Pack 24 is excited to be approved to participate in the Kindergarten-aged pilot “Lion” program. This new, age-appropriate, curriculum is designed for 5-6 year olds entering or attending Kindergarten, and combines the fundamentals of scouting with fun activities and outings for young boys and their parents/adult partners to share all year!
New to the Lion Program? Here is a quick 2 minute overview:
While much of the information on our Parent Guide is intended for all, here is some Lion-specific info:
Uniforms & Guide Books:
Lions do not need to purchase a Class A Uniform. Instead, you will go to one of our nearby scout stores and purchase the Lion T-shirt and optional hat. This is the only uniform they will wear for their Lion year. While there, be sure to purchase the Guide Book packet!
Lions do not attend monthly Pack meetings except by special invitation.
As a lion parent/adult partner, you will help plan, coordinate, and participate in all of the adventures with your scout. The Pack ensures oversight through Lion Guides, parent volunteers whom will help ‘guide’ the program along and give advice. At the first meeting, the Lion Guide(s) will work with all the parents/adult partners to plan the calendar for the year and get parents to sign up for planning each of the meetings and outings. And EVERYTHING you need for the entire program is in your Parent and Leader Guidebook included in the guide book packet.
Lions meet twice a month.
Each adventure includes an indoor meeting that should take about 30-45 minutes, and a corresponding outing which can take place outdoors or on ‘field trips’ to places like the Police Station, Zoo, or other local resource. You as parents/adult partners will plan and organize these events together, and the Lion Guide(s) will be able to communicate back to the Pack for questions and assistance.
Boy Scouts of America has an online guide for you to review on Scouting Wire: