OK. This is a lie. It’s not going to be brief, it’s going to be a whole post! (Though I suppose I could make the article really short).
Here goes. Get your textbooks out children. Listen carefully now.
As mentioned in my previous post, Scouting began on Brownsea Island. After a few years, Robert-Baden Powell (He was important in the previous lesson), decided to make a group for children too young to join Scouts. He called them Wolf Cubs (later renamed as just Cubs). Now this R-B Powell had a lot of friends, including Rudyard Kipling, who wrote The Jungle Book. RK allowed R B-P to use the characters in the Jungle Book to be used as a basis for the group.
So the leaders of Cub groups were called Akela (who was the leader of the wolf pack), Baloo (the bear), Bagheera (the panther), and most of the other animals. The Cubs have this opening and closing “Grand Howl” which is supposed to represent the wolves gathering round the alpha wolf.
Any questions? Good, class is dismissed.