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Baloo's Bugle

July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 12

Summer Songfest
Webelos Naturalist & Forester



Cubs Walkin’ Down the Street
(Tune: Here She Comes Walking Down the Street)
Trapper Trails Council


We are Cub Scouts walkin’ down the steet, singin’
Do wa ditty ditty dum ditty do
Keepin’ our Promise being loyal to the pack, singin’
Do wa ditty ditty dum ditty do
Leader: We look good
Scouts Echo:  Look Good
Leader: We feel good
Scouts Echo: Feel good
We are Good
Everyone: We are good because we’re Cub Scouts!


Indian Nations Council

If you are not using songs (and lots of them) in you Den and Pack program, you are missing an important part of the Cub Scouting program.  Putting a song into the heart of a Cub Scout will put something even more valuable into yours.  Fill your heart with the music of Cub Scouting.  Many thanks, to Jim Denny for contributing some of his original songs for you to share with your Cub Scouts during the coming year.


The Happy Watergun
Tune:  The Happy Wanderer
Indian Nation Council


I love to shoot my watergun
At all the kids I see.
But when I shoot my watergun,
They all shoot back at me.



Wateree, Waterah, Wateree
Waterah, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Wateree, Waterah
They all shoot back at me.


I shoot that water everywhere
I shoot it in the tree.
My neighbor’s cats a victim
Of my aqua-tillery



O, my I keep my watergun
Until the day I die.
And in my coffin one last squirt
Hits someone in the eye.




Swingin' Through The Grapevines
(Tune: Heard It Through the Grapevine)


Oh, I read a book last Friday night,
'Bout a man filled with jungle might.
His skin was white and his muscles strong.
He even looked a little like King Kong.
I once had heard of such a man.
And he went by the name of Tarzan.


They saw him swingin' through the grapevine,
He sure is one of a kind.
Not an chimp, or orangutan,
He's Tarzan the Apeman.
Where he came from, we don't know.
The book written by Edgar Burroughs.
Tarzan the Apeman.


Tarzan's girl, her name was Jane.
Her hair was soft as a lion's mane.
They had a son, his name was Boy,
Don't know why they didn't name him Roy.
Grapevines hung for many miles,
Kept them above the crocodiles.


Lions knew he was the law,
When he called "Ah-eee-ahh-eee-ahhh."
Boy came home from school one day,
Said he had a job for dad to play.
Now each month he keeps them coming back,
He's Cubmaster of the jungle pack.


By Jim Denny


Story of Kim
(Tune: Beverly Hillbillies)
Indian Nation Council

Let me tell you a story 'bout a boy named Kim.
Who grew up in India, they wrote a book 'bout him.
He identified jewels by the touch and by the feel,
And helped other people, his true heart was real.
A good boy, an orphan, on his own.


Now Kim's friends said, "Kim, we love to have you here.
You can help us win the battle from the thugs that we fear."
So he got an education, and when he was through.
He helped his friends, the British, cause he knew what to do.
Tricky, a spy, he could sneak in anywhere.


Rudyard Kipling told the tale of Kim's life,
How he grew up in India in times of great strife.
You can read it on the pages that are in this great book.
To start the adventure, all you have to do is look.
Open the cover, turn the page, read!

By Jim Denny


Indiana Jones
(Tune: Oklahoma)


Indiana Jones finds buried treasure in the caves.
He finds chests of gold and mysteries old,
And old Indian relics made by braves.


Indiana Jones, adventure is his middle name.
He finds snakes and rats, and skulls and bats
On his search for fortune and for fame.


Oh we know that he once was a Scout,
Where he learned what adventure's about.
And when we say, Scouts and Indy all the way,
We're only saying you're doing fine Indiana,
Mr. Jones, you're OK!

by Jim Denny



Leaders’ Song
Circle 10 Council

Leaders, Leaders, our Blue & Gold Leaders
Painting and gluing and hammering nails.
Breaking up battles and hearing our tales.
Fun songs and skits we’ll try to do,
Even when Mike falls in the glue.
We’ll do our best to meet every test.
And Boy Scouts some day we will be.


Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
Tune: “It’ll be a Hot time in the old town tonight”)
Circle 10 Council

The Chorus is a round.  Separate the pack into 4 groups:

Group 1: (yells) fire, fire, fire, fire!

Group 2: (yells) Pour on water, pour on water!

Group 3: (yells) Save my children! Save my children!

Group 4: (yells) Jump lady Jump!  Jump Lady


(song director gives the cues to each group.)

All singing:

1st  verse

Four nights ago, when we were all in bed,
Old lady Leary put a lantern in the shed,
And when the cow kicked it over,
She winked her eye and said,
“There’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight!”


2nd verse

3 nights ago (same as 1st verse thereafter)


3rd verse

2 nights ago (And same as 1st verse thereafter)


4th verse

1 night ago (And same as 1st verse thereafter)


5th verse

Late last night (And same as 1st verse thereafter)


My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

(Actions: at each word starting with a “b”, have everyone stand if already seated or sit if standing.  If everyone was standing at the beginning of song then they should be standing when the song ends!)

My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
My Bonnie lies over the sea,
My Bonnie lies over the ocean,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me!

Oh, Bring Back, Bring Back,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me,
Bring back, bring back,
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me!


I’ve Got that Scouting Spirit
Circle 10 Council

I’ve got that Scouting Spirit,
Up in my head,
Up in my head,
Up in my head,
I’ve got that Scouting Spirit
Up in my head
Up in my head to stay.

I’ve got Scouting spirit
Deep in my heart, etc.

I’ve got that Scouting spirit,
Down in my feet, etc.

I’ve got that Scouting spirit,
Up in my head,
Deep in my heart,
Down in my feet,
I’ve got that Scouting spirit
All over me
All over me to stay


Scouting in the US of A
(Tune: YMCA)
Circle 10 Council


Young Cub, welcome to Cub Scouts

I said young Cub, this is what it’s about

I said young Cub, you’ll learn to cast that line out

You’ll learn to cook and to camp out


Young Cub, are you ready to start

I said young Cub, be a Tiger and Wolf,

I said young Cub, to be Bear and Webelos,

These are things to help you grow


It's fun to scout in the US of A

It’s fun to scout in the US of A

You’ll learn most everything to prepare you for life

Without any strife,

It’s fun to scout in the US of A



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