11thHigh Wycombe

Camp Fire Songs

 

Why do Scouts sing around a campfire? A campfire is a fire lit at a campsite, to serve the following functions: light, warmth, a beacon, an insect and/or apex predator deterrent, to cook, and for a psychological sense of security. In established campgrounds they are usually in a fire ring for safety. Campfires are a popular feature of camping, particularly among organized campers such as Scouts or Guides.

 

Below are some examples of our camp fire songs;


Baby Bumble Bee Song Baby

 

chil

 

Bumble Bee is a Favorite SongScout Song. User your leader's name instead of 'my leader' if it fits.

 

Lyrics:

 

(cup hands carrying bee)

I found at camp a baby bumble bee Won't my leader be so proud of me? I found at camp a baby bumble bee... Ouch! It stung me!

 

(squish hands together) I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee Won't my leader be so proud of me? I'm squashing up my baby bumble bee... Ew! What a mess!

 

(put hand in front of mouth like licking)

I'm licking up my baby bumble bee Won't my leader be so proud of me? I'm licking up my baby bumble bee... Ugh! I feel sick!

 

(hold stomache and bend over) I'm barfing up my baby bumble bee Won't my leader be so proud of me? I'm barfing up my baby bumble bee... Oh! Another mess!

 

(pretend mopping, then stand tall and proud)

I'm mopping up my baby bumble bee Won't my leader be so proud of me? I'm mopping up my baby bumble bee... Hey, leader, aren't you proud of me? I found at camp a baby bumble bee

 

(clap loud)

I got it before it got me!

chil

Goiní On a Lion Hunt

 

Audience echoes each line and sets up clap/lap-slapping rhythm.

 

Chorus

Goiní on a lion hunt.

Goin to catch a big one.

Iím not afraid.

Look, whatís up ahead?

 

Mud!

Canít go over it.

Canít go under it.

Canít go around it.

Gotta go through it.

 

Make sloshing sounds and move hands as if slogging.

 

Chorus

 

Sticks!

Can’t go over it.

Can’t go under it.

Can’t go around it.

Gotta go through it.

 

Snap fingers

 

Chorus

 

Trees!

Can’t go over it.

Can’t go under it.

Can’t go around it.

Gotta go through it.

 

Make gestures climbing up and down.

 

Chorus

 

A Gate!

Can’t go over it.

Can’t go under it.

Can’t go around it.

Gotta go through it.

 

Make gate-opening gestures.

 

Chorus

 

A River!

Can’t go over it.

Can’t go under it.

Can’t go around it.

Gotta go through it.

 

Make swimming gestures.

 

Chorus

 

A Cave!

Can’t go over it.

Can’t go under it.

Can’t go around it.

Gotta go through it.

 

Go in it and find lion.

 

Reverse all motions quicky to get home.

Ging Gang Gooli

 

Ging gang, Gooli gooli gooli gooli, Watcha, Ging gang goo, Ging gang goo.

 

Ging gang, Gooli gooli gooli gooli, Watcha, Ging gang goo, Ging gang goo.

 

Hayla, hayla shayla, Hayla shayla hayla hoooooooo.

 

Hayla, hayla shayla, Hayla shayla hayla hoooooooo.

 

Shallawally shallawally shallawally shallawally, Oom Pah Oom Pah Oom Pah Oom Pah

 

This song is sung as round, this means there can be up to several groups singing it. The first group starts, the second group chimes in when the first group reaches "Hayla, oh hayla," the next group follows in the same manner. Here's a sample of this song courtesy of YouTube.

 

 

Worms

 

chil

 

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, Iíll go out and dig some worms;

 

Long thin skinny ones;

 

Big fat juicy ones,

 

See how they wriggle and squirm.

 

Bite their heads off,

 

Suck their juice out,

 

Throw their skins away,

 

Nobody knows how much I thrive On worms three times a day.

 

Long thin skinny ones slip down easily,

 

Big fat juicy ones stick;

 

Hold your head back,

 

Squeeze their tail,

 

And their juice just goes

 

drip, drip,drip.

The Jeep Song

 

chil

 

Once there was a little Jeep, The sweetest little Jeep you ever did see, The Jeep was on the wheels, The wheels were on the GROUND, and the fire in the engine makes the wheels go round.

Ba-da-ba-da-dah bha-da-da

 

Once there was a little seat, The sweetest little seat you ever did see, The seat was on the Jeep, The Jeep was on the wheels, The wheel were on the GROUND, and the fire in the engine made the wheels go round.

Ba-da-ba-da-dah bha-da-da

 

 

Once there was a little monkey, The sweetest little monkey you ever did see, The monkey was on the seat, The seat was on the Jeep, The Jeep was on the wheels, The wheel were on the GROUND, and the fire in the engine made the wheels go round.

Ba-da-ba-da-dah bha-da-da

 

 

Once there was a little

hat............

 

 

Once there was a little flower............

 

 

Once there was a little

bee...........

 

 

 

 

chil


akela

12 Days of Summer Camp - Tune: "The twelve days of Christmas"

 

On the first day of summer camp My mother sent to me... A box of oatmeal cookies.

 

On the second day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Two T-shirts, And a box of oatmeal cookies.

 

On the third day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Three pairs of socks, Two T-shirts, And a box of oatmeal cookies.

 

On the fourth day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Four woolen caps, Three pairs of socks, Two T-shirts, And a box of oatmeal cookies.

 

On the fith day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Five underpants............

 

On the sixth day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Six postage stamps............

 

On the seventh day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Seven nose warmers............

 

On the eigth day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Eight Batman comics............

 

On the ninth day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Nine bars of soap............

 

On the tenth day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Ten Band-aids............

 

On the eleventh day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Eleven shoestrings............

 

On the twelfth day of summer camp My mother sent to me... Twelve bottles of insect repellent............