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.

Your boy is a Member of a Den...

  • A den is made up of no more than eight boys who are the same age and/or grade.
  • The den meets two to three times a month. One of the den meets a month is a "Go See It" or field trip.
  • The den has a den leader, but the den leader shared the planning of the meeting with the parents.

Your Boy is a Member of a Pack...

  • A pack consists of several dens and meets once a month.
  • The Cubmaster leads the monthly pack meeting, but each den will have a part in the pack meeting.
  • Some months, the pack meeting will have special themes such as Pinewood Derby®, Blue & Gold banquet, or guest speakers. Other months may be devoted to recognizing the Scouts for the projects they have completed by the presentation of beads, belt loops, activity pins or rank advancements.

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-

  • Overseeing the den
  • Communicating with participating families
  • Viewing the Lion Guide and Parent Orientation video
  • Leading initial den meetings and outings
  • Mentoring adult partners ad they lead den meetings and outings during the year
  • Serving as point person for integration with pack and pack meetings
  • Helping create an atmosphere of fun and family within the den for families and youth

Q: I am an Adult Partner, what do I do?
A: You-

  • Attend all den meetings and outings/pack meetings with your son
  • View the Lion Guide and Parent Orientation video
  • Take turns with other adult partners in leading a den meeting and outing during the year
  • The Lion Guide will help mentor you to prepare for the den meeting/outing you will lead. The Den Meeting Plans are outlined in the Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook (available at our Scout Shops) with simple easy to follow step by step instructions listing everything down to any supplies needed. 
  • Have lots of fun with your son and other Scouting families! 

More information is available on the national Boy Scouts of America Lions website.