|The Jungle Books|
|Explain how the laws and teachings in The Jungle Books are a part of your life and your Pack’s attitudes.||
As a guide, this background information may be of use (or at least of interest). In the Jungle Books, Kipling instills the idea of “The Law of the Jungle” being Nature’s laws, which those who live in the Jungle break at their peril. Kipling deliberatly left most of the Law undefined. The longest section of the laws he presented are contained in the following poem (The Law of the Jungle), which is that part of the Law relating to wolves as the wolf-cubs and Mowgli were taught by Baloo the bear.
The Law of the Jungle
Now this is the Law of the Jungle–as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and back–
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
Wash daily from nose-tip to tail-tip; drink deeply, but never too deep;
And remember the night is for hunting, and forget not the day is for sleep.
The Jackal may follow the Tiger, but, Cub, when thy whiskers are grown,
Remember the Wolf is a Hunter–go forth and get food of thine own.
Keep peace with the Lords of the Jungle–the Tiger, the Panther, and Bear.
And trouble not Hathi the Silent, and mock not the Boar in his lair.
When Pack meets with Pack in the Jungle, and neither will go from the trail,
Lie down till the leaders have spoken–it may be fair words shall prevail.
When ye fight with a Wolf of the Pack, ye must fight him alone and afar,
Lest others take part in the quarrel, and the Pack be diminished by war.
The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge, and where he has made him is home
Not even the Head Wolf may enter, not even the Council may come.
The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge, but where he has digged it too plain,
The Council shall send him a message, and so he shall change it again.
If ye kill before midnight be silent, and wake not the woods with your bay,
Lest ye frighten the deer from the crop, and your brothers go empty away.
Ye may kill for yourselves and your mates, and your cubs as they need and ye can;
But kill not for pleasure of killing, and seven times never kill Man!
If ye plunder his kill from a weaker, devour not all in thy pride;
Pack-Right is the right of the meanest; so leave him the head and the hide.
The Kill of the Pack is the meat of the Pack. Ye must eat where it lies;
And no one may carry away of that meat to his lair, or he dies.
The Kill of the Wolf is the meat of the Wolf. He may do what he will;
But, till he has given permission, the Pack may not eat of that Kill.
Cub-Right is the right of the Yearling. From all of the Pack he may claim
Full-gorge when the killer has eaten; and none may refuse him the same.
Lair-Right is the right of the Mother. From all of her year she may claim
One haunch of each kill for her litter, and none may deny her the same.
Cave-Right is the right of the Father–to hunt by himself for his own:
He is freed of all calls to the Pack; he is judged by the Council alone.
Because of his age and his cunning, because of his gripe and his paw,
In all that the Law leaveth open, the word of your Head Wolf is Law.
Now these are the Laws of the Jungle, and many and mighty are they;
But the head and hoof of the Law and the haunch and the hump is–Obey!
— Rudyard Kipling
Note: A copy of The Jungle Book is legally available as a download at The Guttenburg Project
|Explain how Scouting began and talk to your leader about it.||
Lord Baden-Powell ran a training camp in 1907 for boys that was so popular that that the movement became widespread – into other ages and countries – etc
It spread to Australia in 1908.
In 1958 (25th Sept) 1st Picnic Point started (my group, so therefore listed here).
|Draw the World Scout Badge and describe the meaning of this.||
The various parts of the badge all have meaning -
|Find out when and where the next Australian Jamboree will be held.||
The Australian Scout Jamboree is held every three years.
The following chart shows the dates and locations of all held so far.
AND While you are at it, work out whether you can go.
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