Lion Pilot Program

The Boy Scouts of America’s pilot program
for kindergarten-age boys.

Lion Program Video


LionGuide_ParentOrientation Cover

Click above for Lion Guide
and Parent Orientation PDF

 Lion Pilot FAQ graphic
Click above image for Simon Kenton Council’s FAQs


What is the Lion Pilot Program?

This is a Boy Scouts of America pilot being tested this year in Councils across the country, including ours.

The Lion Pilot Program – launched in select Cub Scout Packs across the Simon Kenton Council in the Fall of 2016!

The Lion Pilot Program was developed by the BSA to provide kindergarten-age boys with a Scouting experience that is suitable to their age, skills and experience levels.  Kindergarten is a time where doors are opening – going to a school, perhaps getting on the bus, building strong foundations that will carry on through school careers.  It’s also a time where families are exploring options when it comes to engaging their children in the community.

The Lion Pilot Program…
  • IS an introduction to Cub Scouts
  • IS for Kindergarten Boys only
  • IS a Family shared program
  • IS NOT a Sibling program
  • IS NOT designed for other age groups, they have their own program

Pack Registration is Now Open for Fall Participation in the Lion Pilot

In view of this successful first year, Simon Kenton Council has committed to continuing our participation in the national Lion pilot program. In fact, we are expanding it. This year ALL packs in the Simon Kenton Council are invited to participate. Here are the steps to join the program:

  1. Register your Pack now for participation in the Fall here.
  2. Identify an existing, experienced Scouter in your pack to serve as a “Lion Guide.” Note: this person will serve as a facilitator for the new Scout parents in the Fall rather than a traditional Den Leader. More on the role here.
  3. Have the Lion Guide attend training over the summer months unless already completed (VERY IMPORTANT). Training can be scheduled here: Lion Guide Training.
  4. Recruit Kindergarteners in the Fall.
  5. Run the program as designed.

Register Your Pack

Training Dates:

When: Tuesday, July 18
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Pike County YMCA, 400 Pride Dr., Waverly, Ohio 45690

When: Thursday, July 20
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: SKC Office, 807 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212

When: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: SKC Office, 807 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212

Register for all trainings here

Learn More About the Lion Program on the BSA Site

If you have questions about the new program in our council, don’t hesitate to send us your question using form below