Arrow of Light Advancement
The Lion program provides fun, hands-on activities for scouts to learn and grow while having a good time with their friends and family. The scout and adult partner do every part of the program together under the facilitation of a Lion Guide. The Lion den meets once a month to do things separately from the rest of the pack. These den meetings are done at a place and time convenient for the den members. The Lion den also joins all the other scouts to participate in a Pack meeting once a month. Meeting sounds pretty boring, but a good scout meeting is active, fun, and interesting. The 45 minutes to an hour time should be packed with games, activities, and safe adventure.
Lion Scouts have fun exploring and doing adventures that move them ahead towards their Lion rank. The Lion rank is earned by completing five adventures. The Lion’s adult partner participates the whole time, but the recognition items are only for the scouts.
Complete each of the following Lion required adventures with your den or family:
- Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
- Repeat the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
- Show teamwork and good sportsmanship by playing a game with your den.
- Participate in an outing.
- Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day.
- Have Lions make a nutritious snack for the den.
- Understand the importance of rest.
- Participate as a den in Jungle Field Day.
- Learn the role of someone who provides a service to your community.
- Demonstrate you know what to do in an emergency.
- Choose two energy saving projects to practice in your home for two weeks.
- Participate in a Lion den family service project for others.
- Gather the outdoor items you need to have with you when you go on an outdoor adventure, and understand how they are used. Also understand and commit to practicing the buddy system.
- Learn what SAW (Stay, Answer, Whistle) means. Demonstrate what you can do to stay safe if you become separated from the group when you are outdoors.
- Demonstrate an understanding of respect for animals and nature when participating in a learning hike.
- Participate in a flag ceremony with your den.
- Explain what it means to be a good citizen.
- Explain what it means to be a leader.
- Make and use a Lion Scout bag and hanger for personal Scouting gear.
- Make a personal care checklist.
- Practice tying shoelaces.
- Explain that choices have consequences.
- Perform a Good Turn for another person.
- Teach a game to another person. This requirement may be accomplished at home or at the outing.
- Explore properties of motion.
- Explore properties of force.
- Use household materials to create a useful object.
- Discuss with other Lions things that can be built and things that can be knocked down.
- Discuss with other Lions how they and their fellow Lions can be built up and knocked down, not just physically but also emotionally.
- Build structures using available materials.
- Participate in a game with your den.
- Participate in an obstacle course relay.
- Participate in a box derby race.
- Visit with an individual who can demonstrate different ways to garden (outside, greenhouse, container, etc.) and the basic skills needed to garden.
- Learn where the food we eat comes from.
- Plant a small container garden.
- Play a game with rules; indicate an understanding of the rules and why it is important to follow the rules wile playing the game.
- Choose a jungle animal that you would like to be; describe the animal and why you chose it. Participate in a parade with the other animals in your den.
- Communicate with other animals using your animal’s sounds, both as loudly as you can and as softly as you can.