Build An Adventure in Cub Scouting!
Cub Scouts have the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own Pinewood Derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at a family camp out, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he's in the kindergarten through fifth grades, or 6 to 10 years old, then it's time for him to have some fun with the Cub Scouts!
How Does Cub Scouting Work?
The Cub Scout program is designed to involve your son in a group of boys his own age where he can have fun, make friends and see new things. There he will also gain a sense of personal achievement from the new skills he learns.
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The Lions Are Coming!
Lions is a national pilot program of the Boy Scouts of America for kindergarten-age boys. Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America, whose mission is to help young people build character, learn citizenship, develop personal fitness, become effective leaders, and have fun in the outdoors. Cub Scouting focuses on boys in the first through fifth grades. The Lions pilot is exploring the value of a program for kindergarten-age boys.
The Lions pilot encourages boys to learn and explore through hands-on, high-energy activities. Adult partners take turns leading a den meeting or outing during the year. Most meetings and outings are approximately 45 minutes in length.
Boys are recognized for the accomplishments as they work toward the Lion badge. The Lion badge is earned by completing five adventures. Adventures are completed during the den meetings and outing. When an adventure is completed, the youth receives a sticker to put in his keepsake Lion Adventure Book. Lions will earn their Bobcat Rank once they become a Tiger on June 1, 2017.
Uniforms and Gear
When the Lions begin to roar this fall, they'll be wearing a cool new t-shirt and optional cap as their uniform! As we know, uniforming is an important method of Scouting. It helps BSA's youth members feel special and a part of something great. That includes Lions! You can find all the info on uniforms for Lions on our Scout Shop page.
Q: What is the leadership of the Lion den?
A: The ideal Lion Guide is an experienced Cub Scout leader. The parents of Lion adult partners take turns leading the activities and den meetings for the youth. The Lion Guide helps mentor each parent to prepare for their meeting/outing. The Den Meeting Plans are outlined in the Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook (available at our Scout Shops) with simplae easy to follow step by step instructions listing everything down to any supplies needed.
Q: What does a Lion Guide do?
A: You set the stage for a successful Scouting experience for families in your den by-
Q: I am an Adult Partner, what do I do?
More information is available on the national Boy Scouts of America Lions website.