After Scouting was founded, the first different level of Scouting that was formed were the Wolf Cubs as they were called in England. Yonger brothers kept showing up at Scout events, so the British founded the Wolf Cubs in 1916. Many other countries followed suit, although Americans did not create a Cub program until 1930. Eventually programs were created for older boys. They were called Rovers in Britain and Explorers in America. The latest level has been the Beavers created in Britain for boys below Cub age. The pre-Cub level also has different names in different countries.
The latest level has been the Beavers created in Britain for boys below Cub age. This pre-Cub level also has different names in different countries. It is proving to be am increasingly popular level of Scouting. Generally Beaver uniforms are less elaborate than the Cub or Scout uniforms
B.-P. was pleased, but surprised, to find that Scouting was appealing to boys outside the Commonwealth. By 1910, Scouting had started in 16 countries and was still spreading quickly. B.-P. felt he should retire early from the Army and give all his time to Scouting. A lot of younger boys wanted to be Scouts, but it was difficult for them to do the things described for older boys in Scouting for Boys. B.-P. realized that boys between the ages of 8 and 11 needed a scheme especially for themselves. He found just the right background in The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling, in which there are stories about Mowgii, the man cub, growing up in the jungle with wolves, obeying Akela the wise old wolf
and learning the law of the jungle from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Kaa the snake, Chil the kite, and Raksha the mother wolf. The Wolf Cub Section of the Scouts was started in 1916. Wolf Cubs are now called Cub Scouts. The Cub Scouts of today do different things from the first Wolf Cubs. The first jungle story is still told to new Cubs, and within the Pack the adult Leaders (Scouters) are called after the jungle animals. The Cub Scout Leader is always called Akela, and the Assistant Cub Scout Leaders take their names from the other animals.
Scouts were the heart and soul of Scouting. Scouts were the initial group founded by Baden Powell. The ages varied from country to country. Some Scos were eventually organized as coed groups, but most remained just for boys.
Eventually programs were created for older boys. They were called Rovers in Britain and Explorers in America. A variety of other names were selected in other countries. The ages also varied from country to country. These older Scout group usually were coed groupsd accepting both boy
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