Here is what the program helps say about this theme:
This jungle theme is used to show being responsible is an important part of any society. In the Jungle Book story used in the Wolf Handbook, Akela, Baloo, and the other jungle creatures take responsibility for Mowgli’s safety and learning the ways of the jungle, making him a responsible part of their pack. It directly relates to the Cub Scout Law of the Pack and how the leaders, parents, and Scouts are all responsible for the success of their pack. In today’s society, we understand our responsibility to preserve and protect the natural habitats of other creatures as we follow the Outdoor Code.
So this theme will revolve around the ideas of conservation and using natural resources wisely with an emphasis on how we treat other living beings. Several of the Cub Scout achievements and electives fit in with this theme.
Cub Scout Achievements Related to Jungle of Fun (Responsibility)
Tiger Cub Scouts
- Tiger Achievement 5 – Lets Go Outdoors
- Tiger Elective 31 – Learn about Animals
- Tiger Elective 32 – Feed the Birds
- Tiger Elective 33 – Cleanup Treasure Hunt
- Tiger Elective 34 – Conservation
Wolf Cub Scouts
Bear Cub Scouts
- Bear Achievement 5 – Sharing Your World with Wildlife
- Bear Achievement 6 – Take Care of Your Planet
- Bear Elective 15 – Water and Soil Conservation