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Cub Scouting Songs

align=middle>Aug. 6, 2,000

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Many of the songs on this page are my origional lyrics, and they are copyrighted. They are here for your use and enjoyment, and may be reproduced, as longs no changes are made and proper credit is given. Please copy this paragraph along with the lyrics when you make copies of them, and you are welcome to pass them along to other Den Leaders or youth leaders. Thank you, Clare Mansfield

Running Bear
(Tune: "Clementine")

Running Bear became a Cub Scout;
Awlays tried to Do His Best!
Proudly donned his Cub Scout clothing,
Now, they call him Running Dressed!

Running wild, and running free,
That Running Bear was brave and bold.
Traded bare skin for a Bear badge,
Now he wears the Blue and Gold!

(Lyrics copyrighted 1999 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

If I Were Not A Cub Scout
(Each Scout takes a role. This song accumulates, with each new occupation being followed by each previous one in reverse order)

If I were not a cub Scout,
I wonder what I'd be,
If I were not a Cub Scout,
A...
Bird watcher I would be.
(Spoken, acted out) Hark! A lark, flying thru the air; SPLAT! (repeat)

A carpenter...Two by four, nail it to the floor.
A Plumber...Plunge it, flush it, Look out below!
A Teacher...Sit down, shut up, throw away your gum.
A Hippie...Love, peace, my hair is full of grease.
A Farmer...Here's a cow, there's a cow, and here's anoter; YUCK!
A Laundry worker...Stachy here, starchy there, starchy in your underwear.
A Cashier...Twenty nine, forty nine, here's you change, Sir.
A Medic...Turn around, drop your pants, jab, jab, jab.
A Doctor...Take a pill, pay my bill, I'm going golfing.
An Electrician...Positive, negative, turn on the juice-ZZZZT!
A Preacher...Well, well, you never can tell, you might go to heaven or you might go to hell.
A Fireman...Jump, lady! Jump, lady! Whoosh! Gotcha!
A Cook...Mix it, bake it, heartburn-BURP!
A Politician...Raise taxes, lower the pay; vote for me on election day!
A Butcher...Chop it up, grind it up, make a little patty.
A Garbage collector...Lift it, dump it, sort out the goodies.
A Typist...Ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ticka, ZING!
Superman...It's a bird, it's a plane; where's Lois Lane?
A Drill sargent...Hup, two, threem four, gonna hike five hours more.
A Scout master...Do this, do that, I think I'll take a nap. SNORE!

You imagination can add many more!

Proud To Be A Webelo
(Tune: "Polly Wolly Doodle")

Oh, I worked real hard to be a We-be-lo;
Growing stronger; getting smarter everyday.
Gonna earn near every pin there is;
Growing stronger; getting smarter everyday!

Chorus:
Joining in; having fun;
I will always do my best!
'Cos I'm proud to be a We-be-lo;
We're a cut above the rest!

Oh, the Arrow of Light is my next goal;
Growing stronger; getting smarter everyday.
Then I'll move on to my Boy Scout troop;
Growing stronger; getting smarter everyday.

Chorus:

I'm A Mighty Cub Scout
(Tune: "I'm A Little Teapot")

I'm a mighty Cub Scout; hear me shout!
I got power; I got clout!
When my den's (or pack's) together and we go out,
Scout's aims and gains we all will tout!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

I'm In The Cub Scouts Now
(Tune: "I'm In The Army Now")

I'm in the Cub Scouts now.
A great gang to join, and how!
Make friendships that last; while learning new tasks;
I'm in the Cub Scouts now

I'm using the skills I got,
And learning to tie some knots.
While making sheep shanks, I'm working on rank;
I'm using the skills I got.

I'm achieving my outdoor goals,
And starting to cook on coals.
I'm going on hikes, by foot or by bike,
I'm achieving my outdoor goals.
(Lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Scout Oath and Law
(Tune: "Clementine")

On my honor,
I will do my best
To do my duty to,
G-od a-and my-y country,
And to o-bey the Scout Law.

To help other people a-at
Al-ll times; to keep myself
Physic'lly strong, mentally awake,
A-and mor-or-raly straight.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful,
Friendly, courteous, and kind,
Obedient, cheerful, thrifty, bra-ave,
Clean and reverent all the time.
(Note: I put this to lyrics as a teaching method to help our 2nd year Webelos learn the Scout Oath and Law in the pursuit of the Arrow Of Light. Music can be a great teaching tool-how many of you first learned your alphabet by singing "A,B,C,D,"...?)

Cub Scout Joy
(Tune: "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee")

Cub Scouts, Cub Scouts, we salute you!
Full of friendships; full of joy.
Laughing, learning, playing, joining;
Something new for every boy.
Growing stronger; growing reverent,
Always try to Do Our Best!
Strive to do a good turn daily;
Facing life with hope and zest!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Cub Scout Hike
(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!

Chorus:

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!

Chorus:

(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Camper's Lament
(Tune: "Battle Hymn Of The Republic")

The first rain drop began to fall as I arrived at camp.
Then followed many million more as it began to pour!
My father said, "Don't worry son; it won't be lasting long."
When will I see the sun?

Chorus:
Pouring, popuring, not a single speck of light.
Pouring, pouring, thru the day and thru the night.
Pouring, pouring, wish my boots were water tight.
When will I see the sun?

First my socks, and then my pants were wringing, sopping wet.
My sleeping bag's a water bed, a drenched cap on my head.
The tent I slept in floated 'way; my food's a dripping goo.
When will I see the sun?

Chorus:

Today's the day I'm leaving camp, and LO! what do I see?
A ray of sun a-streaming thru a patch so bright and blue!
The clouds are parting; dove's returning with an olive branch;
I finally saw the sun!

Chorus: (Change last line to: I finally saw the sun!)
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Hiking In THe Woods
(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.

We'll be swatting fat mosquitoes as we go. Etc.

We'll be tripping over tree roots as we go. Etc.

We'll be eating moldy hotdogs for our lunch. Etc.

We'll be scratching poison ivy on our arms. Etc.

We'll be slashing every puddle that we see. Etc.

We'll be singing out of tune along the way. Etc.

We'll all be glad to see our beds tonight. Etc.

(Note: Actions or sounds can easily be added to this song to make it more fun)
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Cub Scouting Song
(Tune: "Side walks Of New York")

Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts, help the pack to go,
And then the Cub pack in it's turn
Will help Cub Scouts to grow.
Following Akela, the Cub Scouts give goodwill.
That's why we joined the Cub Scouts,
And that's why we're with them still.

(Note: I found this song, which is basically the Law of The Pack to music in an old Cub Scout Songbook copyrighted 1969. Goes to show, the old material is still good!

Working On My Bobcat
(Tune: "Bringing Home A Baby Bumblebee")

I'm working on my Bobcat requirements-
Won't my parents be so proud of me!
'Cause I'm working on my Bobcat requirements;
(Spoken)Phew! Get Busy!

I'm learing to recite the Cub Scout Promise-
Won't my parents be so proud of me!
'Cause I'm learning to recite the Cub Scout Promise;
(Spoken)Now, I', cooking!

I'm memorizing the Law Of The Pack-etc.
(Spoken)Akela, Quiz me!

I'm learning 'bout the Motto, Shake, and Sign,-etc.
(Spoken)Okay, I'm ready!

The Cub Master is giving me my badge,-etc.
(Spoken)Yeah! I made it!
(Note: This song can be used for other ranks by using only the first and last verses, and substituting the appropriate rank)

(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Competition Song
(Tune: "When The Saints Go Marching In")

Oh, when the Pack begins to sing;
Oh, when the Pack begins to sing;
Sometimes, I just can't tell who's the loudest;
When the Pack begins to sing!

(Each Den in turn:)
Oh, when Den_______begins to sing;
Oh, when Den_______begins to sing;
We're gonna try to sing out the loudest;
When Den_______begins to sing!

Oh, when the parents begin to sing;-etc.

Oh, when the Pack sings all together;
Oh, when the Pack sings all together;
That's when we always sing the PROUDEST;
When the Pack sings all together!

(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Glad I Am A Member Of The Cub Scouts
(Tune: "I Wish I Was An Oscar Meyer Weiner" jingle)

Oh, I'm glad I am a member of the Cub Scouts.
That is something that I'm proud to be.
And, since I am a member of the Cub Scouts,
Something great will surely come of me.

O, I learn about the planet that I live on.
And how I can help care for it each day.
The community around me I'm exploring,
And, I find out how to live the Scouting way.

I try to serve my God and serve my country,
And help out other people eveyday.
I'll follow my Akela on my journeys,
And always give Goodwill along the way.

Repeat first verse

(Lyrics copyrighted 1998 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Those from councils outside of mine, will have to excuse my next three songs, which are basically of interrest to local Scouters. We are lucky enough to have three camps within our council, which I pay tribute to the the next song due to the merging a few years back of three smaller councils. The other two, are songs about the camp closest and dearest to me, which is also the camp used council-wide for the Cub Scout resident camp program.

Scouts Of The Greater Western Reserve
(Tune: "Marine Hymn")

From the hills I find at Camp Stambaugh,
To the lake at Stigwandish;
On the trails I hike at Chicagami, I fulfill my Scouting wish.
I will learn to live the Outdoor Code.
Scouting's goals I will preserve.
I am proud to be a Boy Scout in
Council: Greater Western Reserve!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1996 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Ode To Camp Stambaugh
(Tune: "Ode To Joy")

Camp Stambaugh, we will remember
Days spent roaming your terrain.
Hiking, swimming, boating, shooting,
Campfires echo our refrain.
Always stive to do our best
As we learn to be prepared.
Fun and learning; our hearts yearning
To explore with Boy Scout Flair.
(Lyrics copyrighted 1997 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Camp Stambaugh
(Tune: "The Brady Bunch" Theme)

This is the story, of a super scout camp,
That will always hold a place dear in my heart.
I will ever sing the praises
Of the camp I learned to love right from the start.

Chorus: It's Camp Stambaugh,
It's Camp Stambaugh,
And, we'll all sing of praise
To Camp Stambaugh!

Oh, the Boundry Trail's there for hiking,
And we row about with ease on Indian Lake.
We have archery and rifle ranges,
And a pool where we can take a swimming break.
Chorus

We learn about nature and tying scout knots,
And we sleep in Mother Nature's fresh, clean air.
Singing scout songs around the campfire,
Makes us proud to be here at this camo so fair!
Chorus
(Lyrics copyrighted 1997 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Trusty Tommy
(Tune: "Yankee Doodle")

Trusty Tommy was a Scout, LOYAL to his mother,
HELPFUL to the folks about, and FRIENDLY to his brother.
COURTEOUS to the girls he knew, KIND to his rabbit,
OBEDIENT to his father too, and CHEERFUL in his habits.
THRIFTY saving for a need, BRAVE, but not a faker.
CLEAN in thought and word and deed, and REVERENT to his Maker.

Sleepy Camper
(Tune: "What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor")

What do you do with a sleepy camper?
What do you do with a sleepy camper?
What do you do with a sleepy camper?
Earl-lie in the morning.

Chorus: Way, hey, late ye riser,
Way, hey, late ye riser,
way, hey, late ye riser,
Earl-lie in the morning. Pull him out of bed with a running bowline...(etc)
Chorus

Throw him in the lake with his pants on backwards..(etc.)
Chorus

Feed him moldy bread and dried up egg yolks...(etc.)
Chorus

Put him into bed an hour sooner...(etc.)
Chorus

A Camper's Worst Fears
(Tune: "A Few Of My Favorite Things")

Rain drops on Cub scouts and wet smelly gym socks.
Tents dark and crowed and sleeping on sharp rocks.
Small biting insects that fly in my ears;
These are a few of a camper's worst fears.
Building a fire with wet wood and matches.
Lighting the kindling that never quite catches.
Tryin' to endurethe sarcasm and jeers,
These are a few of a camper's worst fears.

Chorus: When the food stinks, and my back kinks,
And my patience has run dry,
I simple remember my snug bed at home
And, then I begin....to cry!

Running to catch up, I fall down the hillside.
Piles of wet laundry that smells liuke a skunk died.
Listenin' to night sounds that no-one else hears,
These are a few of a camper's worst fears.
Pond scum and algae in my swimming hole.
Hot tempers flaring and fights with my best pal.
Blisters and rashes for me and my peers,
These are a few of a camper's worst fears.
Chorus
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Can't Tie This Knot
(Tune: "Reveille")

I can't tie this knot; I can't tie this knot;
I can't tie this knot they showed me.
I can't tie this knot; I can't tie this knot;
I can't tie this knot at all.
My Leader's patience's waning;
My Den Chief's color's draining,
I can't tie this knot; I can't tie this knot;
I can't tie this knot at all.

I don't know this leaf...(etc>)
I can't grasp botany's jive-ey,
Hope it's not poison ivy.
I don't know this leaf...(etc.)

I can't cross this creek...(etc.)
My Den Chief's way too bossy;
Those stones look wet and mossy,
I can't cross this creek...(etc.)
(Lyrics copyrighted 1995 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Cub Scout Rap

YO!
We are the Cub Scout of DEN ONE!
When we get together, we have SOME FUN!
We won't be late; we ain't NO FOOLS!
'Cos being a Cub Scout is REALLY COOL!
We learn a lot; it's not ALL PLAY!
We're working hard to FIND OUR WAY!
we're growing up; it won't BE LONG!
So, put your hands togethr, and JOIN OUR SONG!

ONE! (clap) TWO! (clap) THREE! (clap) FOUR! (clap) [keep clapping in rhythm of 1-2-3]

Cub Scout are super.
Cub Scouts are strong.
Cub Scouts gonna teach us
RIGHT FROM WRONG!

Cub Scouts don't cheat.
Cub Scouts don't lie.
Cub Scouts don't do drugs.
SAY!, I don't wanna die!

Cub Scouts are righteous.
We try to get along.
Cub Scouts are good friends-
You'll find you can belong-HUH!

ewh, ewh, ewh,ewh,
YO CUBBIES! YO CUBBIES! YO CUBBIES! YO CUBBIES! YO CUBBIES! YO CUBBIES!
[Note: This song can be adapted for other den number by changing the rhymes in the fist two lines.
Examples: Den Two; we know what to do.
Den Three; what you get is what you see.
Den Four; we know the score.
Den Five; we ain't just talking jive.]
(Lyrics copyrighted 1992 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Member Of The Pack
(Tune: "Leader Of The Pack")

I wanted fun; I needed to grow.
And wanted exciting places to go.
I found it all in Cubs and more;
There's always something new in store;
That's why the call me: A Memeber of the Pack!

My folks said, "Son, we're real proud of you!
And all the new skilss you've learned to do."
I do my best; I will be true;
'Cos Cubbing is the thing to do;
That's why the call me; A Member of the Pack!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Glitter, Glitter
(Tune: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

Glitter, glitter, everywhere;
Glitter even in my hair.
Paste and glue stuck on my shoe;
Paint and string on everything.
Making lots of Cub Scout crafts;
Making memories that last!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Den Song
(Tune: "Reuben, Reuben")

Den_____, Den_____, we will follow
Our Akela all the way.
First we work on our advancements;
Then, it will be time to play.
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Our Den Chief
(Tune: "Paw-Paw Patch")
[Note: This song makes a nice tribute to a hard working Den Chief]

Where, oh, where's our Den Chief going?
Should we let him lead the way?
Didn't we pass this rock before?
Get me home 'fore dark, I pray!

What's our Den Chief ramblin' about?
What goes where and who does what?
Is he talkin' pigeon English?
Sure, I understand him...NOT!

What's this game he wants tp play?
Do these rules make any sense?
Does he really 'spect us to sing?
Let's go hide behind those tents.

How's our Den Chief holding up?
Does he take it on the cheek?
Does he know we really like him?
Can't wait to see him again next week!
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)

Oh, My Cub Pack,/text>
(Tune: "Oh, Susanna")

I joined a Cub pack near my home;
Was searching for some fun.
I found I gained so many things;
A treasure next to none!

Chorus: Oh, my Cub Pack!
I'll serve you bold and true!
'Cos I'm listenin' to Akela,
And, I'm proud I'm in his crew!

I learned about myself and friends,
And nature all around.
I learned 'bout my community;
It's many sights and sounds.
Chorus

I played some games; I made some crafts;
Went hiking in the woods.
I sang great songs, and played in skits;
In Scouting's Brotherhood.
Chorus
(Lyrics copyrighted 1994 by Clare Mansfield, GWRC)


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