Category Archives: Guiding

Ging Gang Gooli

This song was originally written by Lord Baden Powell as a song all Scouts and Guides around the world could sing together because the lyrics were gibberish and not restricted to a mother tongue.

Ging gang gooli gooli gooli gooli watcha,
Ging gang goo,
Ging gang goo,
Ging gang gooli gooli gooli gooli watcha,
Ging gang goo,
Ging gang goo.

Hey la,
Hey la shay la,
Hey la shay la hey la ho oh!
Hey la,
Hey la shay la,
Hey la shay la hey la

Golly, Golly, Golly, Golly, Golly, Golly, Golly, Golly,
Oompa, oompa, oompa, oompa.

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Sally

This song repeats over and over, replacing Spark with different words. After Spark comes Brownie, then Guide, the Pathfinder, then Ranger, then Leader, then Mommy, then Grandma, then Angel, then ghost.

When Sally was a Spark,
A Spark,
A Spark,
When Sally was a Spark,
A Spark was she.

She went this way,
And that way,
And this way,
And that way,

When Sally was a Spark,
A Spark was she.

Final Verse:

When Sally was a ghost,
She went BOO!

This Little Guiding Light

This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel, NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel, NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel, NO!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Take my little light ’round the world,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Take my little light ’round the world,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Take my little light ’round the world,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Don’t you phwoo (blowing out noise) my little light out,
I’m going to let it shine.
Don’t you phwoo my little light out,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Don’t you phwoo my little light out,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Guiding light of mine,
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

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!

Brownie Circle Songs

Leprechauns 

Happy leprechauns are we,
helping friends and family.

Elves

This is what we do as elves,
think of others, not ourselves.

Gnomes

Here you see the laughing gnomes,
helping others in our home.

Sprites

Spritely sprites, we’re on our way,
play and laugh, and help today.

Brownie Opening Song

We’re the Brownies; Here’s our aim,
Lend a hand and play the game!

Tweenie Version

We’re the Tweenies, and we’ll try,
To be Brownies by and by.

A Tisket, A Tasket

This song is usually sung by Sparks while collecting Dues.

A tisket,
A tasket,
A sparkle for my basket,
Sparks do it day by day,
To join the fun through work and play.

Thunderation

Thunder, Thunder,
Thunderation.
We’re the Girl Guide,
Association.
When we work with,
Determination.
We create a,
SENSATION!

Progressively get louder each time you sing it. Then get suddenly quiet for the second last time. Shout the song the last time.

The Guide Marching Song

This song is sometimes used when Guides do their horseshoe. In that case, only the first two verses and the Chorus is sung, although it can be extended if more time is needed.

Who are we,
Swingin’ along the road,
With a pack on our back,
A song in our heart,
To ease the load?

It’s been one hundred years or more,
Since they crowded through the door,
And they’re coming along,
As gay and strong,
As ever they came before.

CHORUS
We are Guides.
All Guides,
And in unexpected places,
You’ll meet our friendly faces,
And a ready hand beside.

And there’s not much danger,
Of finding you’re a stranger,
For Commissioner or Ranger,
We are Guides.
All Guides.

Who are we,
Living beneath the skies,
While the shimmering sun,
The pattering rain,
The clouds pass by?

We will dine beneath the bows,
And our leader always vows,
That we’re never afraid of wasps,
And hardly ever afraid of cows.

CHORUS
Who are we,
sitting around the fire,
We’ll be happy to have your company,
if that’s your desire.And the evening will be gay,
at the sunset hour of day,
with a song to sing,
and a tale to tell,
and many a tune to play.CHORUS

Who are we,
leaving the beaten track,
We are climbing high,
to the open sky,
and won’t turn back.

You may join them where you will,
for the gate is open still,
and the Guides of today,
can find their way,
to the path across the hill.

Last Chorus:

We are Guides,
all Guides,
at this moment you will find us,
with a hundred years behind us,
and a steady heart besides.
For in need or danger,
we are friends with ever stranger,
as a Brownie, Guide, or Ranger,
we are Guides.
All Guides.

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.

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