The Story of Scouting

The founder of Scouting, Sir Robert Baden-Powell of England, based his ideas for Cub Scouts on Rudyard Kipling’s series The Jungle Book.  In the story, a young boy is separated from his family when his village is attacked by a Tiger named Shere Khan. A family of wolves finds him and raises him. When the boy grows older, his Wolf family asks Akela, their leader, if he may join the pack. Akela asks if anyone will speak for the man cub.  Baloo the Bear, who teaches wolf cubs the law of the pack, says he will. The pack council allows him to join so they can protect him from Shere Khan and other dangers in the jungle.

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