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Announcements Song

The Announcements Song is a great way to add fun to Scouting meetings. It helps break up the boring parts with some laughs. Instead of just listing announcements, the song keeps everyone engaged and entertained.

In Scouting programs, meetings often include many announcements. These can be dry and uninteresting. The Announcements Song brings humor to this part of the meeting. Scouts and leaders can sing a verse before each announcement. This makes the meeting more lively and enjoyable.

There are many verses to the Announcements Song. Each verse is set to a familiar tune. For example, one verse uses the tune of “A Farmer in the Dell.” Another verse uses the tune of “London Bridge Is Falling Down.” These tunes are easy to sing and fun for everyone.

You can hear the melody here.

The song also encourages creativity. Scouts can make up their own verses. They can share these new verses in the comments section of the post. This adds a personal touch and makes the meetings more unique. So, try the Announcements Song at your next meeting and see how it livens things up!

From Boredom to Laughter

The Announcements Song has been a part of Scouting for many years. It likely started as a way to make long meetings more interesting. Scouting leaders wanted to keep everyone’s attention, especially during the boring parts. So, they came up with a song that could be sung before each announcement.

The tune for the Announcements Song often comes from familiar nursery rhymes. This makes it easy for everyone to join in. Songs like “A Farmer in the Dell” and “London Bridge Is Falling Down” are simple and fun to sing. Using these tunes helps create a sense of unity and makes the announcements more engaging.

Over time, different Scout troops have added their own verses. This tradition allows each troop to bring their own creativity to the song. It also encourages Scouts to participate and come up with new ideas. Sharing these verses with other troops helps spread the fun.

The Announcements Song is now a well-loved tradition in Scouting. It shows that even the most boring parts of a meeting can be turned into something enjoyable. By singing the Announcements Song, Scouts learn that work and fun can go hand in hand.

The Announcements Song

Announcements, announcements, announcements.

(To the tune of A Farmer in the Dell)
A terrible way to die, a terrible way to die,
It’s a terrible thing to be talked to death.
A terrible way to die.

Announcements, announcements, announcements.

(To the tune of London Bridge Is Falling Down)
Keep announcements short and sweet,
Short and sweet,
Short and sweet.
Keep announcements short and sweet,
Cause they’re boring

Announcements, announcements, announcements.

(To the tune of Have You Ever Seen a Lassie)
Have you ever heard a windbag,
A windbag, a windbag,
Have you ever heard a windbag.
Well there’s one right now.
Blows this way and that way,
Blows this way and that way,
Have you ever heard a windbag,
Well there’s one right now.

Announcements, announcements, announcements.

(To the tune of Frère Jacques)
Words of wisdom,
Words of wisdom.
Here they come,
Here they come.
Boring words of wisdom,
Boring words of wisdom.
Dum, dum, dum,
Dum, dum, dum.

Announcements, announcements, announcements

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Looking for more songs to add fun to your Scouting meetings? Check out the Announcements Song and many others on our website. Visit Scouter Mom’s Songs for Scouts for a variety of songs that can make any meeting more enjoyable. Whether you need a song for campfires, ceremonies, or just to keep things lively, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from. These songs are easy to learn and perfect for Scouts of all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Announcements Song

What is the Announcements Song?

The Announcements Song is a fun song used during Scouting meetings to make announcements more interesting. It is sung before each announcement.

How do you sing the Announcements Song?

Start by singing “Announcements, announcements, announcements” followed by a verse set to a familiar tune. Make an announcement, then repeat with another verse.

What tunes are used for the Announcements Song?

Common tunes include “A Farmer in the Dell,” “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” “Have You Ever Seen a Lassie,” and “Frère Jacques.”

Can we create our own verses?

Yes, you can make up your own verses. This adds a personal touch to the song and keeps it fresh and fun.

Why use the Announcements Song in meetings?

The song makes announcements more interesting and keeps everyone engaged. It adds some lightheartedness to the meeting.

Where can I find more Scout songs?

Visit Scouter Mom’s Songs for Scouts for a variety of songs that can make any Scouting event more enjoyable.

Singing Through the Boring Bits

The Announcements Song is a great way to make Scouting meetings more enjoyable. It breaks up the routine parts of the meeting with some laughter. Instead of just listing announcements, the song adds a fun twist. This keeps everyone engaged and helps maintain interest throughout the meeting.

The song is simple to use. Before each announcement, you sing “Announcements, announcements, announcements” followed by a verse set to a familiar tune. After the verse, make your announcement. Then, sing another verse before the next announcement. This pattern helps to keep the energy up and the mood light.

There are many verses you can use. Popular tunes include “A Farmer in the Dell,” “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” “Have You Ever Seen a Lassie,” and “Frère Jacques.” Each tune adds a different flavor to the song, making it enjoyable for everyone. Scouts can also create their own verses, adding a unique touch to their meetings.

Using the Announcements Song helps to foster creativity and participation. It encourages Scouts to think of new verses and share them. This tradition brings a sense of community and fun to the meetings, making even the most boring announcements more interesting. So, the next time you have a list of announcements, try singing them with the Announcements Song.

Comments

6 responses to “Announcements Song”

  1. Mark Reeves Avatar
    Mark Reeves

    We sold our cow,
    we sold our cow,
    we have no need for your bull now

  2. Rakumbe Avatar
    Rakumbe

    Row Row Row your boat gently down the stream
    Ha Ha fooled you, we’re in a submarine

    Announcements, annoucements, announcements

  3. Kate Avatar
    Kate

    I think the “dum dum dum” (which could be misconstrued as “dumb, dumb, dumb”) might be better as “blah, blah, blah…” I know it doesn’t rhyme, but I could totally see the Tigers getting in to it!

    At our last meeting, we split into Weblos in one group and then Tiger, Wolf and Bear Scouts in the other. We taught the younger boys the song and cued them to sing it when the Cubmaster said the word “announcements”. It was so funny watching the older boys’ faces when the younger ones broke into song! Priceless!!

  4. John Avatar
    John

    My oldest boy is in cub scouting, and i was really upset when i found out that many packs no longer do this where I am from. A few other eagles and myself are trying to bring it back though. I remember my favorites of this from cubs was

    -here come Peter Cotton Tail,
    hopping down the bunny trail,
    Bang!!!

    and

    – they built the ship titanic,
    TO SINK!!!

  5. Rob Avatar
    Rob

    My son just joined the Cub Scouts as a Bear and I learned from the Scout Master that they don’t sing this at their meetings. He said he believes they do during summer camp but that’s it. All I can remember as a child was singing this at the top of my lungs with the other scouts to try to “get one over on the adults.”

    I am going to talk to the Den Mother to see if we can get my son’s Bear Den to sing this and this be what they are known for.

    Just seeing this song brings back so many great memories.

  6. Kimble William Troopmaster Trail Life MD-3135 Avatar
    Kimble William Troopmaster Trail Life MD-3135

    When you’re up, you’re up.
    When you’re down, you’re down.
    When you’re only halfway up, you’re neither up nor down.

    Learned this during summer camp 35 years ago. I’m bringing it back this year to our ManCamp summer camp 2024.

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