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MeritBadge.Org provides resources for Lion Cub Scout requirements, Awards, & Den Leader Fast Tracks Den Meeting plans.
Special topics include Uniform, Training, Pinewood Derby, Day Camp, and Flag Ceremonies.


Lion Scout
Target age group:Kindergarten
Current status:Permanent program
as of 2018-2019
Latest Requirements Revision:2016
Latest Handbook Revision:
Previous rank:
Next rank:
Tiger Scout

Lion Scouts are age 5 or in Kindergarten and The guidebook contains a detailed plan for each month’s curriculum and breaks down each section into Family/Den Activities, At-Home Activities and Grand Adventures.

The Lion Scout program is for boys and girls who are in kindergarten (or are age 8). Lions earn the Bobcat badge at the end of the year, after completing their other Lion activities. Lions work with their fellow Lion Scouts and each Scout's adult partners. The program is focused on parent planning and delivery with support from the Cub Scout pack using literature specifically designed for the younger age group (the former Lion Scout Adult Guide and Lion Scout Adventure Guide are now a Lion Scout Den Leader).

“A boy is not a sitting-down animal.”
Robert Baden-Powell


Lion Scout requirements

  1. Complete each of the following Lion required adventures with your den or family:
    a. Animal Kindgom
    b. Fun on the Run
    c. King of the Jungle
    d. Lion's Honor
    e. Mountain Lion
  2. The Lion elective adventures are optional but encouraged for further fun and exploration.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook (Pilot Materials), 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #644816)

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Other awards available to Lion Scouts

See also: Cub Scout awards
Unit awards

History of Lion Scouts

From the beginning of Cub Scouting in the US, until 1967, there was a Cub Scout Rank called Lion, but it was for 11 year olds, and was replaced by the Webelos rank.

In fact, WeBeLoS originally meant "Wolf Bear Lion Scout", rather than the current "We'll Be Loyal Scouts"

Lion Scouting was released by the National Council as a national pilot program in 2016 with 198 participating councils across the country -- it was not rolled out to each council, but rather each council could choose whether or not to apply to join the pilot program. During the year, Adult Partners are be asked to provide answers to detailed survey questions and provide feedback on each month’s theme, plans and activities. The primary curriculum/educational outcomes are for parents/Adult Partners to learn the basics of youth development using Scouting’s proven tools for raising happy, healthy children; the outcome for kids is to discover the fun of Scouting at an earlier age.

The Lion Scouts pilot program was well received and became a permanent program at the start of the 2018-2019 program year.

The Cub Scout adventure begins with the Lions using a program of exciting indoor and outdoor activities designed for kindergarten boys and their adult partner. Adults are there as a support and guide, and allow the new Cub Scout to discover the activities and consequences under adult supervision. The Lion Scouts will learn by doing these things themselves. And as they learn and grow the relationship with their partner will grow as well.

Lion Scout Expenses

In one weekend of Popcorn sales or other Fundraising, a Cub Scout can earn enough in his Individual Account for a year of adventures!

Lion Den Leader Resources

Cub Scout Leader portal

MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with everything from Getting Started to Bridging.

See the Cub Scout Leader Resources for the Pack Organization Chart and much more.

Cub Scout Resources
New Leader Brochures: Tiger Wolf/Bear Webelos Cubmaster
Applications & Reports: Youth Application Adult Leader Application Advancement Report Uniform
Online Training: New Leader Youth Protection Training Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat
Safety Guides: Guide to Safe Scouting Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Climb On Safely
Other: Permission Slip Fundraising
Medical Exam Forms: Annual Health and Medical Record Age-Appropriate Guidelines More forms…

Related Pages

Lion Scout Handbook

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