Lion Scout

Kindergarten or 5-6 years old

The Lion Trail (getting started)

To earn the rank of Lion Cub, your scout needs a Lion Handbook to begin working on the Lion Trail. Below is an outline of the material covered in the handbook.

Note: Some of these activities are done at home and signed off by the parent after the boy has completed the task. The handbook should be shown to the Den Leader - who records and tracks his progress.

Note: There are no performance requirements for completing tasks. Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion.

Click on the images below for adventure worksheets.

Each Scout will work on their Lion Badge over the course of their kindergarten year. They earn it by completing 5 required Lion Adventures.

When a Lion Scout has completed his core adventure requirements, he then receives his Lion Badge in a ceremony during a monthly pack meeting. After earning the Lion Badge, the Scout is encouraged to work on the numerous elective activities in his book.

All requirements for both the Lion adventures and electives are found in the Lion handbook.

Click on the images below for adventure worksheets.

Lion Requirements

1. Complete the five required adventures:

  • Lion’s Honor
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Fun on the Run!
  • King of the Jungle
  • Mountain Lion

2. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet entitled How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.

Lion Adventure: Lion's Honor

Do These:

  1. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
  2. Repeat the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
  3. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
  4. Show teamwork and good sportsmanship by playing a game with your den.
  5. Participate in an outing.

Lion Adventure: Fun on the Run

Do These:

  1. Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day.
  2. Have Lions make a nutritious snack for the den.
  3. Understand the importance of rest.
  4. Participate as a den in Jungle Field Day.


Lion Adventure: Animal Kingdom

Do These:

  1. Learn the role of someone who provides a service to your community.
  2. Demonstrate you know what to do in an emergency.
  3. Choose two energy saving projects to practice in your home for two weeks.
  4. Participate in a Lion den family service project for others.

Lion Adventure: Mountain Lion

Do These:

  1. Gather the outdoor items you need to have with you when you go on an outdoor adventure, and understand how they are used. Also understand and commit to practicing the buddy system.
  2. Learn what SAW (Stay, Answer, Whistle) means. Demonstrate what you can do to stay safe if you become separated from the group when you are outdoors.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of respect for animals and nature when participating in a learning hike.

Lion Adventure: King of the Jungle

Do These:

  1. Participate in a flag ceremony with your den.
  2. Explain what it means to be a good citizen.
  3. Explain what it means to be a leader.

After completing the adventures, the Lion Cub is awarded the Lion Cub Patch.

Lion Cub Electives

*Note to Parents

Your Den Leader will track the Den Adventures. You should use the Scout Handbook to especially track each of the Family Activities. There are places to "Sign Off" on each activity in the handbook.

Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them. Bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded by the Den Leader.