The British Cubbing program used elements of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book series, with the Cubmaster taking the role of Akela and the assistant Cubmaster the role of Baloo. The American program also syncretized American Indian elements, with all Cub Scouts belonging to the Webelos tribe, symbolized by the Arrow of Light and led by Akela. Webelos was also an acronym meaning Wolf, Bear, Lion, Scout. The initial rank structure was Wolf, Bear and Lion, with ages of 9, 10 and 11. Dens of six to eight Cubs were entirely led by a Boy Scout holding the position of den chief.
In the British version, we have Akela the wolf, Baloo the bear, and a bunch of little Mowglis--i.e., "cub" boys raised by wolves. In the American version, we have wolves, bears, lions--mountain lions, I presume--and scouts.
In both cases, the Cub Scouts, representing "wild" or "natural" indigenous people, mix with wolves, bears, and other animals. In other words, when you're practicing your woodcraft like a pseudo-Indian scout, you're akin to a predatory animal.
For more on the subject, see Indian Origin of the Boy Scouts and Indian Origin of the Camp Fire Girls.
Below: "Wolves and tigers and bears, oh my!" Three "Cub Scout characters."