Re: The Jungle Book & Ceremonies
Michael Kalnay (kalnay@GOV.NT.CA)
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 11:52:19 MDT
In our Pack here in the Far North (about 63N) we have bona fide
wolf packs that we can all hear at night (if you live close enough
to the Lake and far enough from Walmart, McDonald's, etc).
At Cubs, we use the very ceremony described in the Jungle Book...
we have senior cubs and/or adults who will speak for the White Neckered
Cubs (white neckers are symobolic of the white painted initiation rites
BP described (are these used in the USofA?) and each Cub is presented
to the Pack in turn. Sometimes we have them do thier promise and law
as one, sometimes individually.
This past year, we held the ceremony out at the Camp (in the snow, which
come early around here) with a real fire and rock circle to work with.
I"m with you on using myth and tale to set the tone for the group.
To the best of my knowledge, this ceremony is "official" here... I
learned about it at Woodbadge II.
Akela, YK5th St Pat's cubs
Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
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