Articles tagged with: camp songs

Jun26

Silly Songs for Summer Camping

Categories // Silly songs

Silly Songs for Summer Camping

Summer means camping and camping means campfires and campfire songs.  Checkout the list of silly songs perfect for your next campfire.  While you're at it make s'mores - check out the recipe.

Aug08

Titanic

Categories // Boy Scout Songs

Titanic


Oh they built the ship Titanic to sail the ocean blue, and they said it was a ship that the sea could not get through, but on her maiden voyage, an iceberg hit her side. It was sad when the great ship went down...

CHORUS
Oh. It was sad. How said? SO SAD! TOO BAD!
It was sad when the great ship went down to the bottom of the, husbands and wives, little children lost their lives! It was sad when the great ship went down

Well they were not far from shore, say a thousand miles or more, and the rich refused to associate with the poor, so they sent them down below where they’d be the first to go. It was sad when the great ship went down.

Chorus

Oh, the heroes saved the weak, as the ship began to leak, and the band struck up with The Lord take me Abide, Little children wept and cried as the waves crashed o'er the side. It was sad when the great ship went down.

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Well the cook he came on deck when he heard them holler HECK! For he thought it was the food that put um in the mood, when he saw them jumpin' oar, he knew they'd eat no more. It was sad when the great ship went down.

Chorus

Well the captain came on deck with a tear in his eye, as the last boats left he waved them all goodbye, and he knew he made a slip, so he went down with the ship. It was sad when the great ship went down.

Chorus

Well they built another ship, called the SSS 42! The bow was painted red and the stern was painted blue, then they christened her with beer as she sank right off the pier. It was sad when the great ship went down.

Chorus
Oh it was sad when the great ship went down!!!
Aug08

When I First Came to This Land

Categories // Boy Scout Songs

When I First Came to This Land


When I first came to this land,  
I was not a wealthy man,  
So I built myself a shack,  
And I did what I could.  
And I called that shack, break my back,  
Oh, the land was sweet and good,and I did what I could.  
 
When I first came to this land,  
I was not a wealthy man,  
So I got myself a wife,  
And I did what I could,  
And I called that wife, scourge of my life,  
And I called that shack, break my back,  
Oh, the land was sweet and good, and I did what I could.  
 
When I first came to this land,  
I was not a wealthy man,  
So I got myself a donkey,  
And I did what I could.  
And I called that donkey, horse gone wonkey,  
And I called that wife, scourge of my life,  
And I called that shack, break my back,  
Oh, the land was sweet and goodand I did what I could.  
 
When I first came to this land,  
I was not a wealthy man,  
So I got myself a cow,  
And I did what I could.  
And I called that cow, no milk now,  
And I called that donkey, horse gone wonkey,  
And I called that wife, scourge of my life,  
And I called that shack, break my back,  
Oh the land was sweet and good, and I did what I could.
Aug08

We Are Boy Scouts

Categories // Boy Scout Songs

We Are Boy Scouts


We are boy scouts
Trusted in our honor
Loyal and helpful
Friends to one and all

Ever courteous
Ever kind to animals
We obey our orders
Even though they're small

Always cheerful
Whistling to the raindrops
Careful and thrifty
Clean in thought and deed

So! Come on boys now
Don't forget we're
Boy scouts
Be prepared, be prepared
Keep in mind the law.
Aug08

Brownie Smile Song

Categories // Girl Scout Songs

Brownie Smile Song  


I've got something in my pocket
That belongs upon my face,
I keep it very close to me in a most convenient place.

I'm sure you couldn't guess it if you guessed a long, long while,
So I'll take it out and put it on,
It's a great big Brownie Smile!
Aug08

Today

Categories // Girl Scout Songs

Today


CHORUS
Today while the blossoms still cling to the vine,
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine.
A million tomorrows shall all pass away,
Ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today.

I can't be contented with yesterday's glory,
I can't live on promises winter to spring.
Today is the moment and now is the story,
I'll laugh and I'll cry and I'll sing.

Chorus

I'll be a dandy and I'll be a rover,
You'll know who I am by the songs that I sing.
I'll feast at your table, I'll sleep in your clover,
Who cares what tomorrow may bring.

Chorus
Aug08

On My Honor

Categories // Girl Scout Songs

On My Honor


On my honor I will try
There's a duty to be done and I say aye
There's a reason here for a reason above
My honor is to try and my duty is love

People don't need to know my name
If I do any harm, then I'm to blame
When I help another, I help me
If I've opened up my eyes to see

I've tucked away a song or two
If you're feeling low, there's one for you
When you need a friend, then I will come
There are many more where I come from

Come with me where a fire burns bright
We can even see better in a candle's light
But we find more meaning in a campfire's glow
Than we'd ever learn in a year or so

We've made a promise to always keep
And the day is done before we sleep
We'll be Girl Scouts together and when we're gone
We'll still be trying and singing this song
Aug08

All My Life's a Circle

Categories // Girl Scout Songs

All My Life's a Circle


All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown
The moon rolls through the night time
Till the day break comes around
All my life's a circle, but I can't tell you why
The seasons spinning round again
The years keep rolling by.

It seems like I've been here before, I can't remember when
But I got this funny feeling
That we'll all be back again
There's no straight lines that make up my life
And all my roads have bends
There's no clear cut beginnings, and so far no dead ends.

I've found you a thousand times, I guess you've done the same
But then we'll lose each other
It's just like children's games
As I see you here again, the thought runs through my mind
Our friendships like a circle,
Let's go round one more time.
Aug08

Cub Scouts Don't Wear No Socks

Categories // Boy Scout Songs

Cub Scouts Don't Wear No Socks


(Generally sung as a marching song, with the scouts echoing each line after a leader sings it.)

Cub Scouts don't wear no socks.
Saw them when they took them off.
Threw them in the washing machine.
That's how the laundry all turned green.
 
Cub Scouts don't wear no socks.
Saw them when they took them off.
Threw them in the garbage can.
Killed three rats and the garbageman.

Cub Scouts don't wear no socks.
Saw them when they took them off.
Threw them up into the air.
That's why the birds need Medicare.

Cub Scouts don't wear no socks.
Saw them when they took them off.
Threw them on the President's desk.
That's why the country's such a mess.
Aug08

Scout Vespers

Categories // Boy Scout Songs

Scout Vespers


(To the tune of Oh Christmas Tree)

Softly falls the light of day,  
as our campfire fades away.  
 
Silently each scout should ask,  
have I done my daily task.  
 
Have I kept my honor bright,  
can I guiltless sleep tonight.  
 
Have I done and have I dare,  
everything to be prepared.
Aug08

Make New Friends

Categories // Girl Scout Songs

Make New Friends    

(This can be sung as a round)

Make new friends, but* keep the old,
One is silver and the other's gold.

A circle's round, it has no end,
That's how long I want to be your friend.

Friendships come and friendships go,
But we'll be together, this I know.

You'll need me and I'll need you,
And together we will make it through.
Aug08

Dona Nobis Pacem

Categories // Girl Scout Songs

Dona Nobis Pacem

(Can be sung as a round.  The words are Latin for "give us peace.")   

Dona nobis pacem, pacem.  Dona nobis pacem.*
Dona nobis pacem,  Dona nobis pacem.
Dona nobis pacem,  Dona nobis pacem.

Aug08

On the Loose

Categories // Girl Scout Songs

On the Loose


Did you ever watch the sunrise turn the sky completely red,
Have you slept beneath the moon and stars, a pine bough for your bed
Did you sit and talk with friends, though a word was never said,
Then you're just like me and you've been on the loose.

CHORUS
On the loose to climb a mountain,
On the loose where I am free.
On the loose to live my life, the way I think my life should be,
For I've only got a moment and a whole world yet to see.
I'll be looking for tomorrow on the loose.

There's a trail that I'll be hiking just to see where it might go.
Many places yet to visit, many people yet to know,
For in following in my dreams, I will live and I will grow,
On a trail that's waiting out there on the loose.

Chorus

So in search of love and laughter, I'll be traveling cross this land
Never sure of where I'm going, for I haven't got a plan,
So in time when you are ready, come and join me and take my hand,
And together we'll share life out there on the loose.

Chorus

In this world that I am traveling, I will think of you this way,
Remembering your smile, for it seems like yesterday
When we slept beneath the stars, and we dreamed about this day
Now we have come together on the loose.

Chorus

Do the trees in the forest make you sit and think of love?
Does it take you twenty times or more to count the stars above?
For I'm here now and I like it and the hours melt away,
And if I want I'll stay here another day.

Chorus

As I sit and watch the sunset and the daylight softly fades,
I am thinking of tomorrow and the friendships we have made.
I will value them for always and I hope you'll do the same,
And forever we'll explore life on the loose.

Chorus

Now the moon is softly glowing and the stars are twinkling bright
Our laughter and our friendship have cleared this cloudy night
Come and join our flickering campfire, come and sing our happy songs
And together we'll share life out on the loose.

Chorus
Aug08

Dreams

Categories // Girl Scout Songs

Dreams


CHORUS
May all of your dreams bloom like daisies in the sun
May you always have stars in your eyes
May you not stop running not until your race is run
And may you always have blue skies

A dream is something all your own to keep within your heart
To build on when you're sad, or when you're world's been torn apart
A dream is something all your own that no one else can steal
A dream is something you can make come real

Chorus

You can share a laugh with any stranger you may meet
You can share your money with a beggar on the street
But you can only share a dream when love has set it free
Please won't you share yours with me.

Chorus
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