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Baloo's Bugle

December 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 5
January 2006 Theme

Theme: Music Magic
Webelos: Fitness & Readyman
  Tiger Cub
Activities: Requirement #3

SONGS

HHMMmm – how do you pick songs for a Music Theme – well here are some classics and some classics with new words.  Some FUN, some thoughtful, some with actions, some without.  Maybe you can have each den pick a song and lead it or perform it at your Pack Meeting.  Want even more?? Don’t forget the Cub Scout Songbook that now comes with a song tape so you can hear the songs, too.  Whatever you do – Have FUN.  CD

I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, & Verdugo Hills Councils

This one may make a good Opening – CD

I’d like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow-white turtle doves

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to hold it in my arms and keep it company

I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
 “Ah, peace throughout the land”

(That’s the song I hear)  I’d like to teach the world to sing
(That the world sings today)  In perfect harmony
I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony

I’d like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow-white turtle doves

Cub Scout Harmony
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In Cub Scout harmony.
The Blue and Gold would be the thing
That everyone would see.
Each Wolf and Bear and Webelos
\Is doing all he can
To “Do His Best” with all the rest
Of Cub Scouts in the land.

Chorus: 
We’re the real thing (Cub Scouts)
Why not join us, you’ll see (Cub Scouts)
What fun really can be (Oh, yeah!)
We’re the real thing (We’re Cub Scouts, oh, yeah!)

S-M-I-L-E
Baltimore Area Council
 Tune: John Brown’s Body

It isn’t any trouble just to S-M-I-LE
It isn’t any trouble just to S-M-I-L-E
There isn’t any trouble that won’t vanish like a bubble,
If you only take the trouble just to S-M-I-L-E.

  • It isn’t any trouble just to G-R-I-N, grin.
  • It isn’t any trouble just to L-A-U-G-H
  • It isn’t any trouble just to HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

That’s Why We’re in Cub Scouting
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Deep In The Heart Of Texas

The fun things in life, Our family’s delight!
(clap hands four times)
That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.
We do our best, To pass each test
(clap hands four times)

That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.
Just me and my son, Work, play, and have fun,
(clap hands four times)
That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting.

We think our pack’s great, We keep it first-rate;
(clap hands four times)
That’s why we’re in Cub Scouting!

The Nothing Song
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Reuben, Reuben, I’ve Been Thinking

Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing,
Nothing, nothing all day long.
Absolutely nothing, nothing
That’s the name of the Nothing song?

Call out –
Second verse, same as the first
A little bit louder and a little bit worse

You can have as many verses as you wish!!

Whew-w-w
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Jingle Bells

Clap your hands, stomp your feet,
Let's all stand up please.
Face to the left, face to the right
Now hands on your knees.

Sit down now, stand back up.
Clap your hands two beats.
Now we'll all wipe our brows,
And collapse in our seat.

Cubmaster's Hymn
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: On Top of Old Smoky

On top of Old Smoky, All covered with snow,
I learned a great lesson, All people should know.
I met a Cubmaster, A helper of youth.
He was roaming God's mountains, In search of the truth.

He told me he found it, In the red sunset's glow,
In the voice of the thunder, In the touch of the snow.
His truth was quite simple, As plain as could be.
I'll never forget, What that leader told me.

Do your duty to God, To the red, white, and blue,
To all others be helpful, To thine own self be true.


Commercial Confusion
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, & Verdugo Hills Councils
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell

Last night I watched TV I saw my favorite show
I heard a strange commercial, I can’t believe it’s so.

Feed your dog Chiffon. Comet cures a cold.
Use SOS pads on your face, To keep from looking old.

For headaches take some Certs. Use Tide to clean your face
And do shampoo with Tacky Glue,
It holds your hair in place.

Perhaps I am confused. I might not have it right.
But one thing I am certain of, I’ll watch TV tonight!

Oh, I Wish I Were An Actor
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, & Verdugo Hills Councils
Tune: Oh I Wish

Oh I wish I were an actor in a show
Oh I wish I were an actor in a show
I’d make you feel real tense
I would hold you in suspense

Oh if I could be an actor in a show.
Oh I wish I were a rock star of a group
Oh I wish I were a rock star of a group
I would sing and I would shout
I would really knock you out

Oh if I could be a rock star of a group.
Oh I wish I were a musician in a band
Oh I wish I were a musician in a band
I would blow on a flute
and make my trumpet toot

Oh if I could be a musician in a band.
Oh I wish I were a Cub Scout in a skit
Oh I wish I were a Cub Scout in a skit
 I would say my lines
and make my parents shine

Oh if I could be a Cub Scout in a skit

Round Time
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, & Verdugo Hills Councils

Divide the room into three separate groups. 

All of these songs can be found in the Cub Scout Songbook.  Have one group start and then start the other groups,

go through the songs two or three times.

The first group can sing Row Row Row Your Boat

The second group will sing Down by the Station

The third group will sing Are You Sleeping

Scouting In The US of A
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, & Verdugo Hills Councils
Tune: YMCA

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.

Bad Weather
Southern NJ Council
(Tune: If You’re Happy)

If you’re wet and you know it, Clap your hands
If you’re wet and you know it, Clap your hands
If you’re wet and you know it
Then your drippy clothes will show it,
If your wet and you know it., Clap your hands

If the mud is only knee deep, Stomp your feet!
If the mud is only knee deep, Stomp your feet!
If the mud is only knee deep
And you wish that it were hip deep!
If the mud is only knee deep, Stomp your feet!

Every Year
Southern NJ Council
(Tune: Old MacDonald Had A Farm)

Every year we bake some pies,
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.
Coconut and lemon pies,
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.
With a big slice now and a glass of milk.
Extra slices if I may.
Every year we bake some pies,
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.

Every year we go see Grandma,
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.
She always lets us trim the tree.
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.
Up go the lights, and up goes the tinsel.
Everyone helps as we decorate it.
Every year we go see Grandma,
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.

Baden Powell Had Many Scouts
Southern NJ Council
Tune: Father Abraham

  • To hear the tune go to http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/manyscouts.htm
  • For actions, simply move indicated part of the body named
  • After the first verse, start swinging right arm;
  • Swing both arms after second verse;
  • Swing both arms and right leg after third verse and so on.

Robert Baden-Powell had many scouts
Many scouts had Robert Baden-Powell.
I am one of them, and so are you.
Let me tell you what to do...
Right arm.

Robert Baden-Powell had many scouts
Many scouts had Robert Baden-Powell.
I am one of them, and so are you.
Let me tell you what to do...
Right arm, left arm.

Continue, adding:

  • right leg,
  • left leg,
  • nod your head,
  • stick out your tongue,
  • turn around, sit down.

Scout Vespers
Southern NJ Council

If you have internet access got to http://members.iinet.net.au/~oneilg/scouts/songs/vespers.html

to hear the tune and find additional verses.

Softly falls the light of day,
While 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 dared.
Everything to be prepared?”

Cub Scout Vespers
Southern NJ Council
Tune  "Oh Christmas Tree"

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 Wetspers
Southern NJ Council

Softly falls the rain today
As our campsite floats away
Silently each Scout should ask
Did I bring my SCUBA mask?
Have I tied my tent flaps down?
Learned to swim, so I won't drown?
Have I done and will I try
Everything to keep me dry??

Take Me Out to the Forest
Southern NJ Council
(Tune: Take Me Out to the Ball Game)

Take me out to the forest.
Let me hike in the wild.
Show me a skunk and a few bear tracks.
I won't care if I never come back.

But it's look, look, at your compass.
If it rains, then it pours.
And it's ouch, slap, sting and your bit
In the great outdoors!

Song of my Shoes
Mt. Diablo Silverado Council.
Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic

My shoes have seen the glory of the growing of a Scout.
My shoes have been in water steppin' in and steppin' out.
My shoes have hiked through forest to the top of the mount
My shoes are wearing out!

Chorus
Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)
\My shoes are wearing out!

My shoes have seen the bottom of the dirty, fishy creek,
My shoes have been all covered with the gooey, muddy cake,
My shoes have seen the same old socks for seven days this week,
My shoes do really stink!

Chorus
Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)
My shoes do really stink!

My shoes are torn and tattered climbing fences packed in rust,
My shoes are stained and spattered with some yucky insect guts,
My shoes are oozing slime and fill my Mom with disgust,
My shoes have bit the dust!

Chorus
Groovy, Radical, and Awesome (repeat 3x)
My shoes have bit the dust!

I've Got That Scouting Spirit
Southern NJ 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

The Grand Old Duke of York
Southern NJ Council
Tune: "A-Hunting We Will Go"

The Grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up the hill,
Everyone stands up
And marched them down again.
Everyone sits down

And when you're up, you're up;
Everyone stands up
And when you're down, you're down.
Everyone sits down
And when you're only halfway up,
Everyone half-way up
You're neither up nor down!

The Grand Old Captain Kirk
Southern NJ Council
Tune: "A-Hunting We Will Go"

The Grand Old Captain Kirk
He Had A Thousand Men,
He Beamed 'em Up To The Enterprise
Everyone stands up
And Beamed 'em Down Again.
Everyone sits down

And When You're Up Your Up,
Everyone stands up
And When You're Down Your Down,
Everyone sits down
And When You're Only Half Way Up,
Everyone roll your atoms
Your atoms roll around

Little Red Caboose
Taught to me by Diane from South Dakota at the Philmont RT Class a few years ago.

Little red caboose, chug chug chug
Little red caboose, chug chug chug
Little red caboose behind the train, train, train, train
Smokestack on his back, back, back, back
Coming down the track, track, track, track
Little red caboose behind the train
Whoo-Whoo!

The Scout Who Never Returned
Southern NJ Council
Tune: Charlie On The MTA

Let me tell you of a story of a Scout named ____
On that tragic and fateful day;
Put his Scout knife in his pocket;
Kissed his dog and family;
When to hike in the woods far away.

Well, did he ever return?
No, he never returned.
And his fate is still unlearned:
He may roam forever in the woods and mountains,
He's the Scout who never returned.

Now you citizens of [town name],
Don't you think it's a scandal
How ol' [Scout's name] got lost that day?
Take the right equipment;
TAKE ALONG A BUDDY,

When you hike in the hills that way.
Or else you'll never return,
No, you'll never return.
And your fate will be unlearned: just like [Scout's name])
You may roam forever in the woods and mountains,
Like the Scout who never returned.

 



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