Lion Rank Advancement
Here’s How to Help Your Scout Advance!
Our Lion rank has exciting indoor and outdoor activities specifically designed for kindergarten age youth and their adult partners. Adult partners (guardians) participate with their Scouts and have fun with them in activities. Each adult partner also supports and guides, allowing the new Cub Scout to discover risks and rewards under the security of adult supervision. Lion Scouts learn by doing!
The Lion rank is earned by completing five required adventures:
- "Lion’s Honor" is about Cub Scout Basics and Game Playing with your friends in your Den.
- "Animal Kingdom" is about service in your home and community.
- "Fun on the Run" is about exercise and nutrition and play.
- "King of the Jungle" is about citizenship and leadership.
- "Mountain Lion" is about the outdoors and hiking.
There are also seven “just for fun” or “elective” adventures: Build it Up, Knock it Down, Gizmos and Gadgets, I'll Do It Myself, On Your Mark, Pick My Path, Ready, Set, Grow, and Rumble in the Jungle.
Parents/guardians or the den leader approve each requirement by signing the Scout’s handbook. Scouts receive a sticker and/or an adventure loop on completing each adventure.
Every Lion Handbook is packaged with an adult leader guide to help you. More Lion program resources are available at this Lion adventure resource page, which has a fuller Lion overview, plus the Adventure by Adventure pages that have fun den group activity ideas like simple plans, videos, websites with more activities and tips, and more – see the adventure by adventure links above for examples. You’ll also find Word versions of the Streamlined and Family Led Plans that you and your Den parents can download and tailor your Den activity to fit your parents, location and activities.