The Lion Trail

Lion Advancement
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.

Lion Rank Requirements:
Complete each of the following Lion required adventures with your den or family:

  1. Lion’s Honor
  2. Fun on the Run
  3. Animal Kingdom
  4. Mountain Lion
  5. King of the Jungle

After earning the Lion rank, additional optional Lion elective adventures can be done for further exploration and fun: I’ll Do It Myself, Pick My Path, Gizmos and Gadgets, On Your Mark, Build It Up, Knock It Down, Rumble in the Jungle, Ready, Set, Grow

Akela is the name given to the Cub Scout’s leader. This is the Lion’s adult partner, and that person is responsible for helping the Lion complete each adventure and marking the Lion’s Adventure Book. The first page in the Lion Adventure Book can be used by the Lion to track his progress all in one place by adding stickers given to him by the Lion Guide.

Once a Lion has completed enough adventures to earn his rank, he’s not finished. There are still many more adventures to explore until it’s time to move on to a Tiger den. Some scouts strive to earn the remaining seven adventure stickers.


1. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
2. Repeat the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
3. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
4. Show teamwork and good sportsmanship by playing a game with your den.
5. Participate in an outing.

1. Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day.
2. Have Lions make a nutritious snack for the den.
3. Understand the importance of rest.
4. Participate as a den in Jungle Field Day.

1. Learn the role of someone who provides a service to your community.
2. Demonstrate you know what to do in an emergency.
3. Choose two energy saving projects to practice in your home for two weeks.
4. Participate in a Lion den family service project for others. (satisfied by the outing).

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of respect for animals and nature when participating in a learning hike.

1. Participate in a flag ceremony with your den.
2. Explain what it means to be a good citizen.
3. Explain what it means to be a leader.