Lions are coming to Orange County!

As a Lion, your kindergartner will make friends, laugh loud, gain confidence, discover nature, and most of all…have fun! He’ll experience the Scouting concepts of character development, leadership, citizenship, and personal fitness through engaging and exciting adventures!! Your kindergartner will have a blast exploring the world around him in ways that fuel his imagination and creativity. Together, you’ll take his first steps down the path to success. Adventure awaits. Join today!

How are Lions different from other Cub Scouts?

The Lion program weaves traditional Scouting concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship into activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the boys and their parents. The activities introduce the family to Scouting activities and principles, and provide an exciting way for the little guys to explore the world around them. The program will fuel their imagination, creativity and fun as they experience the growth Scouting can provide. At the end of the Lion year, they “graduate” to Tiger, and advance through Cub Scouting. Boys in the Lion program are still a part of Cub Scouts, they just do things a little different. Take a look at what you can expect from the new program:

  • In Lions, you’ll find the familiar concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship weaved into activities that are age-appropriate and fun.
  • “Adventures,” which are themed sets of activities and experiences, will help families explore the world around them.
  • Lions will form into dens of six to eight boys. Parents will serve as “Lion Guides.”
  • When completing an adventure, a Lion will earn an “adventure sticker” for his Lion Adventure Book.
  • Instead of the blue button-up uniform, Lions will love wearing their very own Lion T-shirt. The shirts will be available at Scout Shops in councils that are piloting the Lion program. Lions won’t wear the Cub Scout uniform until they are old enough to officially transition into Cub Scouting as a Tiger.
  • Lion dens may be invited to some pack meetings, but Scouters should make sure any meetings the Lions attend include age-appropriate activities.
  • At the end of the kindergarten year, Lions will graduate into Cub Scouting as Tigers, where even more fun and adventure await!

 Resources for Parents & Leaders

Take a look at these resources to find out more about the Lion program.

Program Overview FAQs Lion Guide Video National BSA Lion Website


For questions on how to add the Lion program to your Pack please contact the Lion Tamer in your District (LIST COMING SOON). In the meantime, please email or call Julie Anderson with any questions at 714-546-8558 x105.