I once heard a quote somewhere in which supposedly Baden-Powell said, and I am paraphrasing “the mark of a real Scout troop is one that sings.” I can’t remember where or when I heard that but when I think about my Scouting experience as a youth some of my fondest memories are of us singing. We sand while we hiked, we sang while we sat around the camp fire, and we sang at meetings. Singing was a big part of Scouting and it just did not seem right if we did not sing.
This is a tradition that I have passed on in my Troop. Our troop loves to sing. We sing around the camp fire, we sing while we hike, and we sing to close every meeting.
Some of the Scouts love to sing more than others, but once the singing starts, it is contagious. There are certain songs that are staples in the Troop. Songs that get everyone involved. The Quartermaster Store is a favorite of the boys, they can go for a half hour trying to find new rhymes and ways to poke fun at one another. Old Lady Leary is another favorite of our Troop and …read more
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