Why do Jane's children call George "Akeela"? (At least that what it sounds like)share
I really don't know. I've always wondered this myself! I thought it meant "uncle".
Jack Lemmon: America's Sweetheart
"It's Magic Time"
It's Akela and it's a scouting term:
In Cub Scout packs, Akela is a symbol of wisdom, authority, and leadership. Akela is anyone who acts as a leader to the Scout.
Thank you for that information. I've also discovered that the word "akela" means "leader of the wolf pack", which would explain its use in scouting circles.share
I would note the reference to the Kennebunk Indians in the movie; as much of scouting follows Indian lore, I suggest that the word is "borrowed" from the Amerind culture as many scouting terms and titles were back when I was a Boy Scout in the sixties. This is reflected in this post and the one about "leader of the wolf pack" - but I offer no preferences.