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LION PROGRAM for Approved Cub Scout Packs

Approved Cub Scout Packs

National Pike 108
Arrowhead 109
Carroll 110
The Capitol 111
The Capitol 115
Dulaney 124
Four Rivers 209
Carroll 224
Harford 313
Dulaney 328
National Pike 333
Chesapeake 355
Thurgood Marshall 357
The Capitol 366
Chesapeake 372
Four Rivers 377
Four Rivers 412
The Capitol 422
National Pike 432
Four Rivers 445
Four Rivers 450
Carroll 460
Dulaney 468
Four Rivers 478
Harford 564
Thurgood Marshall 577
National Pike 617
Arrowhead 634
Four Rivers 662
Carroll 665
National Pike 702
Harford 777
Harford 802
Harford 807
Harford 809
The Capitol 815
Dulaney 818
Four Rivers 873
National Pike 874
Dulaney 877
Carroll 883
National Pike 944
Four Rivers 957
Four Rivers 994
National Pike 2010


What are Lions

  • Lion Scouts are kindergarten-age boys.
  • Lions join with a parent or caring adult partner.
  • Lions form dens of six to eight Lion Scout pairs (boy and accompanying adult).
  • Lion dens are part of a Cub Scout pack.
  • Lions may wear a special Lion T-shirt to their activities.
  • Lions move to the next Cub Scout level (Tigers) at the end of kindergarten.



What's New for 2017-2018
Lion Veggie Car Derby Flyer
Lion Overview
Lion Guide and Parent Orientation
Lion Guide and Parent Orientation
(Video link)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) -
(for Approved Lion Packs)
Lion Position Descriptions
National Lion Fact Sheet

Lion Health and Safety

Lion FAQs


National BSA Lion Website


Resources available for the approved national pilot councils are: Recruitment: Build an Adventure recruitment materials, this flier, FAQS Orientation and training: 
1) For parents, Lion guides, and Cubmasters
2) Specifically for Lion guides
People: Your local council, unit, and experienced Cub Scout leaders

Program Materials
from council Scout shop:
Lion Badge:lionlogo
For completion of the five required adventures

Lion Recognition Stickers (.79 per set)

Liolionprogramkitn Package
( Available in Scout Shop)

  • Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook:
    12 den meeting plans and outing plans
  • Lion Adventure Book: Youth keepsake
    (This is all in one package not available separately.)

Lion Adult only polo shirtlionadultshirt 
(Available in Scout Shop)

(Limited edition, limited quantities)

Lion T-Shirts for youth
lionshirt(Now Available)


Lion Hats for Cubs
lioncap(Now Available)

Council Lion
Steering Committee

Council Lion Staff Advisor
Manny Fonseca: 443.573.2500 |
District Lion Guides
Arrowhead Charley Jay 
Carroll Carol Chase 
Chesapeake Jan Wilson
Dulaney Todd Emmons 
Four Rivers Debbie Huprich
Harford Todd Colby 
National Pike Mike Taylor 
The Capitol Vacant  
Thurgood Marshall Veronica White 

There is an memLion Faceexciting new Scouting program called “Lion” for Kindergarten-aged boys that will be available as a national pilot for Baltimore Area Council this fall. This program does not change any of the current ranks and organization of other Scouting programs. It’s unique as it reaches out to a slightly younger group of boys.

Research shows that childhood development accelerates around ages 4 and 5, about the time youth begin formal education. That’s where Scouting comes in. Like many of the BSA’s programs which supplement the learning and growth boys experience at home and in an educational environment at that age, the Boy Scouts of America has developed this pilot program for 5-year-old Kindergarten boys.

In order to participate in the Lion National Pilot Program you must join a local Cub Scout pack that has applied to and been accepted as a participating Baltimore Area Council – Pilot Lion Cub Scout pack.

The Goals of the Lion Program

Baltimore Area Council is happy to offer this great Scouting program. This is the first year we will be running the Lion program having become part of the national pilot program. The Lion program has the same mission as the rest of the Scouting program, but is simple, extremely flexible and a great way to introduce families to Scouting. A Lion learns by doing things himself while having fun. As he learns and grows, the relationship with their adult partner grows as well. We hope to have the early enthusiasm caused by this, stay with the boy through the rest of his Scouting experience. At the conclusion of their kindergarten year, the Lion will transition to Tiger Scout and continue on their journey through Cub Scouting. If you are interested in leading a Lion den, please reach out to your district commissioner.


Lions is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together. A group of six to eight boys and their adult partners meet together in a group called a den. Dens will meet approximately twice per month. They have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together.


The Lion 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 their 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 outings. When an adventure is completed, the youth receives a sticker to put in his keepsake Lion Adventure Book.


The uniform for Lions is a Lion T-shirt with an optional cap. These items are available from your council’s Scout shop for all approved pilot councils.

The Lion guide wears the same official adult uniform as other Cub Scout leaders in the pack. A Cub Scouting activity T-shirt is also appropriate.


Den meetings and outings are facilitated by a Lion Guide and participating parents. The Lion Guide is an experienced Cub Scout Leader. He or she will lead the first den meeting of the year. The Lion Guide will help each adult partner lead one of the following meetings. The den meeting plans are provided in the Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook.

Adult Partner

The adult partner participates with the Lion in fun meetings and outings. He or she takes turns with other adult partners to lead a den meeting and/or outing.

Lion Coordinator

The position description for the Lion Coordinator is:

  • Is an experienced and successful den leader
  • Understands den and pack operations within the overall structure of Cub Scouting
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and organization skills (and will remain in at least monthly contact with the Lion Cub dens)
  • Participates as needed in the unit’s School Night with all new Lion Cubs and their parents
  • Assists the Lion Cub Guide in hosting the first orientation meeting for all the individual Lion Cub dens in their pack
  • Serves as a coach and mentor for Lion Cub Guide

Lion Guide

A Lion Guide is a volunteer leader who provides direct support to your Lion Den. The position description for the Lion Guide is:

  • Has previous successful experience as den leader
  • Works directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that the den is an active and successful part of the pack
  • Plans and prepares for initial Lion den meeting and outings
  • Mentors adult partners in the delivery of Lion den meetings
  • Attends the pack leaders’ meeting
  • Leads the den at the monthly outings and other pack activities
  • Ensures the transition of Lion Scouts to Tigers at year-end
  • Prepares the Lions for day camp at the end of the Lion year if appropriate
  • Coordinates shared leadership among the Lion adult partners in the den
  • Ensures that each Lion and his adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, which plans and executes the den activities, and rotates responsibilities monthly


The Cubmaster serves as the master of ceremonies for the monthly pack meeting. The pack meeting is an event where all of the dens in a Cub Scout pack come together for fun activities and awards. For the Lions, each month one meeting will be a den meeting and one meeting will be a pack meeting or outing.


The Lion program is made up of 12 adventures. Each adventure is designed to help your son have fun and learn useful things. Earning the five required adventures leads to your son achieving the Lion badge. In addition to the five required adventures, there are seven elective adventures that the boys in the den may earn for further fun and enrichment. It is not expected that boys will complete all 12 adventures. BSA suggests that dens complete the Lion’s Honor adventure first, however there is no required order for the remaining adventures.

  • Lion’s Honor*
  • Fun on the Run*
  • Animal Kingdom*
  • Mountain Lion*
  • King of the Jungle*
  • I’ll Do It Myself
  • Pick My Baltimore Area
  • Gizmos and Gadgets
  • On Your Mark
  • Build It Up, Knock It Down
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Ready, Set, Grow


What are Lions

  • Lion Scouts are kindergarten-age boys.
  • Lions join with a parent or caring adult partner.
  • Lions form dens of six to eight Lion Scout pairs (boy and accompanying adult).
  • Lion dens are part of a Cub Scout pack.
  • Lions may wear a special Lion T-shirt to their activities.
  • Lions move to the next Cub Scout level (Tigers) at the end of kindergarten.