer camp can now be credited to their Tiger Cub Advancement.

What rules govern the Lion Cubs?
• Just as with traditional BSA programs all the rules and regulations of the BSA, outlined in the Guide to safe Scouting, apply to Lion Cubs.
• Each Lion Cub MUST be accompanied by and adult partner (age 18 or older) at all activities and meetings.

Can Lions earn money by selling popcorn?
Absolutely! Lion Cubs are allowed to sell Trails End Popcorn and participate in unit fundraisers just like Cub Scouts. The money can be sued for program material and supplies and help them to attend summer camp after graduation.

Can the Lion (Kindergarten Student) attend meetings alone?
Due to the age of the Lion, at least one Adult Partner (18 years of age or older) must attend the meetings and activities with the Lion Cub. The Den Leader leads the meetings with the parents of the Lions assisting and organizing the den’s activities and outings.

Lion Program Advancement
Life Skill
Basic Art
Clean Air and Water
Fire Safety
Safety
Health
Health
Physical Fitness
Caring and Getting Along with Others
Importance of Family
About Me
Courage-Building My Courage
Sticking to What’s Right
Respect
Ethnic Heritage
Respecting My Peers
Self Awareness
Finance
Money Management
Citizenship
Community
What is Freedom?