Alaska Of Old
Posted On: 2019-03-12
This ceremony can be modified to use any number of Cubs, depending upon the size of the den. Have each boy write one or more of the terms listed below on a poster and explain what they mean.
NARRATOR: This month we have studied about Alaska of old and would like to share with you some of the commonly used words and their meanings:
CHEECHAKO is the term used for a "tenderfoot", a newcomer to Alaska.
DUST means fine gold
HUSKY was, of course a sled dog, vital to inhabitants of this state.
IGL00 - an Eskimo dwelling
KAYAK was a single passenger skin boat
MALEMUTE is also a sled dog. Many of them are now found in many other states
MUCKAMUCK means food
MUKLUK - is a fur boot, very comfortable, indeed
MUSH - means "Get on!" It is a command to a dog team
OUTSIDE - means outside of Alaska (Back in those days, it meant the U.S.)
PANHANDLE - was the southeastern part of Alaska
POKE - was a moose hide bag for holding gold dust
POTLATCH - was a community festival
SKOOKUM-HOUSE - was a jail
SOLMOUGH - was an oldtimer, a veteran