1The Lion Program
The Development of a kindergarten program lets us provide exciting opportunities for more of America's youth to be reached with the purposeful outcomes only Scouting can provide.
Because this is a new effort, BSA didn't try to recycle older or existing programs. Instead, the Lion curriculum has been developed by a diverse group of experts. Representatives from the fields of childhood development, education and child psychology contributed to create a high-quality, age appropriate, family friendly program. Content from proof-of-concept, locally developed programs was reviewed by the team, and the very best practices were applied to the new curriculum. BSA's high standard of delivering a program focused on character and leadership remains a paramount goal.
A small number of councils have tested the new curriculum over the past two years and now it is ready to expand as a national pilot!
In Lions, you'll find the familiar concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship woven 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.
When completing an adventure the Lion will earn an adventure sticker for his Lion activities book.
Instead of the blue button up uniform, Lions will love wearing their very own Lion T-shirt and Lion hat. The shirts are available at the Manchester Scout shop. Lions won't begin to wear the official Cub Scout uniform until they transition into Tiger Cubs.
Lions are encouraged to attend all pack activities, pack meetings, Blue and Gold banquet and the Pinewood derby. Lions are also welcome to participate in pack fundraising events.
3Parents & Leaders
Pack 219 designates an experienced adult volunteer leader as the Lion Guide to ensure Lion families get the most out of this exciting new program. We follow the official BSA Lion Curriculum, but we will also squeeze in more opportunities for fun throughout the year thanks to our strong program and deep connections with community organizations.
A parent or guardian is required to attend all Lion meetings and activities with their Scout. This is to ensure both the effectiveness of the program and, more importantly, the safety of all Scouts in the program.
Even though one adult leader is appointed as the Lion Guide leadership responsibilities are shared among all of the parents in the den. Because of the size and health of pack 219 we are uniquely positioned to provide support and resources to the Lion Scouts. Pack 219 is 100% committed to make the Lion Den the awesome start to Cub Scouting that our young Scouts deserve.
Are you great with young children? Do you want to get involved in a leadership position with the pack? Maybe you would make a great choice for our next Lion Guide or as an assistant. If you are interested in finding out what you can do to make the first year of Cub Scouting AWESOME please reach out to Cubmaster Bill at: Cubmaster@cubpack219.org
Parent Orientation Video