Campfire Songs
Run by the Retired Scouter.

Retired Scouter Campfire Songs 


Scouting Is The Thing


Chorus:

Scouting is the thing,
Scouting is the thing,
He turned to me and said:
"Scouting is the thing;"
Scouting is the thing,
Scouting is the thing,
He turned to me and said:
"Scouting is the thing;"

Well it hapened last year, and as I recall,
I went to camp, and I had a ball.
When I went to my tent I threw my gear on the bed
And when I turned around the Camp Director said:

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Well next I went to the rifle range,
I looked at the dude and he looked kinda strange,
He handed ma a gun with a bullet in,
And when he spoke I just had to grin:

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Well I stayed for a while and I shot a few rounds,
I put down the gun and I got up off the ground.
I ran to the beach 'cause I saw I was late,
And the life guard yelled as I passed through the gate:

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Well I next went off to where they teach First Aid,
And I saw what was left of a Scoutcraft raid.
A Scout was down with a bandage on his head,
But when I came closer he jumped up and said:

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And then I went up to the Nature place,
Where a big ol' cat was staring me in the face.
I looked for the guys who were in charge,
And wouldn't you know, they're yelling LARS!

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Next I passed by Handicraft,
And when I got there I had to laugh.
This guy was there with a hexagon on his head,
And when I asked who he was, this is all he said:

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Well this went on all through the week,
It drove me crazy, it made me freak,
At the final assemblyu where all the troops stood,
As a final gift the staff carved it in wood:

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As last I went home after being gone,
Said Hi to my mother, father and brother Tom.
And late that night when they were in bed,
I kicked in the door and guess what I said:

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