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Baloo's Bugle

October 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 3
November 2006 Theme

Theme: Cubs in Shining Armor
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
Tiger Cub


Grand Old Duke of York
Grand Canyon Council

A great action song and very theme appropriate.  One of two songs I have heard called “The Cub Scout National Anthem.”  The other is “Tarzan,” (I love bananas, coconuts and grapes).  Be sure to have people stand up on up and sit or squat down on down.  CD

Oh, the Grand Old Duke of York (hold shield high)
He had ten thousand men (flash fingers in ‘tens’)
He marched them up the hill (march to full height)
and then he marched them down again (march down again)

And when they're up, they're up (stand up)
And when they're down, they're down (squat down)
But when they're only halfway up (raise up halfway)
They're neither up nor down (raise up and down quickly)

Variations –

  • Have people go up on the word down and down on the word up
  • Sing three times, getting faster each time


We Are Knights
Heart of America Council
(Tune: Three Blind Mice)

We are Knights!
We are Knights!
We wear our swords!
We wear our swords!
We fight and joust and go off to war!
We save fair damsels and slay dragons galore!
We’re loyal to King Arthur and Camelot’s soil,
Oh, we are Knights!


The Knight’s Oath
Heart of America Council
(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

A dragon slayer am I,
I cannot tell a lie.
For truth and honor and loyalty,
Are always on my side.
A cause is all I need,
I’m ready to do a good deed,
To rescue and save in King Arthur’s name,
For God and country!


Grand Canyon Council

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah-Lee
Little Jackie Paper, he loved that rascal Puff
And he brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff


Oh Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah-Lee
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah-Lee

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
And Jackie kept a lookout perched on Puff's gigantic tail
Pirate ships would lower their flags when Puff called out his name


A dragon lives forever but not so little girls and little boys
Painted wings and giants' rings make way for other toys
One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more
And Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar


His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane
Without his life-long friend Puff could not be brave
So Puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave


Oh, Puff the magic dragon LIVES by the sea (present tense!)
And frolics in the autumn mist in a land called Honah-Lee
Oh, Puff the magic dragon LIVES by the sea
And frolics in the autumn mist in a land called Honah-Lee


Come A-Jousting
Heart of America Council
(Tune: Are You Sleeping)

Come a-jousting, come a-jousting,
Cub Scouts all, Cub Scouts all,
Out into the Courtyard.
Out in to the Courtyard.

Hear the call, hear the call!
We’re coming, we are coming,
Knights of Yore, Knights of Yore,
Out into the battleground, out in to the battleground,
Men of war, Men of War!


In Days of Old
Heart of America Council
(Tune: Auld Lang Syne)

In Camelot long. long ago,
When Arthur was the king,
The Knights of legend
Held the realm
With the code of chivalry.

Each maiden then was safe there
From the fire-eating dragon,
Spent their days
Around the Roundtable.


Come to the Castle
Heart of America Council
(Tune: Down by the Station)

Come to the castle early in the morning.
See the lords and ladies all in a row.
See the prince and princess leaving in the carriage,
People throw confetti as they go.

Come to the castle early in the evening,
See the King and Queen sitting on their thrones.
See the Knights in armor coming from a battle.
See the captured dragons rattling their bones.


Knights in Armor
Heart of America Council
(Tune: Clementine)

We are Knights in shining armor
With horses that are fast indeed
Ready to ride the countryside
On our mighty, fiery steed.


We are the Knights, we are Knights.
Always read to defend our fight,
Prepared to always defend our country,
And for that cause we will fight.

In the tournament we perform,
In many feats of strength and skill,
Doing our best to pass each test,
So fiery dragons we can kill.


We strive to honor in what we do.
And fair maidens we do save,
For a Knight should always fight,
To help other be brave.



Sir Galahad
Heart of America Council
(Tune: My Bonnie)

Sir Galahad, he was a strong knight,
As pure as the snow, that was he,
He rode upon a white charger,
With dimples and smiles on her knees.


Bring back, bring back, oh…
Bring back my charger to me, to me.
Bring back, bring back, oh…
Bring back my charger to me, to me!

He rode it each Monday thru Friday,
On weekends he allowed to rest,
Upon a gray mule he named “Pet”.


Sunday morning he rode from his castle.
Upon his favorite mule,
He discovered upon arriving,
His blisters never would cool!



Oh, Sir Win-Fred
Heart of America Council
(Tune: Clementine)

Oh, Sir Winfred, Oh Sir Winfred,
There are dragons by the score.
Mount your charger,
There’s none larger,
Rid this kingdom of these boors.

Chase them hither,
Run them thither,
Run the heat off,
Run the beasts off,
Be our hero ever more.


Knights are We
Sam Houston Area Council
(Tune:  Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Knights, knights, knights are we.  Strong and brave and true.
We’re always there, we always care, Akela gold and blue.

Knights, knights, knights are we.  We stand up to the test.
We always try, we never lie, We always do our best.

Knights, knights, knights are we.  Scout leaders make us able.
Scouting’s good, grows brotherhood, gathered ‘round the table.


Dragon’s Fire
Sam Houston Area Council
(Tune Great Chicago Fire)

(sing three times, in rounds by the dens)

One fearsome dragon had a cold up in his head,
That fire-breathing scorcher, woke up in his bed
And when he huffed up and sneezed, he lit a farmer’s shed.
There’ll be a hot time in the olde towne for knights.


A Special Selection of Cub Scouting Songs
Grand Canyon Council

Grand Canyon Council
Tune: Clementine

When Akela holds his council,
And the campfire's all a-glow,
We'll form a friendship circle,
As we sing so sweet and low.

O Akela, brave Akela,
True and fair Cub Scouts we'll be.
To our Promise and the Pack Law,
We will pledge our loyalty.


Grand Canyon Council
tune of, "It's a Small World"

A promise of duty, promise of aid,
A promise of trying to make the grade,
And I promise to share,
And to always be there,


I'm a Cub Scout after all!
I'm a Cub Scout after all,
I'm a Cub Scout after all,
I'm a Cub Scout after all,
I'm a true-blue scout!

To follow Akela and help my Pack,
Of good will and smiles and welcome back,
And I promise to go
Where my Pack helps me grow,


A promise of trying to do my best,
Willing to work hard before I may rest,
And I promise to give
of myself as I live,


A promise of trying to serve my God,
Respect for my country where brave men trod,
And I promise to care,
Blue and Gold do I wear,



Grand Canyon Council
Tune: Yankee Doodle Dandy

I am proud to be a Cub Scout
It makes me want to sing and shout
I wear a uniform of blue and gold
It’s really a sight to behold

You would like to be a Cub Scout
I know without a single doubt
I do my best to do my duty
That’s what Cub Scouting is about.


Grand Canyon Council
Tune: "We've got those bare necessities"

We like those bare necessities, those
SCOUTING bare necessities;
That keep a Scout's life busy and full of fun.


Grand Canyon Council
Tune: Stars and Stripes Forever

Be kind to your Cub Scouting friends,
That’s a pledge from one Scout to another.
Be kind to your leaders today,
‘Cause for helping, they don’t get pay.


Grand Canyon Council
Tune - Skip To My Lou

Fly fly dragon fly
Fly fly dragon fly
Fly fly dragon fly
Be kind to your neighbors and friends,
‘Cause by caring you follow Scouting’s letter.
Cub Scouting and friendship are grand
And as we grow, the world will know,
We’ve made things better.


Sam Houston Area Council
(Tune: The More We Get Together)

Have boys act out the actions

Did you ever see a horse fly, a horse fly, a horse fly?
Did you ever see a horse fly, a horse fly, fly, fly?
Did you ever see a board walk…

Continue with your choices from the following or make up your own …

neck tie,           moth bawl,                      eye lash,
ear drum,          clam bake,                    bed spring,
square dance,       hat box,                umbrella stand,
shoe lace,           hair pin,                     tooth pick,
eye drop,                                           log jam,  …

The Pilgrims Came
Heart of America Council
 (tune: Yankee Doodle)

The Pilgrims came across the sea
From England far away’
And now we think of them
When it’s Thanksgiving Day.

The Mayflower was their sailing ship,
Across the waves and foam;
They landed here on Plymouth Rock,
And this was their new home.

The bitter winter was so hard
That many Pilgrims died;
By spring they has some growing crops,
And Indian friends besides.

When harvest time came they were glad;
They had learned many things.
The Indians joined them in their feast,
The first Thanksgiving.

Some folks think that they were sad,
I think that they were gay,
We thank the Pilgrims every one
For our Thanksgiving Day.


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