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Baloo's Bugle

July 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 12
August 2006 Theme

Theme: Scouting It Out
Webelos: Naturalist & Forester
Tiger Cub
Activities

SONGS

Bill Grogan’s Goat
Sam Houston Area Council

This is a repeat after me song.  The leader says a line then all repeat it.  After four lines, sing the whole verse

Bill Grogan's Goat (audience repeat)
Was feelin' fine (audience repeat),
Ate three red shirts (audience repeat),
Right off the line (audience repeat).

Leader and audience repeat the whole verse

Bill gave a yank (repeat),
Rope ‘round its back (repeat),
And tied him to (repeat),
The railroad track (repeat).

Leader and audience repeat the whole verse

The whistle blew! (repeat),
The train grew nigh (repeat),
Bill Grogan's goat (repeat),
Was doomed to die (repeat).

Leader and audience repeat the whole verse

He gave three groans (repeat),
Of awful pain (repeat),
Coughed up the shirts (repeat),
And flagged the train! (repeat)

Leader and audience repeat the whole verse

Alternate Verses –

All Together and Fast!!

Bill Grogan's Goat,  (not a billy but a goat)
Was feelin' fine,  (not sad but fine),
Ate three red shirts,  (not socks but shirts),
Right off the line.  (not a rope but a line)

Bill gave a yank,  (not a Brit but a yank)
Rope ‘round its back,  (not forward but back)
And tied him to,  (not one but to)
The railroad track. (the railroad track)

The whistle blew.  (not red but blew)
The train grew nigh.  (not far but nigh)
Bill Grogan's goat,  (not a billy but a goat)
Was doomed to die.  (not live but die)

He gave three groans,  (not moans but groans)
Of awful pain.  (not joy but pain)
Coughed up those shirts  (not socks but shirts)
And flagged the train.  (not a plane but a train)

Grey Squirrel
Sam Houston Area Council

Grey squirrel (throw your arms up)
Grey squirrel (throw your arms up)
Swish your bushy tail (swish it!)
Hide a nut between your toes (touch toes)

Wrinkle up your little nose (touch nose)
Rope ‘round its back (repeat),
Grey squirrel (throw your arms up)
Grey squirrel (throw your arms up)

Swish your bushy tail (Swish it!)

Keep singing this until everyone joins in

Pizza Hut
Sam Houston Area Council

Arm Motions

  • Pizza Hut is arms overhead like a roof,
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken is arms flapping, knees bent
  • McDonalds is each arm curling to your head making two arches

Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
McDonalds (draw out the word)
McDonalds (draw out the word)
Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut

 (keep repeating until everyone joins in)

Out in Scouting
Sam Houston Area Council
tune: “Scotland the Brave” or “Old Spice”

We put the out in Scouting.\
We put the flight to Eagles.
We lift the light of Scouting, over the world.
We’ll never be hiked under.
Listen to our Scouting thunder!
We lift the light of Scouting, over the world.

All Scouts will work together
No matter what the weather.
We light the light of Scouting over the world.
We leave a sign that will say
To all who pass this way
We light the light of Scouting over the world.

We’ll blaze the trail from here to
Wherever duty calls us.
We light the light of Scouting over the world.
Scouts, standing row by row,
We’re building for tomorrow.
We light the light of Scouting over the World.

A Hiking Song
San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach  Area, Verdugo Hills Councils
Tune: Pack Up Your Troubles

Pack up your luncheon in your brown knapsack 
And hike, hike, hike. 
Take all you need upon your own strong back
Wander where you like. 
Leave the road to motor cars,
The sidewalks to the bikes-but . . .
Pack up your luncheon in your brown knapsack 
And hike, hike, hike.

Upward Trail
Baltimore Area Council

We’re on the upward trail,
we’re on the upward trail.
Singing, singing, everybody singing, as we go.

We’re on the upward trail,
we’re on the upward trail.
Singing, singing, everybody singing, Scouting bound.

Tell Me Why-silly verses
Baltimore Area Council

Tell me why the bugs do bite,
Tell me why the campfire won’t light,
Tell me why the tent fell down,
Tell me why we slept on the ground.

Because they’re hungry, the bugs do bite,
Because the wood’s wet, the campfire won’t light,
Because we’re sloppy, the tent fell down,
Because we’re crazy, we slept on the ground.

The Scout Who Never Returned
Baltimore Area 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/her Scout knife in his/her pocket;
Kissed his/her dog and family;
When to hike in the woods far away.

Well, did he/she ever return?
No, he/she never returned.
And his/her fate is still unlearned:
He/she may roam forever in the woods and mountains,
He/she’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.

The Weekend
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic

I have seen the sky in darkness, I have seen it in the sun,
I have felt the rain upon me, I’ve enjoyed the snowy fun.
When the weather isn’t cloudy or the wind it doesn’t blow.
It isn’t only raining, it’s the weekend too, you know.

Glory, glory, it’s the weekend! [Repeat.]
I can tell because it’s raining and it’s 42 below,
As we Scouts go marching on.

Hiking in the Woods
Baltimore Area Council
Tune: She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain

We’ll be hiking in the woods from dawn to dusk.
We’ll be hiking in the woods from dawn to dusk.
We’ll be hiking in the woods ;
Yes, we’ll be hiking in the woods ;
Yes, we’ll be hiking in the woods from dawn to dusk.

2. We’ll be swatting fat mosquitoes as we go.
3. We’ll be tripping over tree roots as we go.
4. We’ll be eating moldy hotdogs for our lunch.
5. We’ll be scratching poison ivy on our arms.
6. We’ll be splashing in every puddle that we see.
7. We’ll be singing out of tune along the way.
8. We’ll all be glad to see our beds tonight.

Akela’s Trail Song
Baltimore Area Council
tune! ‘It’s a Small World’

It’s a world of fun,
It’s a world of Joy,
And a smile comes easy
To every boy.
Things that we’ve learned today
Lead along Akela’s way
We are Cub Scouts after all.

Chorus: We are Cub Scouts after all.
To all the Cubs send out the call.
Show Akela we stand tall.
We are Cub Scouts after all.

Take his trail; it goes
Wolf, Bear, Webelos.
As our doodles show,
It’s not far to go.
Now our goal is in sight,
It’s the Arrow of Light.
We are Cub Scouts after all.

When we seek our quest,
We will do our best.
On Akela’s trail,
We will never fail.
And without any doubts
We will be loyal Scouts.
We are Cub Scouts after all.

Chorus (softly) We are Cub Scouts after all.
To all the Cubs send out the call.
(loudly)Show Akela we stand tall.
We are Cub Scouts after all.

Cub Scout Hike
Baltimore Area Council
tune: The Happy Wanderer

Oh, I love to take a Cub Scout hike
Through bug-infested woods,
And as I go, I scratch and itch,
Got poison ivy good!

Chorus:
Splash in mud, creeping crud,
Fallen trees; scrape my knees;
Stung by bees; sneeze and wheeze;
Got blisters everywhere!

Oh, I love to take a Cub Scout hike
And feel my muscles pull.
I’m glad I brought the lineament,
I ain’t nobody’s fool!

Oh, I love to take a Cub Scout hike;
My mom thinks it’s a must.
She thinks it builds strong character
To drink juice that tastes like rust!


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