Re: Songs wanted
Richard Russell (lderlore@XMISSION.COM)
Sat, 5 Nov 1994 11:17:18 -0700
On Mon, 24 Oct 1994, Rabe wrote:
> Dear friends,
> in 1996 the international friendship meeting of the VDAPG will take place
> in Bonn. I was asked to prepare a little song-book. I surely have no
> difficulties in finding enough German scout songs. But as there will be
> many guests from abroad, we want to have some foreign songs as well. As
> most of the participants will be elderly, the songs may be a bit out of
> date as well. Can you help me? Thank you!
> Gut Pfad!
> Rabe Ralf.Bell@uni-duesseldorf.de
Sorry I have been so slow in responding. Since I did not see any
responses to your request, I guess you had not received any. Here are two
recommendations for you, for what they are worth.
The BSA has a little booklet in its National Supply catalog
called "Creative Campfires." It is an excellent resource for songs,
run-ons and skits as well as some good guidelines on basically how to
conduct a succesful campfire program. BSA is located in Irving, Texas and
they would respond to your requests. 1325 W Walnut Hill Lane, Irving,
Texas, 75015, USA. This is a purely American collection.
The second resource is less a source of Scout songs, but a good
source for international folk songs for campfire and group singing. They
are also part of the Scouting tradition. The Experiment in International
Living has a USA office in Brattleboro, Vermont. They have (or had) an
international collection in a small green booklet (pocket size). If they
still have it they can help you. They have no street address. They could
also put you in touch with the German National Office of the EIL who
might also have some resource.
Happy Scouting or, as you say, Gut Pfad!
Richard C. Russell
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