The Chinese language is both unique and beautiful. The Chinese writing system first
appeared in China over 3200 years ago during the Shang Dynasty making it what is believed to
be the oldest surviving writing system.
The number of Chinese characters contained in
the Kangxi dictionary is approximately 47,035.
That’s a lot more than double the number of Cub
Scouts in the largest council in America – The
Great Salt Lake Council which has 18,080 Cub
Scouts. Each character is important in its own respect just as each Cub Scout is in their own
respect. Each Cub Scout has a special responsibility to help their pack grow as stated in the Cub
Scout Law of the Pack. Please stand with me, make the Cub Scout Sign, and repeat with me the
Law of the Pack.