The Jungle Book

Cub Scouts have been inspired by Rudyard Kipling's book "The Jungle Book".

Cubs belong to a PACK and the adult leaders will usually have names based on Jungle Book Characters. The Leader of the pack is called AKELA

Jungle Book Names

Akela (Ah-ky-la*h) The Father Wolf Leader of the Pack

Baloo (Baa-loo) the Bear

Bagheera (Ba*r*gheet-a*h*) in history (the Panther)

Chil (Cheel) the Kite

Kaa (Kar) the Python

Another very distinctive feature of Cub Scouts related to the Jungle Book is the "Grand Howl", a ceremony included at the opening and closing of Cub Scout meetings.

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