Sample Songs, Stories & Skits

Cub Scout 478 Pack Song
Leader:             Oggy Oggy  Oggy!
Chorus:             Oy Oy Oy
Leader:             Oggy Oggy Oggy!
Chorus:             Oy Oy Oy
Leader:             Who Are We?
Chorus:             We’re Four Seventy Eight
Leader:             Who Are We?
Chorus:             We’re Four Seventy Eight
All:                   We’re Four Seventy Eight and We Are Great!
 

Campfire’s Burning
Campfire's burning, campfire's burning
Draw nearer, draw nearer
In the gloaming, in the gloaming
Come sing and be merry.

Badges and Skits
-          Tiger Den performs their Skit
-          Tiger Den receives their Tiger badges and other Patches
-          Wolf Den performs their Skit
-          Wolf Den receive any outstanding badges
 
The Grand Old Duke of York
Oh The Grand Old Duke of York, he had 10,000 men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.
And when they're up, they're up,
And when they're down, they're down,
And when they're only halfway up,
They're neither up nor down.
 
To add actions have the campfire stand up when they say 'up'
and sit down when they say 'down'
for even more fun split the group in 2, with one half starting stood up.
 
 
-          Bear Den performs their Skit
-          Bear Den receives their Tiger badges and other Patches
-          Weblos 1 Den performs their Skit
-          Weblos 1 Den receive any outstanding badges
 
Songs & Stories
 
Singing in the Rain
I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
thumbs up...thumbs up (do the motion)
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
 
I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
thumbs up...thumbs up (do the motion)
elbows back ... elbows back (do the motion)
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
 
I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
thumbs up...thumbs up (do the motion)
elbows back ... elbows back (do the motion)
knees together...knees together (do the motion)
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
 
I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
thumbs up...thumbs up (do the motion)
elbows back ... elbows back (do the motion)
knees together...knees together (do the motion)
toes together...toes together (do the motion)
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
 
I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
thumbs up...thumbs up (do the motion)
elbows back ... elbows back (do the motion)
knees together...knees together (do the motion)
toes together...toes together (do the motion)
bend over...bend over (do the motion)
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
 
I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
thumbs up...thumbs up (do the motion)
elbows back ... elbows back (do the motion)
knees together...knees together (do the motion)
toes together...toes together (do the motion)
bend over...bend over (do the motion)
tongue out...tongue out (do the motion,continue singing)
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
A-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha, a-root-chy-cha CHA!
 
I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain
What a glorious feeling I'm happy again
thumbs up...thumbs up (do the motion)
elbows back ... elbows back (do the motion)
knees together...knees together (do the motion)
toes together...toes together (do the motion)
bend over...bend over (do the motion)
tongue out...tongue out (do the motion,continue singing)
sit down....sit down. (do the motion)
The Quartermaster’s Store
There are roaches, roaches
As big as football coaches
In the store . . . in the store
There are roaches, roaches
As big as football coaches
In the Quarter Master's Store
 
My eyes are dim I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me!
I have
Not
Brought my specs with me!
 
There is butter, butter
Scraped up from the gutter
In the store . . . in the store
There is butter, butter
Scraped up from the gutter
In the Quarter Master's Store
 
My eyes are dim I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me!
I have
Not
Brought my specs with me!
 
There are rats, rats
As big as alley cats
In the store . . . in the store
There are rats, rats
As big as alley cats
In the Quarter Master's Store
 
My eyes are dim I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me!
I have
Not
Brought my specs with me!
 
There is Gravy, Gravy
Enough to Sink The Navy
In the store . . . in the store
There is Gravy, Gravy
Enough to Sink The Navy
In the Quarter Master's Store
 
My eyes are dim I cannot see
I have not brought my specs with me!
I have
Not
Brought my specs with me!
 
TIE ME KANGAROO DOWN SPORT
 
Spoken:
There's an old Australian stockman lyin’ on the ground and cryin’
He’s leavin’ Australia and he has to figure out what to do with ‘is animals.
He gets himself up onto one elbow and 'e turns to his mates,
Who are all gathered around and 'e says:
 
Sing:
Watch me wallabies feed, mate
Watch me wallabies feed,
They're a dangerous breed, mate
So watch me wallabies feed
Altogether now!
 
CHORUS:
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down.
 
Keep me cockatoo cool, Carl,
Keep me cockatoo cool
Ah, don't go acting the fool, Carl
Just keep me cockatoo cool
Altogether now!
 
CHORUS
 
an' take me koala back, Jack
Take me koala back
He lives somewhere out on the track, Mac
So take me koala back
Altogether now!
 
CHORUS
 
Let me wombats go loose, Lew
Let me wombats go loose
They're of no further use, Lew
So let me wombats go loose
Altogether now!
 
CHORUS
 
And mind me platypus duck, Bill
Mind me platypus duck
Ah, don't let 'im go running amok, Bill
Just mind me platypus duck
Altogether now!
 
CHORUS
 
Play your didgeridoo, Blue
Play your didgeridoo
Ah, like, keep playin' 'til I shoot thru, Blue
Play your didgeridoo
Altogether now!
 
CHORUS
 
One more time now!
 
CHORUS
 
Ghost Story (from the book)
Teasers:
Has anyone here… heard the story about the skyscraper? Well, I’m afraid it’s a real tall story… (groan!)
Which reminds me – has one anyone heard the story about the peacock? It was a beautiful tail (groan!)
 
Now on to the real story…
 
An Indian chief, Rising Sun of the Powhatan tribe (that lived near here), was concerned with how white men were expanding across the forests, plains, and mountains. His tribe was very small, but as every tribe and nation was being overpowered and sent to reservations, he came up with a plan to save the People.

His son, Falling Rock, was a strong, intelligent, and trustworthy young man and Rising Sun loved him very much. Rising Sun asked Falling Rock to travel across the whole of the country and talk to every tribe he met. He was to convince them to join forces and repel the invasion of the white men.

Falling Rock left in the spring with 4 other braves. 

When the leaves fell in late summer, one brave returned to Rising Sun to tell him that they had contacted all the tribes in the desert South-West. When the snow began, another brave returned telling of their success with the Great Lakes tribes.

A third brave arrived home just as the spring flowers bloomed and told how the strong tribes of the Rocky Mountains were ready. Finally, the last brave returned in high summer from the Eastern tribes with their promise to fight. This last brave also said that Falling Rock was now racing back to all the tribes, telling them to meet at the Mississippi river in the spring for the great war.

Rising Sun's small tribe prepared for battle and, when the snow melted, they traveled to the Mississippi. They waited there through spring and summer, but no other warriors arrived. At the end of summer, Rising Sun sent braves out in all directions to track down Falling Rock while the tribe waited.

By snowfall, all the warriors had reached the other tribes and returned to Rising Sun. All the tribes had waited to hear when the war was to take place, but Falling Rock had not been seen by any of them so they had stayed put. This worried Rising Sun terribly since he loved his son and missed him terribly.

The small tribe was forced to wait there through the harsh winter and when spring arrived, so did the white soldiers. They surrounded Rising Sun's tribe. Rising Sun knew they could never win without the other tribes so he talked to the leader of the soldiers. 

Rising Sun promised to go peacefully to a reservation if the white men would promise to help him find his lost son. This was a small price for avoiding a fight so the white men agreed and Rising Sun's tribe did not resist.

To this day, Rising Sun waits for his son to return. And, to this day, the white men have held up their end of bargain struck that day. People across the country are still searching and everyone is asked to help. That is why you will see signs along the road that say, "Watch for Falling Rock".
Campfire Closing
Tonight, as we close out the campfire and close out another successful program year in our Pack, we think about the good times we’ve had together all year long. Think about the meaning of the Cub Scout Promise and decide that you will always do your very best, no matter what the job facing you might be.
 
Kum Ba Yah (Come with Me) –
Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah.
Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah.
Kum ba yah, my Lord, Kum ba yah.
Oh Lord,Kum ba yah.
Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Someone's crying, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Oh Lord,Kum ba yah.
Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Someone's singing, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Oh Lord,Kum ba yah.
Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Someone's praying, Lord, Kum ba yah.
Oh Lord,Kum ba yah.