Songs for Scouts
Why Have Songs for Scouts?
Songs for Scouts are a fun way to add some fun to a meeting or to get everyone involved in a campfire program.
Some of these songs for Scouts are silly. Some are repeat-after-me songs. Some get people up and moving. Others quiet everyone down.
What’s your favorite song for Scouts? Do you have the lyrics or a video of it? Contact me and I’ll share it here.
Are you looking for a printable songbook with classic songs for Scouts? Amy wrote me and asked me if I would post a Cub Scout song book she made to fill a ticket for her Woodbadge course. My answer was yes! Her song book can be found here. It contains a lot of classics your pack will enjoy singing also.
This page has 91 digital tracks for traditional songs from the official Cub Scout Songbook. So you can listen to the tunes to learn them.
Repeat After Me Songs for Scouts
This Princess Pat is one of those songs for Scouts that actually has some real history behind it. Princess Patricia was a member of the British royal family. A Canadian infantry unit was named in her honor.
The lyrics in the post are the ones we tend to use, but there are other variations in the comments. Feel free to add your own.
The song about the moose drinking his juice is a favorite for all ages. It works at a Scout campfire or at a Cub Scout back to school program.
The Pizza Man song is a camp classic. This is one of those songs that has many different versions and they are all fun. All of the catch phrases rhyme
Like many songs for Scouts, it has multiple versions. It is actually based on the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.
Action Songs for Scouts
This is a fun song to do with a Cub Scout pack or den. It is full of boy humor. Make sure you get the parents to sing along also.
This is usually just performed by a couple of people up front, so it is half song and half skit. It is a funny just because it is so messy. I have seen this performed by camp staff many times.
This is a fun song for a campfire or for some audience participation at a Pack meeting. Plus it encourages healthy eating habits!
The Fast Food Song is a fun song for Scouts. It is an action song about what our diet shouldn’t consist of. It would fit in well with a nutrition themed meeting.
This song is from the old program helps and fits in well with the Abracadabra program theme . Add the actions and ham it up.
Everyone familiar with the Star Trek series knows how much they like to beam people back and forth the transporter. Sing this song as a tribute to the series.
This song is just humor. (This is one of the most commented upon posts on my blog!)
Silly Songs for Scouts
This silly 911 song is a favorite on the playground. Yes, it involves crashing into trees, ambulance rides, blood, and the word cops.
This silly song works well at Christmas (because of the tune) or at camp (because of the theme).
Scouts were singing this song long before it was a pop phenomenon. Instead of Baby Shark, we called it Jaws Song. This is a classic camp song.
A silly song to the tune of “Do a Deer” from The Sound of Music.
The Announcements Song will add some laughs to the dry business parts of your meetings. Sing “Announcements, announcements, announcements” followed by one of the verses and then do an announcement.
This song goes well with the Ticks on a Toilet Seat snack. So if you are making the recipe, have some fun singing the song at the same time.
This bicycle version of the 911 song was submitted by a reader on my 911 Song post and would also go with any cycling theme.
We hear this one a lot at camp, on hikes, and on hayrides. I’ll warn you that when they start singing this, they tend to sing it over and over and over again.
Songs for Grace
This favorite Cub Scout grace is a song. The tune is the theme of the Addams Family show. (Hence the name.)
Duty to God is an important part of Scouting, so don’t forget to say grace at Scouting events. This is a non-denominational grace which would be appropriate at any meal.
Holiday Songs for Scouts
If you have a den meeting or pack meeting near Halloween, then this song is a fun way to get everyone singing. And it is not just for Cub Scouts! This would be fun at any class party or Halloween party. It is not gory, so it is fine for very young children.
Here is a silly song for the Cub Scouts to sing on Thanksgiving. Use this for any of the Cub Scout music requirements
Other Classic Songs for Scouts
The Fish and Chips and Vinegar song fits in well with a Backyard Fun theme. It includes a reminder to keep our backyards free of trash! It would also fit in well with a conservation theme.
This song is used to mark endings and new beginnings. For that reason, in the Scouting movement it is sometimes used to close big events, such as jamborees.
I Like Bananas, Coconuts, and Grapes is a very simple song, which makes it a perfect interlude for a meeting with Cub Scouts. It is sometimes called The Tarzan Song.
Take Me Out to the Forest is a classic Scouting song. Sing it around the campfire, when you’re out on a hike, or when you are camping.
This song would be fun for any Cub Scout sing along or pets themed meeting. It is sung to the tune of Six Little Ducks.
Songs to Help with Requirements
Scouts of all ages need to learn the Scout Law. This classic Trustworthy Tommy song will help them remember the twelve points of the Scout Law and to understand what the points mean.
Marianna from Pack 377 in Fort Meade, MD sent in these two songs which she made up to help teach herWolves about square knots and overhand knots.
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