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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

AkelawolfAh-ky-la*h* ( The father Wolf, Leaders of the Pack)
Bagheerablack pantherBa*r*-gheer-a*h*;
Baloobrown bearBaa-loo
Bandarlog (pl.)monkeysBunder logue 9The Monkeys
Chil KiteCheel
Chikaispringrat ?? Chi-kai
Dahindafrog Dah-inda
Feraowoodpecker
HathielephantHuttee or H*r*-ty
Ikkiporcupine
Jacalacrocodile
KaapythonKar
Keegofish
Mangbat
MessuaMowgli’s(adoptive)mother
Morpeacock
Mysabuffalo
Nagcobra
?? Ooturtle
Phaowolf
Phaonashe-wolf
Rakshamother wolf
Ramabuffalo
Rikk-Tikki-Tavi     mongooseRikky-Tikky-Tay-vy
SahiporcupinePack Scribe
Shadapelican
Shere KhantigerShare-Karn
Suggeemamosquito
TabaquijackalTar-r-kee or Tar-bar-qui
Thaelephant (spirit)Creator of the Jungle
Thuu White Hood  white cobraPack Storekeeper

 

Names for Sixers (eldest cub of the den)

 
Black PlumeSixer
Brown TipSixer
Grey BrotherSixer
Red FangSixer
Tawny FurSixer
White ClawSixer

 

Names awarded for prowess in Cub Activities

 

 Name

Animal

 Description

AhdeekReindeerTeam games
ApukwaBulrushWeaving
Blue SmokeSignalling
ChilKitesinging, had keen eye sight
Crimson ArrowThrowing and catching
DahindaBullfrogLeapfrog, artwheels, etc
FeraoWoodpeckerWoodcraft ??
Golden QuilArtist
HawkeyeObservation
HiawathaAll-round Athletics
IagooTelling stories
JacalaCrokodileActing
KaaPythonTree Climbing
KarelaBitter VineKnotting
KeegoFishSwimming
KeneuEagleRunning
KotickSealWrestling
KwasinStrong ManBoxing
LimmerskinWrenMessage carrying
Little BeaverLair building
MysaWild BuffaloGood hearing
NagCobraFirst Aid
NushkaGuide
OenaiWolfReciting
PukeenaGrasshopperHigh Jump
RannEagleGood Eyesight
Scarlet FeatherFire -lighting
Sea CatchSealDiving
Shaw-ShawSwallowSkipping
SingumLionBook-carrying
Tilji-PhoLarkMusician
ToomaiFolks dancing
WabeenoTovenaarWalking the plank
WawbeckRotsModelling
White ElkLong jump
Won-TollaWolfHopping
 

Names awarded by Akela at his discretion

 

 Name

Animal

 Description

HathiElephantPunctual Regular attendance
JeebiGhostFattest Cub
Kim little Friend of allHelpfulness
KoCrowNoisiest Cub
MangBatObedience
MorPeacockTidiness and cleanliness
OnaweeAlertness
ShadaPelicanPerseverance
Rikki-tikki-taviMongooseCheeriness or courage
MowgliMan CubFriend to Animals
SonaHimalayan BearGood manners
SugeemaMosquitoSmallest cub
Tall PineTallest cub