[Ads-l] "Bear cubs and wolf _pups_ in danger"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 8 07:58:56 EDT 2018

Let's get this straight. I was a Cub Scout for many years (so to speak) and
it never once occurred to me that the Wolf, Bear, and Lion levels were
actually chosen because all these animals had cubs rather than pups,
kittens, kits, cygnets, spawn, etc.

They were just cool beasts to me.


On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 5:43 AM, Bwh031451 <bwh031451 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, I remember WeBeLos from Cub Scout days.  But since WeBeLos were a
> subset of Cub Scouts, as were Wolves, Bears and Lions, I think it would be
> more apt to say cubs “had” wolves (and bears and lions—oh my!) rather than
> that wolves “had” cubs.
> Brian Hitchcock
> At Large
> Email:  bwh031451 at gmail.com
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