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Research shows that childhood development accelerates around ages 4 and 5, about the time youth begin formal education. That’s where Scouting comes in. This program, geared specifically for 5-year-old Kindergarten boys and girls, supplements the learning and growth youth experience at home and in their educational environment.  The program is simple, extremely flexible and a great way to introduce your family to Scouting. A Lion learns by doing things themselves while having fun. As he or she learns and grows, the relationship with their adult partner grows as well.


Lions is a family-oriented program. A youth and his/her parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together. A group of six to eight youth and their adult partners meet together in a group called a den. Dens will meet approximately twice per month. They have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together.


The Lion program encourages youth to learn and explore through hands-on, high-energy activities. Adult partners take turns leading a den meeting or outing during the year. Most meetings and outings are approximately 45 minutes in length.


Youth are recognized for their accomplishments as they work toward the Lion badge. The Lion badge is earned by completing five adventures. Adventures are completed during the den meetings and outings.

LION ADVENTURES INCLUDE: (* indicates required)

  • Lion’s Honor*
  • Fun on the Run*
  • Animal Kingdom*
  • Mountain Lion*
  • King of the Jungle*
  • I’ll Do It Myself
  • Pick My Baltimore Area
  • Gizmos and Gadgets
  • On Your Mark
  • Build It Up, Knock It Down
  • Rumble in the Jungle
  • Ready, Set, Grow