Ode to Wood Badge
Gary McBain (GMCBAIN@MAIL.HENRYFORD.CC.MI.US)
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 11:33:52 -0400
There was a posting a week or so ago about a Scout Leader
Fundamentals song that someone wrote for the training. I apoligize for
not remembering and losing the posting, but I wanted to thank them for
the idea, the first couple of lines, and the tune that I used to write the
Ode to Wood Badge. My patrol sang it at the closing to Wood Badge and
it went over pretty well.
ODE TO WOOD BADGE
To the tune of Yellow Rose of Texas
by Gary McBain C-12-97 ("and a good old fox, too")
They said that Wood Badge Training would be very good for some,
So we went home and packed our bags and went to Agawam.
They made us into critters, and much to our surprise,
They taught us all we needed, to keep the game alive
Ant'lope, beaver, fox, and bobwhite, buff'lo, eagle, owl, and bear,
These are Wood Badge Critters, you won't find them everywhere.
But when you run across 'em, you'll see how much they strive,
To go back to their units, to keep the game alive.
We went to lots of classes, from sun up past sun down.
And fed the flock of staffers that were wandering around.
They taught us many lessons, like how to lash a spar,
And read our Boy Scout compass to know just where we are.
And so at Wood Badge training we learned all kinds of tips.
Like teamwork, knots and lashing, and skills of leadership.
But now our journeys starting, they will not let us stay.
We'll go back to our families and live the Wood Badge way.
Last Chorus (a little bit different)
Ant'lope, beaver, fox, and bobwhite, buff'lo, eagle, owl, and bear.
We were Wood Badge Critters, because you know we care.
And when you run across us, you'll see it in our eyes,
To keep the Boy Scout Promise with-in our daily lives.
Gary McBain, ASM
T-254 Sterling Hgts MI
Clinton Valley Council
"I'm going to work my ticket if I can"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City