Akela



(in the Cub Scouts) a pack leader.
Historical Examples

Phao and akela were on the Rock together, and below them, every nerve strained, sat the others.
The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

akela occupied one of these, and the Cubs were divided into two groups.
Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light Vera C. Barclay

So, on condition they get undressed in five minutes, akela says “Yes.”
Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light Vera C. Barclay

She had often seen them run past, and now she stopped and asked akela what they were.
Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light Vera C. Barclay

A Cub sat down each side of akela and read over her shoulder, and one jumped up and down in front, saying: “Miss, is it good?”
Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light Vera C. Barclay

akela, or even Phao, would have silenced them; yet Mowgli was afraid.
The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

So they brought their paper and pencils, and asked akela to do it in “proper, quick writing.”
Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light Vera C. Barclay

akela never raised his head from his paws, but went on with the monotonous cry: “Look well!”
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

If you did, a stream of water soon began to run down your neck, and akela said it served you right.
Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light Vera C. Barclay

But remember, akela is very old, and soon the day comes when he cannot kill his buck, and then he will be leader no more.
The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

noun
(Brit) the adult leader of a pack of Cub Scouts US equivalent Den Mother

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