Because you never know what trivial bit of information may ultimately prove to be vitally important.
I'm going to say Baloo and Bagheera. Two of my favorite characters.
You are correct.The Jungle Book plays a large part in the philosophy of the Boy Scouts. Last night the kids were studying a very abbreviated version of Mowgli's tale from their handbook.
Yeah, it's pretty abbreviated in there, the original "Handbook for Boys" had a little longer section, but still not the whole story. I like the original Handbook, for the ideals of B-P, without the years of political correctness changes (yes, even the BoyScouts has done it some, in nearly 100 years of existance).