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Black Socks

Bless This Camp

Bug Juice

Coast To Coast

Daisy

Each Campfire Lights Anew

Farewell

G.I.R.L. S.C.O.U.T

Girl Scout Camp

Girl Scouts Together

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

If I Were Not A Girl Scout

Linger

My Reindeer

Ode To A Girl Scout Leader

On My Honor

Once A Girl Scout Went To Camp

Our Chalet Song

Scout Vespers

Scout Wetspers

Something In My Pocket

The Golden Sun

The Weekend

Whene'er You Make A Promise

 

 

 

 

BLACK SOCKS

Black socks, they never get dirty,
The longer you wear them,
The blacker they get,
Sometimes I think about washing
But something inside me says, "Oh no, not yet!"

Knee socks, they never stay up
The long you wear them,
The shorter they get,
Sometimes I think about anklets
But something inside me says, "Oh no, not yet!"

Girl Scouts, they never are quiet
The longer you're near them,
The louder they get
Sometimes I think about muzzles
But something inside me says, "Oh no, not yet!"

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BLESS THIS CAMP

(Tune-Bless This House)

Bless this camp, O Lord we pray
Keep it safe by night and day
Bless the stars that twinkle bright
Shining with God's heavenly light.
Bless the campfires blazing there
With smoke rising like a prayer
Bless the Scouts that dwell within
Keep them safe and free from sin

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BUG JUICE

(Tune- On Top Of Old Smokey)

At camp with the Girl Scouts
They gave us a drink
We thought it was Kool-Aid
Because it was pink

But the thing that they told us
Would have grossed out a moose
That great tasting pink drink
Was really bug juice

It looks fresh and fruity
Like tasty Kool-Aid
But the bug that are in it
Were murdered with raid

We drank it by gallons
We drank it by tons
But then the next morning
We all had the runs

Next time you drink bug juice
And a fly drives you mad
He's just getting even
'Cause you swallowed his dad

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COAST TO COAST

(Repeat all lines)

From coast to coast
Girl Scouts are the most
I said from coast to coast
Girl Scouts are the most

Chorus (air guitar):
Na-na na-na na na
Na-na na-na na na na
Na-na na-na na-na na
Na-na na-na na na na

From east to west
Girl Scouts are the best
I said from east to west
Girl Scouts are the best

From north to south
Boy Scouts have big mouths
I said from north to south
Boy Scouts have big mouths

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DAISY

(Tune-Dixie)

Away down south in old Savannah
First was raised the Girl Scout banner
Daisy Low, Daisy Low, Daisy Low
Founder dear!

Now scouting spreads to either ocean
Thousands bring you deep devotion
Daisy Low, Daisy Low, Daisy Low
Founder dear!

Away down south in Dixie
Daisy Low, Daisy Low,
The Girl Scout band on every hand
Are bringing praise together.
Daisy Low, Daisy Low,
Our love will leave you never!
Daisy Low, Daisy Low
Dwells in our hearts forever!

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EACH CAMPFIRE LIGHTS ANEW

Each campfire lights anew,
The flame of friendship true.
The joy we've had in knowing you
Will last the whole year through.

And as the embers die away,
We wish that we might ever stay,
But since we cannot have our way,
We'll come again some other day.

And though our paths may part,
We'll keep you in our hearts,
And if we chance to meet again,
God bless us all, Amen.

The campfire light will throw,
A warm and friendly glow,
A radiance never burning low,
Wherever we may go.

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FAREWELL

(Tune- Auld Lang Syne)

The time has come to say farewell
But we'll recall this day
And friendships made or here renewed
Will go with us on our way.

To part does not mean to forget
And we shall meet again
Another time, another place
To join hands friend to friend.

Now here's my hand
My Girl Scout friend
And give your hand to mine
We'll make a chain of friendship true
And all our hopes entwine.

True Girl Scouts we will not forget
You in our hearts remain
Another time, another place
We'll join hands once again.

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G.I.R.L. S.C.O.U.T

She's got a G for generosity
She's got an I for interest too
She's got an R for reliability
She's got an L for loyalty, for loyalty
She's got an S for her sincerity
She's got a C for curiosity
She's got an O.U.T. for out-door life, out-door life
And that's a real Girl Scout!

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GIRL SCOUT CAMP

Girl Scout camp, Girl Scout camp,
The buses that they give you, they say are mighty fine,
But when they turn the corner, they leave the wheels behind!

Chorus:
Oh, I don't wanna go to Girl Scout Camp
Gee Ma, I wanna go, but they won't let me go,
Oh Ma, I wanna home.
Girl Scout Camp, Girl Scout Camp

The toilets that they give you, they say are mighty fine,
But when you sit upon them, a bug flies up your hind!

The donuts that they give you, they say are mighty fine,
But one rolled off the table, and killed a friend of mine!

The biscuits that they serve you, they say are mighty fine,
But one fell off the table, and hurt a friend of mine!

The drivers that they give you, they say are mighty fine,
But when they turn around, they look like Frankenstein!

The Leaders they give you, they say are mighty fine,
But when you a question, they say, "Get back in line!"

The tents they give you, they say are mighty fine,
But when you set them up, they fall down every time!

The water that they give you, they say is mighty fine,
But when you sip upon it, it tastes like turpentine!

The co-leaders that they give you, they say are mighty fine,
But when the weekend's over, you're glad they're left behind!

The first-aiders that they give you, they say are mighty fine,
But when you break a finger, they break the other nine!

The food that they give you, they say is mighty fine,
But then it crawls up to you, and send chills up your spine!

They got us out of bed, to take a five-mile hike,
My feet are really hurting, I wish I had my bike.

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GIRL SCOUTS TOGETHER

Girls Scouts together, that is our song,
Winding the old trails, rocky and long.
Learning our motto, living our creed,
Girl Scouts together in every good deed.

Girl Scouts together, happy are we,
Friendly to neighbors far o'er the sea.
Faithful to country, loyal to home
Known as true Girl Scouts wherever we roam

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HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS

He's got the whole world in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands
He's got the whole wide world in His hands,
He's got the whole world in His hands.

1. He's got the darling Daisies...
2. He's got the beautiful Brownies...
3. He's got the jazzy Juniors...
4. He's got the super duper Seniors...
5. He's got the lazy lazy Leaders...
6. He's got you and me, Sister...

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IF I WERE NOT A GIRL SCOUT

(Tune- I'm a Little Teapot)

If I were not a Girl Scout, I wonder what I'd be
If I were not a Girl Scout...
A bird watcher I'd be
Hark a lark, flying through the park, SPLAT!

2) Plumber ...Plunge it, flush it, look out below!
3) Carpenter...Two by four nail it to the floor!
4) Teacher...Sit down, shut up, throw away your gum
5) Flight attendant ...Coffee, tea, here's your little bag, BLEH!
6) Farmer...Here's a cow, there's a cow, and here's another yuck!
7) Doctor...Take a pill; pay my bill! I'm going golfing!
8) Electrician...Positive, negative, buzz zap
9) Politician...Raise the taxes and lower the pay, vote for me on Election Day!
10) Pizza maker...30 minute, fast delivery!
11) Preacher ...Well, well, you never can tell; you might go to heaven, or you might go to...
12) Lifeguard...Save yourself, Man. I'm working on my tan!
13) Lawyer...my client wasn't there
14) Engineer...Push the button, push the button, kick the darn machine.
15) Ranger...Get eaten by a bear, see if I care.
16) Leader...Do this, do that, I'm gonna take a nap.

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LINGER

OOO, I want to linger
OOO, a little longer
OOO, a little longer here with you.

OOO, it's such a perfect night
OOO, it doesn't seem quite right,
OOO, that this should be our last with you.

OOO, and come September
OOO, we will remember,
OOO, our camping days and friendships true.

OOO, and as the years go by,
OOO, I'll think of you and sigh,
OOO, this is "good night" and not "good-bye".

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MY REINDEER

(Tune- Pomp and Circumstance)

My reindeer flies sideways, she's better than yours.
My reindeer can cha-cha; she can open up doors.
My reindeer is purple; yours is a pea green.
My reindeer's a Girl Scout; she can dig a latrine.

My reindeer wears p-jays, yours sleeps in the nude,
My reindeer has manners; your reindeer is crude.
Your reindeer uses fire starters, my reindeer uses *just one match*
Your reindeer gets chilly; mine wears a scarf and hat.

My reindeer wears a poncho; your reindeer gets wet.
My reindeer is healthy, yours goes to the vet.
My reindeer flies sideways, your reindeer flies upside down.
My reindeer is perfect. Your reindeer is *dead*

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ODE TO A GIRL SCOUT LEADER

Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic

I was glad to have a daughter
Because my first child was a son
I thought of all the ruffles
All the frilly bows and fun
I thought of how we'd sit and talk
At night when day was done
Wasn't I the foolish one?

She was only 1/2 past 7
When they called me to the fore
I said, "Oh no, I'm not equipped"
They said, "oh yes, what's more
We will train you in the basics
And outfit you for the corps."
And they shoved me out the door.

Glory, Glory, I'm a leader
How'd I get to be a leader
All I did was have a daughter
Is this the price I pay?

They taught me to be thrifty
To be thoughtful, to be true
They taught me to string beads
Like all the noble Indians do
I had to learn to dig a trench
And how to use it too
And you should taste our stew.

I had to learn to sing songs that
I didn't understand
I learned to dance the polka
And to make a rhythm band
To think of what to do and to
Forget what I had planned
And they say that Scouting's grand

Glory, Glory, I'm a leader
Me, they had to make a leader
I can't even build a fire
Let alone put up a tent.

We went walking in the woodland
Just my Girl Scout troop and me
The handbook says that nature
Has a wealth of sights to see
It's true that we were sights
When we were found eventually
And I do this all for free!

I'm not meant to be a leader
I don't know which bird is which
My wiener forks all burn up
We come home from hikes and itch
The sit-upons all fell apart
I showed them the wrong stitch
But no one wants to switch!

Glory, Glory, I'm a leader
Someone's got to be a leader
Tell me why I should be happy
When no one envies me.

But even though I grumble
And I mumble and I shout
And some days sit and wonder
What would be the best way out
I guess when all is said and done
There isn't any doubt
I'm glad to be a Scout.

So if you see me packing
For those weekend over nights
With a lot of happy Scouts
Gathering tents and pots and lights
We'll be back home when it's over
Dirty, tired and covered with bites
But we've seen nature's sights.

Glory, Glory, I'm a leader
Hallelujah, I'm a leader
They can carve it on my tombstone
"Here's a gal who did her best."

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ON MY HONOR

On my honor I will try,
There's a duty to be done and I say "aye",
There's a reason here for the reason up above,
My honor is to try and my duty is to love

1) People don't need to know my name
If I do them any harm then I'm to blame.
If I help a Friend then I've helped me
To open up my eyes that I might see.

2) I've tucked away a song or two,
If you're feeling low there's one for you
If you need a friend, then I will come
And there's plenty more where I come from.

3) Come with me where the fire burns bright,
You can see even better by firelight,
You can learn even more by the campfire's glow,
Than you can ever learn in a year or so.

4) We've made a promise we'll always keep,
We'll pray so softly before we sleep,
We'll be Girl Scouts together, and when we're gone,
We'll still be trying and singing this song.

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ONCE A GIRL SCOUT WENT TO CAMP

(Tune: Head & Shoulders, Knees & Toes)

Once a Girl Scout went to camp, went to camp
Went to camp without her lamp, without her lamp
And when she saw a spider in her bed,
This is what the Girl Scout said, Girl Scout said:

"Spider, spider, go away, go away,
You are not allowed to stay, allowed to stay
This is what my leader said,
'No two bodies in one bed, in one bed.'"

Once a Boy Scout went to camp, went to camp
Went to camp without his lamp, without his lamp
And there he saw a spider in his bed, in his bed
This is what the Boy Scout said, Boy Scout said:
"Aaaaaauuughhhhhh!"

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OUR CHALET SONG

High up, high on the mountain,
We've founded our Chalet,
High up, high on the mountain,
We've founded our Chalet,
Its sloping roof and wide
Shall shelter us without a care
And each Girl Scout and Guide
Shall find a welcome there.

High up, high on the mountain,
We'll go to our Chalet.
High up, high on the mountain,
We'll go to our Chalet.
Our simple life is free,
Our hearts are light, our songs are gay
We ever shall remember
The joys of our Chalet.

High up, high on the mountain,
We've founded our Chalet,
High up, high on the mountain,
We've founded our Chalet,
And this its dedication
Shall never fall or be undone,
Each race, each creed, each nation,
Beneath its roof are one.

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SCOUT VESPERS

(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?

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SCOUT WETSPERS

(Tune- Oh, Tannenbaum)

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?

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SOMETHING IN MY POCKET

(Tune- Brownie Smile Song)

I have something in my pocket
That I found behind a log
My leader said to let it loose
But I want to keep my frog

It's cool and green and slimy
And it squiggles in my hand
I also have a wooly worm
And a pocket full of sand

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THE GOLDEN SUN

The golden sun sinks in the West
Great Spirit calls Girl Scouts to rest
We've had our work, we've had our play
And we have lived in a true Scout way.

Each day we've done some new good turn,
Someone to help, not praise to earn,
We've been prepared for all in view
And now we pledge our promise true.

Upon my honor I will try,
To do my duty to God on High
And help all other people out,
And live the life of a true Girl Scout

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THE WEEKEND

(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!
Glory, glory, it's the weekend!
I can tell because it's raining and it's 42 below,
As we Scouts go marching on.

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WHENE'ER YOU MAKE A PROMISE

Whene'er you make a promise,
Consider well its importance
And when made,
Engrave it upon your heart.

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