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Baloo's Bugle

July 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 11, Issue 12
August 2005 Theme

Theme: Campfire Tales & Traditionsl
Webelos: Naturalist & Forester
  Tiger Cub
Activities

 

 

SONGS

The best way to end your campfire is singing Vespers and Taps. CD

Cub Scout Vespers

Greater St. Louis Area Council

Tune – “Oh, Tannenbaum”

As the night comes to this land,
On my promise I will stand
I will help the pack to go
As our pack helps me to grow.
Yes, I'll always give goodwill,
I'll follow my Akela still.
And before I stop to rest,
I will do my very best.

Scout Vespers

Greater St. Louis Area Council

Tune – “Oh, Tannenbaum”

Softly falls the light of day,
While our campfires fade 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 dared,
Everything to be prepared?

Akela’s Council

Baltimore Area Council

(Tune: Clementine)

When Akela holds his council,
And the campfire’s all aglow.
We will form a friendship circle,
As we sing so sweet and low.
True and loyal, Cubs we’ll be,
To our Promise and the Pack Law,
We will pledge our loyalty.

Hiking

Baltimore Area Council

 (Tune: As the Caissons Go Rolling Along)

Over hill, over dale
We will hit the greenwood trail
As the Cub Scouts go hiking along.
In and out, all around,
You will never see us frown,
When the Cub Scouts go hiking along.

And it’s hi, hi, hee
The Cub Scouts are for me!
Shout out our name and shout it strong.
            (Den ____!)’
And where e’er we go, we will always know
That the Cub Scouts go hiking along.

Campfire Tales

Baltimore Area Council

 (Tune: Camptown Races)

Campfire tales are five miles long,
Doo dah doo dah
Last until the break of dawn.
Oh, doo dah day.

Goin’ to talk all night,
Til the morning light.
Tales so long you’ll never yawn
Oh, such delight.

Pack Up Your Wieners

Baltimore Area Council

 (Tune: Pack up Your Troubles)

Pack up your wieners in your old knapsack
And hike, hike, hike!
Put in a loaf of mother’s good brown bread,
Marshmallows if you like.

What’s the use of worrying,
All cares are out of sight!

So, Pack up your wieners in your old knapsack
And hike, hike, HIKE!

Davy Crockett

Baltimore Area Council

Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee
Greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods, so’s he knew every tree
Kilt him a b’ar when he was only three.

Chorus:

Davy, Davy Crockett, the man who don’t know fear
Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier

Fought single handed through the Injun war
Till the Creeks was whipped & peace was in store
While he was handling this risky chore
Made himself a legend forevermore

Chorus:

Davy, Davy Crockett, holding his promise dear
Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier

Went off to Congress and served a spell
Fixing up the government and laws as well
Took over Washington, so I hear tell
And patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell

Chorus:

Davy, Davy Crockett, seeing his duty clear
Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier

He gave his word and he gave his hand
His Injun friends could keep their land
The rest of his life he took the stand
That justice was due every redskinned man

Chorus:

Davy, Davy Crockett holding his promise dear
Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier

Davy Crockett is my personal favorite hero having been 5 years old when Disney aired it in 1954.  I almost never miss a chance to use Davy when a theme allows.   I own the complete set (the three original and three Mike Fink episodes) on a Disney Classics DVD set.  I have the 33 RPM record of the story and the song by fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen.  I, also, have a copy of all 20 plus verses to the song!! My wife is afraid some day Disney will run a Fess Parker festival weekend!!.  CD

I've Got That Scouting Spirit

Greater St. Louis Area 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.

2. I've got that Scouting spirit deep in my heart.

3. I've got that Scouting spirit down in my feet.

4. I've got that Scouting spirit all over me.

Quartermaster's Store Song

Greater St. Louis Area Council

There are rats, rats, as big as alley cats,
At the store, at the store.
There are rats, rats, as big as alley cats,
At the Quartermaster's store.

Chorus:

My eyes are dim, I cannot see.
I have not brought my specks with me.

[Repeat.]

Mice................... running through the rice.

Snakes.................... as big as garden rakes.

Beans...................... as big as submarines.

Gravy ................ enough to float the navy.

Cakes................ that give us tummy aches.

Eggs.................... with scaly chicken legs.

Cheese........ that makes you want to sneeze.

Goats............................ eating all the oats

Bees................... with little knobby knees.

Owls.................... shredding paper towels.

Apes......................... eating all the grapes.

Pepsi................... that gives you apoplexy.

Flies.................. swarming 'round the pies.

Fishes.................... washing all the dishes.

Scouts.................. eating Brussels sprouts.

Leaders................. slapping at the skeeters.


Twelve Day's of Scout Camp

Greater St. Louis Area Council

Tune - "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

On the first day of Scout Camp, my mommy sent to me a box of Trails End Popcorn.
On the second day of Scout Camp, my mommy sent to me Two T-shirts, and a <<skip to above>>
On the third day of Scout Camp <<continue wording as above>> Three pairs of socks, two <<skip to above>>

Fourth......................... Four Woolen Caps

Fifth.............................. Five Underpants

Sixth.......................... Six postage stamps

Seventh................ Seven cans of bug spray

Eighth.............. Eight batman comic books

Ninth............................ Nine bars of soap

Tenth............................. Ten dry matches

Eleventh..................... Eleven shoe strings

Twelfth......................... Twelve band-aids

Cub Scout Indians

Baltimore Area Council

 (Tune: On Top of Old Smokey)

Down in the basement
Of the Den leader’s house,
The Cub Scouts were working
As still as a mouse.

They made bows and arrows
And headdresses, too.
They were going to be Indians,
Creek, Blackfoot and Sioux.

The painted their headbands
In red, green and blue,
And some of the Cub Scouts
Had painted arms, too.

They made shields and breechcloths,
And moccasins, too.
And a big Indian tepee
Large enough to walk through.

Pack meeting night came,
They arrived on the scene,
All dressed up like Indians,
Painted red, blue and green.

They danced and sang war chants,
Around the campfire,
They had Indian contests;
No one seemed to tire.

The room was all filled
With excitement and noise.
No one could believe
Those wild Indians were boys.

When the wild Indians got home,
The parents all said
They were glad that their boys
Were now Cub Scouts instead.


Five in the Bed

San Gabriel, Verdugo Hills & Long Beach Area Councils

There were five in the bed and the little one said,
(make #5 with your hands)

“Roll over! Roll over!”

So they all rolled over and one fell out (roll motion)

And bumped his head and shouted out,
(knock on head, cup hands around mouth)

“Please remember to tie a knot in your pajamas,
(tie an invisible knot)

Single beds are only made for one, two, three, four!” (number 1,2,3,4,)

…There were four in the bed and the little one said…

…There were three in the bed and the little one said…

…There were two in the bed and the little one said…

…There was one in bed and the little one said…..

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