Re: Hello from new member
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Sun, 5 Jun 1994 20:01:26 -0400
I have a general question for our non-American brethren here...
>...I am an Akela with 3rd Aylmer "B" Pack in Aylmer Quebec.
>We have just ended our second year as newly created pack. Before that
>I worked with the Beaver colony for two years, and before that ...
When I was in the UK last winter I met a Scottish woman who was her pack's
(is that the correct term?) Akela. Now I see the term Akela is used in
Canada to denote, presumably, the pack leader. This is what Americans call
the Cubmaster (generic without regard to sex, as I understand it).
When I was a cub, about 20 years ago, Akela was the leader of the pack but
we called our leader the Cubmaster, not Akela. Akela was more of a symbolic
How widespread is the use of the term Akela? I believe this was originally
an American Indian term. Can anyone else verify and does it have the same
connotations and implications abroad?
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