Category Archives: Closing

At a Time Like This

This song has a core verse and adds lines in between each time it is sung. The added lines are in brackets (-), and can be added from the top down each time the song is repeated. All previous added lines are sung as well. For example. The third time sung, it would go, “At a time like this, (bugga bugga) (tut tut) (nanu nanu).”

At a time like this,
(bugga bugga)
(tut tut)
(nanu nanu)
(whoop whoop)
(beep beep)
(WHOA YEAH!)

At a time like this,
(bugga bugga)
(tut tut)
(nanu nanu)
(whoop whoop)
(beep beep)
(WHOA YEAH!)

At a time like this,
Whoa!
I need my friends to help me.
(bugga)
(tut)
(nanu)
(whoop)
(beep)
(WHOA YEAH!)

Buddies and Pals

You and Me,
We’re gonna be partners,
You and Me,
We’re gonna be pals.
You and me,
We’re gonna be partners,
Buddies and Pals,
Buddies and Pals.

You and me,
We started out strangers,
You and me,
We come from a far.
You and me,
We started our strangers,
Now we are friends.
Now we are friends.

From now on,
We’re going to be partners,
From now on,
We’re gonna be pals,
From now on,
We’re gonna be partners,
Buddies and pals,
Buddies and pals.

Spark Gathering Song

As this song is sung, the Sparks come together and make circle.

We come into a circle, we make a great big ring,
We all join hands together, and then we start to sing.

We’re Sparks, Sparks, Sparks!
We’re Sparks, Sparks, Sparks!

Edelweiss

Edelweiss, Edelweiss,
Every morning you greet me,
Small and white,
Clean and bright,
You look happy to meet me.

Blossom of snow,
May you bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.

Edelweiss, Edelweiss,
Bless my homeland forever.

White Coral Bells

White coral bells,
Upon a slender stalk,
Lily of the valley,
Deck my garden walk.

Oh, don’t you wish,
That you could hear them ring?
That can only happen,
When the fairies sing!

Brownie Closing

This song is sometimes sung at the end of the Brownie meetings as an alternative to (or with) Taps.

Now run along home,
And jump into bed,
say your prayers,
don’t cover your head.

The very last thing,
I say onto you;
You dream of me,
And I’ll dream of you.

The Squeeze

This song is usually sung at the end of a meeting. The girls cross their arms and link their pinkies together in a circle. Everyone closes their eyes except the leader, who starts the “squeeze.” When the girls start singing, the leader squeezes one of their pinkies, squeezing the pinkie of the person next to them. When someone’s pinkie is squeezed, they squeeze their other pinkie, passing it on to the next person, and around the circle. The leader keeps their eyes open to track the squeeze around the circle, and make sure it’s passed on.

The song is sung twice, and whoever has the squeeze at the end of the second singing has to do a good deed for the next week. The following week, that person shares what good deed they’ve done before the squeeze is started again.

There are two versions of this song, but both are very similar.

The Brownie Version:

The squeeze is going around,
The squeeze is going around,
We do our best to lend a hand,
The squeeze is going around.

The Guide Version:

The squeeze is going around,
The squeeze is going around,
We’ll do a good deed everyday,
The squeeze is going around.

Land of the Silver Birch

Land of the Silver Birch,
Home of the beaver,
Where stands the mighty moose,
Wanders at will,

CHORUS
Blue lake and rocky shore,
I will return once more,
Boom didi ah da,
Boom didi ah da,
Boom didi ah da,
Boom.

My heart is sick for thee,
Here in the low lands,
I will return to you,
Hills of the north.

CHORUS

Swift as a silver fish,
Canoe of birch bark,
Thy mighty waterways,
Carry me forth.

CHORUS

Here where the blue lake lies,
I’ll set my wigwam,
Close to the water’s edge,
Silent and still.

CHORUS

First verse and Chorus good in a round with The Canoe Song sung twice.

The World Song

Our way is clear as we march on,
And see our flag on high!
It’s never furled,
Throughout the world,
For hope shall never die!

We must unite for what is right,
In friendship true and strong,
Until the earth,
In its rebirth,
Shall sing our song,
Shall sing our song.

All those who love the true and good,
Who’s promises were kept,
With humble minds,
Whose acts were kind,
Whose honour never slept!

These were the free,
And we must be,
Prepared like them to live,
To give to all,
Both great and small,
All we can give.
All we can give.

On My Honour

The first verse in this song is the Chorus, and can be sung between every verse (except before the last one, since the last one is a repeat of the Chorus). However, it can also be sung straight through, without repeating the Chorus, except at the end.


When teaching this song to younger girls, such as Guides, usually only the Chorus and maybe one verse is taught. Pathfinders and Rangers typically learn the whole thing.

On My Honour,
I will try,
There’s a duty to be done,
And I say aye,
There’s a reason here,
For a reason above,
My honour is to try,
And my duty is to love.

No one needs to know my name,
If I’ve hurt someone,
Then I’m to blame.
If I’ve helped someone,
Then I’ve helped me,
And that’s the way,
That it should be.

I’ve tucked away a song or two,
If you’re feeling low,
There’s on for you.
If you need a friend,
Then I will come.
There’s plenty more,
Where I come from.

Come with me where the fire burns bright,
We can even see better,
By its own light,
We can find more meaning,
In a campfire glow,
Than we’ve ever found in a year or so.

We’ve a promise,
To always keep,
And sing day is done,
Before we sleep,
We’re Girl Guides together,
And when we’re gone,
We’ll still be a trying,
and a singing this song.

On my honour,
I will try,
There’s a duty to be done,
And I say aye,
There’s a reason here,
For a reason above,
My honour is to try,
And my duty is to love.

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