Definition of Akela in English:
The adult leader of a group of Cub Scouts (officially termed Cub Scout Leader).
- I joined with my mate Glynne Stentiford following a talk to our primary school by our local Akela, Mrs Cleall.
- I hear O'Leary's up for Taylor's job, but then if there was a part-time vacancy for an Akela at a scout hut, O'Leary would be up for it.
- Phyll Brooke attended and was Assistant Cub Scout Leader from the early 1950s and then Akela until 1982.
1920s: from the name of the leader of a wolf pack in Kipling's Jungle Books (1894–5).
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