Lion Badge
Lion rank strip patch

Lion Elective Adventures


The LION program is being tested in 198 Boy Scout Councils during the 2016-2018 program years.
Only those Cub Scout Packs in those councils that wish to use the program may do so.

It will become a permanent national program in the late summer of 2018, at the start of the 2018-2019 program year

The Lion program forms a strong foundation for a lifetime of fun and meaningful family adventures. There are 12 adventures in the Lion program. Five of the adventures are required for the Lion to earn the Lion badge. The remaining seven adventures described below are known as elective adventures. Each adventure is designed to help your son have fun and learn useful things.

There is no required order for the adventures; however, it is recommend that dens complete the  (required) Lion's Honor adventure first. Dens should use local climate and other considerations to determine the best order of delivery of the adventures.

ELECTIVE Adventures:


I'll Do it Myself logo

I'll Do it Myself

  1. Make and use a "Lion bag" and hanger for personal Scouting gear.
  2. Make a personal care checklist.
  3. Practice tying shoelaces.
Pick my Path logo

Pick my Path

  1. Explain that choices have consequences.
  2. Perform a Good turn for another person.
  3. Teach a game to another person. This requirement may be accomplished at home or at the outing.
Gizmos and Gadgets logo

Gizmos and Gadgets

  1. Explore properties of motion.
  2. Explore properties of force.
  3. Use household materials to create a useful object.
  On Your Mark logo

On Your Mark

  1. Participate in a game with your den.
  2. Participate in an obstacle course relay.
  3. Participate in a box derby race.
Build it Up, Knock it Down logo

Build it Up, Knock it Down

  1. Discuss with other Lions things that can be built and things that can be knocked down.
  2. Discuss with other Lions how they and their fellow Lions can be built up and knocked down, not just physically but also emotionally.
  3. Build structures using available materials.
Rumble in the Jungle logo

Rumble in the Jungle

  1. Play a game with rules; indicate an understanding of the rules and why it is important to follow the rules while playing the game.
  2. 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 logo

Ready, Set, Grow

  1. Visit with an individual who can demonstrate different ways to garden (outside, greenhouse, container, etc.) and the basic skills needed to garden.
  2. Learn where the food we eat comes from.
  3. Plant a small container garden.

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