While it makes a lot of sense, and fits in better with the Jungle Book symbolic framework, it goes against nearly a century of tradition.
A group of wolves would stay in a lair, not a six. The leader of a lair would be an alpha, not a sixer. The new term to replace second (which is usually mistakingly called seconder). This has often lead to further confusion, as one stripe is a second, two stripes is a sixer, a numerical mismatch.
There is also talk of new names for Cub Scouts as the proceed along their journey. Can someone please fill them in here?
|Roll / Position||Current Name||Proposed New Name||Woggle|
|New Cub Scout||Tenderfoot||?|
|Regular Cub Scout||Cub||?|
|Secondary leader of small group||Second||Beta?|
|Primarly leader of small group||Sixer||Alpha|