The Lion
Elective Adventure

After completing the fifteen Achievements required for the Lion Cub Rank Badge, the Lion Cub can work on their electives. The Scout can work on both Achievements and electives concurrently.

Remember, there are NO performance requirements for a boy. Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion.

  • I’ll Do It Myself Requirements
    • Make and use a Lion Scout bag and hanger for personal Scouting gear.
    • Make a personal care checklist.
    • Practice tying shoelaces.
  • Pick My Path Requirements
    • Explain that choices have consequences.
    • Perform a Good Turn for another person.
    • Teach a game to another person. This requirement may be accomplished at home or at the outing.
  • Gizmos and Gadgets Requirements
    • Explore properties of motion.
    • Explore properties of force.
    • Use household materials to create a useful object.
  • On Your Mark Requirements
    • Participate in a game with your den.
    • Participate in an obstacle course relay.
    • Participate in a box derby race.
  • Build It Up, Knock It Down Requirements
    • Discuss with other Lions things that can be built and things that can be knocked down.
    • Discuss with other Lions how they and their fellow Lions can be built up and knocked down, not just physically but also emotionally.
    • Build structures using available materials.
  • Rumble in the Jungle Requirements
    • Play a game with rules; indicate an understanding of the rules and why it is important to follow the rules while playing the game.
    • Choose a jungle animal that you would like to be; describe the animal and why you chose it. Participate in a parade with the other animals in your den. Communicate with other animals using your animal’s sounds, both as loudly as you can and as softly as you can.
  • Ready, Set, Grow Requirements
    • Visit with an individual who can demonstrate different ways to the garden (outside, greenhouse, container, etc.) and the basic skills needed to garden.
    • Learn where the food we eat comes from.
    • Plant a small container garden.
    • Watch the Protect Yourself video lessons for this adventure.
    • Identify the difference between a safe touch and an unsafe touch. 
    • With your adult partner, practice Shout, Run, and Tell. 


Be sure to sign off on each elective in the handbook and report it to your Den Leader at least one week before the Pack Meetings.  It is up to you and your Den Leader to ensure the scout gets the proper recognition at the Pack Meetings.