Lion is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent or caring adult partner join Scouting together. A group of six to eight boys and their adult partners meet together in a group called a den. Dens will meet approximately two times each month. They have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together and gaining an introductory exposure to Scouting.
The Lion pilot encourages boys 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 last approximately 45 minutes to an hour; outings are slightly longer.
Boys 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. When an adventure is completed, the youth receives a sticker to put in his Lion Adventure Book.