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Kindergarten-age boys now welcomed into the Scouting family

Beginning in September of this year, kindergarten-age boys and their parents will be eligible to join a local Cub Scout pack in their community. The boys will be in the “Lion” den as they begin their Scouting journey.

Cub Scouting is traditionally a program of the Boy Scouts of America for boys in the first through fifth grades. This year, Lion, a national pilot program of the Boy Scouts of America, will explore the value of a Scouting program for kindergarten-age boys. Boys must be five years old by Sept. 30 and not yet seven years old.

Lion is a family-oriented program. A youth and his parent (or caring adult partner) will 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 twice per month. They have fun participating in den meetings and outings while making memories together.

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.

For more information, call Green Mountain Council at 802-244-5189 or email [email protected]

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to help young people build character, learn citizenship, develop personal fitness, become effective leaders, and have fun in the outdoors.

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