Wolf Jungle Book Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Wolf scouts.
(Call wolf scouts and parents, and den leader, to the front)
Cubmaster: Many years ago, a boy named Mowgli was rescued by wolves, who raised him as their own. His wolf-parents, and Akela, who was the leader of the wolves, ensured that Mowgli grew strong in body and mind. Only by following Akela and his parents could Mowgli learn the skills and wisdom necessary to survive in the jungle.
Mowgli explored far and wide, learning where he could find food. He learned tracking, and the ways of the jungle creatures. He learned to swim. He learned to find his way without becoming lost, and how to move undetected. He learned to find safe shelter. He learned the traditions of his pack. And he made friends among his brother wolves.
When Akela was satisfied that he was ready, Mowgli’s wolf-parents presented him to be fully accepted by the pack as a wolf. Only when Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther spoke for the boy and agreed to be responsible for his further training was he accepted.
Likewise, tonight young Wolf candidates are presented to us.
Cubmaster: (To den leader) Akela, you are the leader of this den. Have these scouts fulfilled the requirements of a Wolf?
Den Leader: Yes, they have.
Cubmaster: Parents, will you be responsible for their continued learning and growth?
Cubmaster: (to audience) Pack, these scouts are ready to become brother Wolves. Please howl with your approval!
(Pack howls until sign goes up)
Cubmaster: Very well. You have proven yourselves and earned the rank of Wolf. Your journey is far from complete, as you will always have more to learn. You are no longer among the youngest in the pack, so you now are also expected to teach what you know to those with less experience and to set a good example so that they may follow in your footsteps.
Tonight we congratulate you on your accomplishment and present you with this symbol so that all may know you as Wolves.
(Present award to parents to pin onto uniforms.)
Congratulations, brother Wolves.
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