Jungle Book - ScoutHelp


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

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Rudyard Joseph Kipling was a writer born of British parents in Bombay, India. He was educated at boarding school in England and returned to India in 1882 where he worked as a journalist. His satirical verses and short stories, such as Plain Tales From the Hills (1888) and Soldiers Three (1892), won him a reputation in England, to which he returned in 1889 and settled in London.

Junglebook and Scouting

Baden-Powell needed an concept around which to build the scouting program for wolf cubs (as they were then). The original Jungle Book was written in 1894. It was originally published in chapter form in the American children's magazine, Saint Nicholas. Kipling was also the author of "The Scout's Patrol Song" which was the official Boy Scouts of America song. Part I of the 1908 booklet, "Scouting For Boys" included a condensed version of Kipling's Kim. He was also the father of a Scout and later a comissioner in the British Scouting program.. In 1924, he attended a rally of 6 thousand Wolf Cubs at the Imperial Jamboree at Wembley where he witnessed what Baden-Powell had made of his writings.. Jungle Book and Cub Scouting


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The Works of Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

New York, The Century Co., 1899

© 1893,1894, by RUDYARD KIPLING ©, 1894, by HARPER and BROTHERS © 1893,1894, by THE CENTURY CO.