To develop proficiency in Army drill and ceremony in order to create well-rounded future officers, and to establish a stronger presence of Army ROTC in the Penn State community.
What We Do
Each Lion’s Guard meeting provides instruction on various aspects of drill and ceremony such as color guard, rifle procedures, the saber arch, posting and retiring the Colors, and marching. Lessons are very interactive and allow cadets valuable in-depth practice of drill and ceremony that is not taught in the standard ROTC curriculum.
Lion’s Guard members are very active in the community. The club provides a color guard detail for many things such as Penn State football games and other PSU sporting events, State College High School football games, formal Army ROTC events, and various other ceremonies on campus and beyond.
Other highlights for Lion’s Guard include the tradition of guarding the Lion Shrine during the entirety of Penn State Homecoming Week, as well as an annual trip to Washington DC to witness the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other historic landmarks.
Participating cadets can earn awards for their involvement in Lion’s Guard and can earn a special beret and cord for passing beret testing.
Lion’s Guard typically meets every Tuesday from 1730-1830 in the Armory behind the Wagner Building.
Club Commander- Nadine Schofer (email@example.com)