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Jungle Book Names

 

Baden-Powell, The founder of Scouting, based Cub Scouting on one of the stories in RudyardKipling’s Jungle Book. It was called “Mowgli’s Brothers.” We know it as “The Story of Akela and Mowgli.” A copy of part of the story is in the Wolf Cub Scout Book. The story is continued in the Bear Cub Scout Book. A part of the story is also in the Cub Scout Leader Book. (The Jungle Book and other Rudyard Kipling books are described at the Penguin Books website.)

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The following may be of interest to Scouters not familiar with the Jungle Book nomenclature. It is a table of accepted pronunciations obtained from All the Mowgli Stories; Doubleday, 1936 and from Dee LaRock. These names are used in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and many other countries.

Leaders Names

 

 Name

Animal

 Pronunciation

Akela wolf Ah-ky-la*h* ( The father Wolf, Leaders of the Pack)
Bagheera black panther Ba*r*-gheer-a*h*;
Baloo brown bear Baa-loo
Bandarlog (pl.) monkeys Bunder logue 9The Monkeys
Chil  Kite Cheel
Chikai springrat ??  Chi-kai
Dahinda frog  Dah-inda
Ferao woodpecker
Hathi elephant Huttee or H*r*-ty
Ikki porcupine
Jacala crocodile
Kaa python Kar
Keego fish
Mang bat
Messua Mowgli’s(adoptive)mother
Mor peacock
Mysa buffalo
Nag cobra
?? Oo turtle
Phao wolf
Phaona she-wolf
Raksha mother wolf
Rama buffalo
Rikk-Tikki-Tavi     mongoose Rikky-Tikky-Tay-vy
Sahi porcupine Pack Scribe
Shada pelican
Shere Khan tiger Share-Karn
Suggeema mosquito
Tabaqui jackal Tar-r-kee or Tar-bar-qui
Tha elephant (spirit) Creator of the Jungle
Thuu White Hood  white cobra Pack Storekeeper

 

Names for Sixers (eldest cub of the den)

 
Black Plume Sixer
Brown Tip Sixer
Grey Brother Sixer
Red Fang Sixer
Tawny Fur Sixer
White Claw Sixer

 

Names awarded for prowess in Cub Activities

 

 Name

Animal

 Description

Ahdeek Reindeer Team games
Apukwa Bulrush Weaving
Blue Smoke Signalling
Chil Kite singing, had keen eye sight
Crimson Arrow Throwing and catching
Dahinda Bullfrog Leapfrog, artwheels, etc
Ferao Woodpecker Woodcraft ??
Golden Quil Artist
Hawkeye Observation
Hiawatha All-round Athletics
Iagoo Telling stories
Jacala Crokodile Acting
Kaa Python Tree Climbing
Karela Bitter Vine Knotting
Keego Fish Swimming
Keneu Eagle Running
Kotick Seal Wrestling
Kwasin Strong Man Boxing
Limmerskin Wren Message carrying
Little Beaver Lair building
Mysa Wild Buffalo Good hearing
Nag Cobra First Aid
Nushka Guide
Oenai Wolf Reciting
Pukeena Grasshopper High Jump
Rann Eagle Good Eyesight
Scarlet Feather Fire -lighting
Sea Catch Seal Diving
Shaw-Shaw Swallow Skipping
Singum Lion Book-carrying
Tilji-Pho Lark Musician
Toomai Folks dancing
Wabeeno Tovenaar Walking the plank
Wawbeck Rots Modelling
White Elk Long jump
Won-Tolla Wolf Hopping
 

Names awarded by Akela at his discretion

 

 Name

Animal

 Description

Hathi Elephant Punctual Regular attendance
Jeebi Ghost Fattest Cub
Kim little Friend of all Helpfulness
Ko Crow Noisiest Cub
Mang Bat Obedience
Mor Peacock Tidiness and cleanliness
Onawee Alertness
Shada Pelican Perseverance
Rikki-tikki-tavi Mongoose Cheeriness or courage
Mowgli Man Cub Friend to Animals
Sona Himalayan Bear Good manners
Sugeema Mosquito Smallest cub
Tall Pine Tallest cub