Re: BANANAS (the definitive words and actions)
Beth Guth (bethguth@ENTER.NET)
Sat, 6 Dec 1997 10:16:29 -0500
Oh no, not the banana song! I really, really liked it the first 40 or 50
times I heard it but.....
Our boys sing this song, last thing, EVERY meeting. They refuse all offers
of a new song or cheer. If we introduce something new they are great, then
ask (demand), "now can we do the banana song". The tigers are so taken
with it. It happens after the flags are retired.
1. Form a circle
last week the Wolf leader thought the circle was lopsided and had all boys
come tight around him like a huddle. Then had them take three giant steps
back. The way he did it was very funny and cute.
2. Cubmaster yells, "BANANA'S UNITE"
3. Boys stand straight, legs together, with arms straight over head, palms
together (as if they are starting a jumping jack--or forming a triangle)
4. Arms are slowly lowered while chanting, as if the arms are the peel of
the banana, knees seem to bend a little in rhythm (how to explain the
chant?-timing is included in the brackets, you don't say the words one
PEEL [one thousand one] PEEL [one thousand two] PEEL PEEL [one thousand
three] BANANAS [repeat one time]
[now arms are at boys side and they jump up and down like a pogo stick]
JUMP [one thousand one] JUMP [one thousand two] JUMP JUMP [one thousand
three] BANANAS [repeat one time]
[now boys lay on their backs, on the floor, with legs up in the air, the
demonstration occuring on my bed at this moment (and ONLY for the good of
the list is he allowed to jump on the bed this one time) shows the hands
clasped behind the knees, key seems to be wiggling the feet and legs. Its
like having a fit or a seisure really--I don't think you'll need to over
explain this part to boys]
GO [one thousand one] GO [one thousand two] GO GO [one thousand three]
BANANAS [repeat one time]
[then boys in unison shout] BANANAS SPLIT
[all boys run to back of room where parents are waiting]
The wolf leader or the cubmaster will often join in with this silliness,
including laying on the floor. You see the adults in the back of the room
smile at this. We all smile at the bananas. You can't help it. Pure,
unbridled joy is contagious.
A major indicator that it was time for the Webelos II's to fly the nest has
occured because they stand with a look of "I'm too mature for this" and
won't join in with our bananas anymore. I have been joking about our grown
up Webelos--I really understand how a mother bird feels.
If this doesn't do it, we could probably make a .wav file.
At 06:58 PM 12/5/97 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 97-12-05 10:16:13 EST, kharb@MAIL.CCNET.COM writes:
><< They did a yell that had to do with "bananas". I think they peeled
> and it ended
> with them going bananas.
> The boys really liked it and I have looked everywhere I can think of, but
> no luck.
> I was hoping that somebody out there might know how it goes.
> If you've heard of it, would somebody kindly send the words to me?
>According to my son the Summer Camp staffer, the words are:
>Form bananas, form form bananas (extend arms over head, hands together)
>Peel bananas, peel peel bananas (pantomime peeling)
>Eat bananas, eat eat bananas (pantomime eating)
>(dance or sway during all these)
>Go bananas, go go bananas (go bananas!)
>Scoutmaster, Troop 49
>a good old Eagle, too
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