Jungle Book - Names

Jungle Book

Jungle Names

By Bruce Cockburn (bcockburn@acorn.co.uk)

The following may be of interest to Scouters not familiar with the Jungle Book nomenclature. It is reproduced from the Gilcraft book entitled "Wolf Cubs", my copy is dated 1948.

Main Names

This is a table of accepted pronunciations.

MowgliMow(as in "now")-gly
Shere KhanShare-kharn

Names Awarded for Prowess in Cub Activities

Ahdeek (the Reindeer) Team Games
Apukwa (the Bulrush) Weaving
Blue Smoke Signalling
Chil (The Kite) Singing
Crimson Arrow Throwing and catching
Dahinda (the Bull-frog) Leapfrog,cartwheels, etc
Ferao (the Scarlet Woodpecker) Woodwork
Golden Quill Artist
Hawkeye Observation
Hiawatha All-round athletics
Iagoo (the Story-teller) Telling stories
Jacala (the Crocodile) Acting
Kaa (the Python) Tree-climbing
Karela (the Bitter Vine) Knotting
Keego (the Fish) Swimming
Keneu (the Great War Eagle) Running
Kotick (the Seal) Wrestling
Kwasin (the Strong Man) Boxing
Limmershin (the Wren) Message-carrying.
Little Beaver Lair-building
Mysa (the Wild Buffalo) Good hearing
Nag (the Cobra) First Aid
Nushka ("Look!") Guide
Oonai (the Wolf) Reciting
Pukeena (the Grasshopper) High Jump
Scarlet Feather Fire-lighting
Sea Catch (the Seal) Diving
Shaw-shaw (the Swallow) Skipping
Singum (the Lion) Book-carrying
Rann (the Eagle) Good eyesight
Tilji-pho (the Lark) Musician
Toomai Folk-dancing
Wabeeno (the Magician) Walking the Plank
Wawbeck (the Rock) Modelling
White Elk Long Jump
Won-tolla Hopping

Names held "Ex Officio"

Akela Cubmaster
Baloo, Bagheera, Raksha Assistant Cubmasters
Black Plume, Brown Tip, Grey Brother, Red Fang, Tawny Fur, WhiteClaw Sixers
Hathi (the Elephant)
Punctual and regular attendance
Jeebi (the Ghost) Fattest Cub
Kim (Little friend of all the world) Helpfulness
Ko (the Crow) Noisiest Cub
Mang (the Bat)
Mor (the Peacock) Tidiness and cleanliness
Mowgli Friend to animals
Onaway ("Awake!") Alertness
Rikki-tikki-tavi (the Mongoose) Cheeriness, or Courage
Sahi (the Porcupine) Pack Scribe
Shada (the Pelican) Perseverance
Sona (the Himalayan Bear) Good manners
Suggeema (the Mosquito) Smallest Cub
Tall Pine Tallest Cub
White Hood Pack Storekeeper