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Bonecruncher Brownies, Scouts, Boys/Girls Brigade (35) RE: Brownies, Scouts, Boys/Girls Brigade 20 Aug 07


As a Cub, Scout, Queen's Scout and Scouter for 30 years I well remember the Camp fires.
Yes, there were song books. The Gilwell Camp Fire Song Book was one, a suitable size for a breast pocket as mentioned above. At one time I had another songbook, about A5 in size, which I bekieve was called The Scout Song Book.
Many song books were put together by Scout districts, or sometimes by town or city groups of Scouts and were of limited publication.
The closing song mentioned above, "Day is done, Gone the sun....." was known as "Taps". There was another closing song sometimes sung - "O Come and Go With Me, To My Father's House".
I well remember a Wareham Wail a few years ago when Lizabee and I got many people singing old camp fire songs around the fire upon which the pig had been roasted.
If you see someone at a late night impromtue sing, wearing a blanket covered with Scout badges it could well be me.
A quick trawl on Google looking for "Scout Song books - UK" came up with the folowing which could be of interest to someone. www.activityvillage.co.uk/scouts_guides_and_brownies.htm

Colyn.


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