Wolf Cub Jungle Grand Howl Opening and Closing Ceremony

Bring the jungle to your pack

Adapted by Scouter Liam Morland, 1996

Included are excerpts from The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling: "Mowgli's Brothers", "The Law for the Wolves", "Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack", and "Outsong in the Jungle".

Jungle Opening

Cubs are in their lairs. Inspection has just finished.

Akela
Look well, O wolves, look well.
Cubs
Howl like wolves.
Baloo
Now this is the Law of the Jungle,
As old and as true as the sky:
Cubs
The Cub respects the Old Wolf;
The Cub respects themself!

Not skipping a beat, the Cubs walk in a line behind their Sixer from their lair to their place in the circle.

Cubs
We are the colour six!
We are the colour six!
We are the colour six!
Akela
As the dawn was breaking the Wolf Pack yelled...
Cubs
Once, twice, and again!
Akela
Feet in the jungle that leave no mark.
Cubs, softly
No-Mark!
Akela
Eyes that can see in the dark.
Cubs, softly
The-dark.
Akela
Tongue, give tongue to it! Hark, O Hark!

The Cubs hold their hands out in front of them ready to do the Grand Howl. The Sixer in charge waits until all the Cubs are ready, then all the Cubs drop to the Grand Howl position.

Cubs, loud
A-ke-la we'll do our best!

The Cubs jump up and put their wolf ears on.

Sixer, loud
DYB, DYB, DYB, DYB!

Hands drop to a salute. Akela returns salute.

Cubs, loud
We'll DOB, DOB, DOB, DOB!

Jungle Closing

Akela
Pack, Pack, Pack.
Cubs, as they gather in the Parade Circle
Paaaaack!

Any presentations, etc. are done now.

Akela
Tongue, give tongue to it! Hark, O Hark!

The Cubs hold their hands out in front of them ready to do the Grand Howl. The Sixer in charge waits until all the Cubs are ready, then all the Cubs drop to the Grand Howl position.

Cubs, loud
A-ke-la we'll do our best!

The Cubs jump up and put their wolf ears on.

Sixer, loud
DYB, DYB, DYB, DYB!

Hands drop to a salute. Akela returns salute.

Cubs, loud
We'll DOB, DOB, DOB, DOB!
Akela
Wood and Water, Wind and Tree,
Wisdom, Strength, and Courtesy,
Jungle Favour go with thee!
Good night, Cubs!
Cubs
Good night, Akela!

Cubs leave circling clockwise around the circle shaking hands with each Scouter as they pass by.

Scouter's Five

A Scouter's Five can follow "We'll DOB, DOB, DOB, DOB!", if desired:

Akela
The Jungle is large and the Cub is small. Let us think and be still.

A Scouter's Five, which can be said by any Scouter.

The Wolf Cub Promise

The Wolf Cub Promise can follow "We'll DOB, DOB, DOB, DOB!", if desired:

Akela
The Wolf Cub Promise.

Everyone makes the Cub sign.

All
I Promise to do my Best,
To do my Duty to God and the Queen,
To keep the Law of the Wolf Cub pack,
And to do a good turn for somebody every day.