The Lion Adventure (getting started)


To earn the rank of Lion Cub, you scout need 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 scout has completed the task. The handbook should be shown to the Den Leader - who records and tracks their progress.

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

To begin his path to the Lion Cub Rank a scout must learn the following:

Learn the Cub Scout Motto: Do Your Best
Learn the Cub Scout Sign
Learn the Cub Scout Salute

Once the scout earns the Totem, the scout should then proceed to complete the requirements for the Bobcat Badge.  The Bobcat Trail is outlined at the beginning of every handbook in Cub Scouts. Once completed and reported to your Den Leader, the Bobcat Badge will be awarded at the next Monthly Pack Meeting. 

Note: Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat... Once the scout earns their Bobcat Badge They can skip it in other handbooks as the scout advances through the ranks.   

The Lion Adventure (the program)
 

In order to earn the Lion Cub Rank the Lion Cub Scout should follow the "Lion Trail" by completing a Family Activity, a Den Activity, and a "Go See It" Activity in each of five Achievement Areas (3 activities in 5 Achievement Areas = 15 activities):
  1. Lion’s Honor
  2. Fun on the Run 
  3. Animal Kingdom 
  4. Mountain Lion 
  5. King of the Jungle

This is how our scouts follow the Lion Trail to receive their Tiger Cub Badge...
  1. Lion's Honor
    • Show the Cub Scout Sign. Tell what it means.
    • Repeat the Cub Motto. Tell what it means.
    • Show the Cub Scout Salute. Tell what it means. 
    • Show teamwork and good sportsmanship by playing a game with your den. 
    • Participating in an outing.
  2. Fun on the Run
    • Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day.
    • Have Lions make a nutritious snack for the den.
    • Understand the importance of rest.
    • Participate as a den in Jungle Field Day.
  3. Animal Kingdom 
    • Learn the role of someone who provides a service to your community.
    • Demonstrate you know what to do in an emergency.
    • Choose two energy-saving projects to practice in your home for two weeks.
    • Participate in a Lion den family service project for others.
  4. Mountain Lion
    •  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.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of respect for animals and nature when participating in a learning hike.
  5. King of the Jungle
    • Participate in a flag ceremony with your den.
    • Explain what it means to be a good citizen.
    • Explain what it means to be a leader.

After completing the nineteen Achievements, the Lion Cub is awarded the Tiger Cub Patch.

Also, after completing the achievements, the Lion Cub can then place the corresponding sticker into their rank tracker. These stickers are earned by completing Lion Electives. A scout can work on both Achievements and electives concurrently. Click Here to see the Lion Cub Electives.
 

 
Note to Parents
  1. Your Den Leader will track the Den Activities and the "Go-and-See" for each of the five categories
  2. 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.
  3. So, use your handbook to track each of the family activities (among others) your scout completes.
  4. Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.
  5. Bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded by the Den Leader.