Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Mon, 6 Jun 1994 07:37:57 +100
Somewhere in the BSA literature I saw a reference to the Grand Howl as a
special ceremony in Cub Scouting ... I'll see if I can find a more
specific reference later ! However, in many countries the Grand Howl is
used as a start of the Pack Meeting. The Cubs form a circle and squat
down. The lead Sixer (Denner) leads the Pack with the words " Ah-Kay-La,
we'll do our BEST ! " At the shouted word BEST the pack spring up to the
alert (attention). The Sixer then salutes and says " Cubs - do your
best ! " to which the Pack salutes and replies " We WILL do our best ! "
The CSL returns the salute and then stands the pack at ease.
I was on staff at the BSA Akela Camp ( Cub Scout residential camp) last
year here in England, and due to bad weather had to entertain about fifty
Webelos indoors one evening. With three other UK Leaders we ran a British
Cub meeting, with Flag Break, Grand Howl, instruction (history of the
Union Flag) and games. The Webelos found it totally different to what
they are used to.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City