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Lion Program

After roaring success, Lions will move from pilot to full-time part of Cub Scouting!

Recognizing the success of the national Lion pilot program, the Boy Scouts of America’s Board of Directors has approved integrating Lions into the Cub Scout program empowering chartered partners with packs to offer the experience to Kindergarten-age children nationwide.  The Miami Valley Council was selected as one of the areas for the Lion pilot program in 2017. With the Lion program now officially integrated into Cub Scouting, we look forward to recruiting Lions in all packs across the Miami Valley Council this fall. Please plan accordingly with your pack leadership and your local elementary school for this exciting new change.  

Integrating the national Lion pilot into the Cub Scout program enables chartered partners, along with the adult leadership in the pack, to offer the program to Kindergarten-age children.

The Lions uniform won’t change. The rank is an official part of Cub Scouting — just like Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos.  Lions will continue wearing the blue Lion T-shirt. There’s also an optional cap and new neckerchief and slide. All are suitable for wearing with the T-shirt.

But many exciting changes are on the way based on feedback from families participating in the pilot program. These include the introduction of a rectangular rank patch; rank cards, advancement chart and Lion adventure loops. The Lion program offers a great opportunity for your pack to serve more families. Packs that participated in the Lions pilot program saw an 87 percent retention rate, steady growth and excellent parental involvement.

For more information on this announcement, please click the here for the FAQ documents.

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