Re: Jungle Theme
Jim Butler (ajb@ZEPPO.GEOSURV.GOV.NF.CA)
Mon, 6 Jun 1994 09:41:27 NDT
>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.
The Cub Leaders Handbook here in Canada also has a suggestion to vary the
opening and closing meeting ceremonies by using a Jungle Theme.
I have found that the Cubs really enjoy these openings and have used the
"Old" jungle ceremonies at least once a month. The Cubs like to have the
ceremony with the lights dimmed and a "campfire" [read fake campfire]
burning in the middle of the room. The construction of a artificial moon
to hang in the meeting hall also adds atmosphere. I say "old" jungle
ceremonies since the new handbook and changed the jungle ceremonies a lot,
and I preferred the "old" ceremonies.
It provides a nice change to the ceremonies and also provides the
opportunity for all leaders to particiapte.
Jim Butler - ARC Training, Northeast Avalon Region (Scouts Canada)
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