The Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
The Cub Scout follows Akela. In Cub Scouting, Akela (pronounced
Ah-KAY-la) means "good leader." To a Cub Scout, Akela is a parent, teacher,
religious leader, or Cub Scout leader. Akela is anyone who has shown ability
and willingness to be a good leader for Cub Scouts to follow.
One must first learn to be a good follower in order to be a good leader.
The key word in this phrase of the Law of the Pack is follows. When
following, a Cub Scout should choose a good leader to emulate.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go. Cub Scouts help the pack go by being
loyal members, attending all meetings, following the leaders, and making the
pack better because they belong. It means doing one's share. By helping the
pack, Cub Scouts have more fun and feel satisfied. The key word in this phrase
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow. Cub Scouting helps boys grow into
better people. They learn how to do new things and to reach out to others. The
key word in this phrase is grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill. It's a good feeling for a boy to do what
he is expected to do. It's an even better feeling when he does more than he is
expected to do. Help boys look for ways to make other people happy. The small
things are just as important as the big ones. Anything that makes life a little
easier or more pleasant for someone else is goodwill. The key word in this
phrase is gives.