As its pilot phase comes to a successful close, the Lion program, which is designed for Kindergarten-age youth, will transition into an official part of Cub Scouting in the fall of 2018. Lion will join Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos as an official rank in Cub Scouting.

The BSA’s volunteer-led National Executive Board voted earlier this week to make Lions a permanent part of Cub Scouts.

The Bryan on Scouting blog has shared extensive details about what will (and won’t) change in the Lion program.

As the Lion program becomes an official part of Cub Scouts, it means that any Cub Scout unit around the country can begin recruiting new Lions and their families starting this fall.

To find out more information about Lions, be sure to read the post on Bryan on Scouting.

Additionally, for more information on a Lion program near you, look for future updates to as well as changes to the Lion information page on (which will be updated with new information in the weeks ahead).

In the meantime, any Lion-related questions can be addressed by the BSA Member Care team at 972-580-2489 or [email protected].


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