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February 2013 - Feature Campfire - The Klondike Gold Rush

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February 18, 2013
 
Hi Everyone,
 
Sorry this month's campfire is getting to you so late.  I just got back from an amazing Guide Winter Friendship Camp at Tangletrees.  Our weekend theme was "The Klondike Gold Rush."  All 57 of us had a blast. 
 
We had a very special guest visit us on Saturday, Klondike Kate - Kennedy Jensen. She told us stories about the real Klondike Kate - Kate Roswell and shared her stories about being Edmonton's Klondike Kate during Klondike Days.  She was amazing and the girls really enjoyed her visit.
 
For this weekend camp, I prepared a special campfire based on our Klondike Theme.  I didn't want to let the cat out of the bag till after the camp.  So here it is.  Hope you enjoy it.
 
Also, all my camp resources, such as my Activity Book, etc. for a Klondike Camp will be posted on my Guiding With Guider Dusk Resources Facebook page.  If you haven't already joined the group, you'll want to!
 
Hope everyone has an awesome month celebrating Lord and Lady Baden Powell's Birthday.
 
Your sister in Guiding
Guider Dusk (Dawn)

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Campfire Opening……….

 

 

Give Me the Light of the Campfire

 

Give me the light of the campfire the wind in the pine

The moon in the heavens the stars that shine

A place where all men travel, make friends of all kind

A place where all men’s trouble are always left behind.

 

Give me the light of the campfire warm and bright

Give me some friends to sing with, I’ll be there all night

Love’s for those that find it, I’ve found mine right her

So, give me the light of the campfire

And the songs we love to hear.

 

 

On July 17, 1897, the steamship Portland arrived in Seattle from Alaska with 68 miners and a cargo of “more than a ton of solid gold” from the banks of the Klondike River in Canada's Yukon Territory. This set off a rush to Alaska and an era of prosperity in King County that lasted for more than a decade Seattle residents woke to the sound of newspaper boys hawking an extra edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer with the following headline:

 

GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! GOLD!

Sixty-eight Rich Men On

the Steamer Portland

STACKS OF YELLOW METAL!

Some Have $5,000, Many Have More

A Few Bring Out $100,000 Each

THE STEAMER CARRIES $700,000

 

 

The Great Adventure………

 

 

Walk Around

 

Rivers that sparkle and rush along free

Forests so tall and green

Dressed in her finery, Canada fair

None are as lucky as we.

 

Chorus:

Oh-h-h, walk around, look around

Take the time to say

How lucky I am that I live in this land

Of Canada today.

 

All kinds of people from faraway lands

Blended into one

Customs and cultures we're willing to share

As true Canadians.

 

Pioneers suffered to settle this land

The New World was its name

Fairness and freedom they wanted for all

Let's live up to what they claim.


Miles of highway are ours to explore

An ever-changing view

Four different seasons we know and enjoy

Whether rich we be or poor.

 

 

Oh Suzanna

 

I came from down Seattle way

with my washpan on my knee
I'm going to the Yukon,
the gold dust for to see.

 

It rained all night the day I left,     
the weather it was dry
The snow so cold I froze to death,
Suzanna don't you cry.

 

Oh, Susannah, Oh, don't you cry for me
I'm going to the Yukon with my washpan on my knee.

 

I’ll soon be in Dawson City
and there I'll look around.
And when I see the gold lumps there,
I'll pick them off the ground.

 

I'll scrape the mountains clean, my boys,
I'll drain the rivers dry.
A pocketful of rocks bring home,
So, Suzanna don't you cry.

 

Oh, Susannah, Oh, don't you cry for me
I'm going to the Yukon with my washpan on my knee.

 

 

Buying Supplies to make the long journey……….

 

 

The Quartermaster’s Store

 

Chorus:

My eyes are dim, I cannot see,

I have not brought my specs with me,

I have - not - brought - my - specs - with - me!

 

There were eggs, eggs, eggs with hairy legs,
In the store, In the store
There were eggs, eggs, eggs with hairy legs,
In the Quartermaster's store.

 

There was cheese, cheese, cheese with knobbly knees……….

 

There was bacon, bacon, unless I was mistaken……….

 

There was bread, bread, harder than your head……….

 

There were fleas, fleas, eating all the peas……….

 

There was butter, butter, running down the gutter……….

 

There were mice, mice, digging in the rice……….

 

 

The Miner’s Pal……….

 

 

The Old Gray Mare

 

The old gray mare,
She ain't what she used to be
Ain't what she used to be,
Ain't what she used to be
The old gray mare,
She ain't what she used to be
Many long years ago.

Many long years ago,
Many long years ago,
The old gray mare,
She ain't what she used to be
Many long years ago.

 

 

On Mules We Find – Tune:  Auld Lang Syne

 

On mules we find two legs behind

And two we find before

We stand behind before we find

What the two behind are for

 

When we’re behind the two behind

We find what these are for

So stand before the two behind

Behind the two before.

 

 

The Journey up the Chilkoot Pass..........

 

 

Side By Side

 

Oh! We ain't got a barrel of money;
Maybe we're ragged and funny.
But we travel along, singing a song,
Side by side.

 

Oh we don't know what's comin' tomorrow;
Maybe it's trouble and sorrow,
But we'll travel along, sharin' our load,
Side by side.

 

Through all kinds of weather,
What if the sky should fall?
Just as long as we're together,
It doesn't matter at all.

 

When they've all had their quarrels and parted,
We'll be the same as we started,
Just traveling along, singin' a song,
Side by side.

 

 

Tyrolean Trampling Song (2-Part Song) - Switzerland

 

Tra la la la la la la la,

Tra la la la la la la la,

Tra la la la la la la la,

Tra la la la la la la la.

 

 

The Miners Go Marching

 

The Miners go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching one by one,

The little one stops to suck his thumb

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The Miners go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching two by two,

The little one stops to tie his shoe

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The Miners go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching three by three, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching three by three,

The little one stops to climb a tree

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The Miners go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching four by four,

The little one stops to shut the door

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The Miners go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching five by five,

The little one stops to take a dive

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

 

The Miners go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching six by six, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching six by six,

The little one stops to pick up sticks

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The Miners go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching seven by seven,

The little one stops to pray to heaven

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The Miners go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah

The Mines go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching eight by eight,

The little one stops to shut the gate

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The Miners go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching nine by nine, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching nine by nine,

The little one stops to check the time

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The Miners go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah

The Miners go marching ten by ten,

The little one stops to say "THE END"

And they all go marching up the Chilkoot

To get out of the cold, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

 

 

Fun at Dawson City………

 

 

I Have Lost my Underwear – (Tune:  Bye, Bye Blackbird)

 

I have lost my underwear,

I don't care, I'll go bare.

Bye, bye long johns.

 

They were very good to me.

Tickled me:  hee, hee, hee.

Bye, bye long johns.

 

How I miss that little trap door behind me,

If you see them you know where to find me.

 

I have lost my underwear.

I don't care, I'll go bare.

Long johns, Bye, Bye!

 

 

Bicycle Built for Two

 

Daisy, Daisy,

Give me your answer do

I'm half crazy,

All for the love of you

It won't be a stylish marriage

I can't afford a carriage

But you'll look sweet

Upon the seat

Of a bicycle built for two

 

 

The Ladies of Dawson City…..

 

 

Clementine

 

In a cavern, In a canyon,
Excavating for a mine,
Dwelt a miner forty-niner,
And his daughter Clementine.

 

Chorus:

Oh my darling, Oh my darling,

Oh my darling Clementine,

You are lost and gone forever,

Dreadful sorry Clementine.

 

Light she was and like a fairy,
And her shoes were number nine;
Herring boxes, without topses,
Sandals were for Clementine.

 

Drove she ducklings to the water,
Every morning just at nine;
Hit her foot against a splinter,
Fell into the foaming brine.

 

Ruby lips above the water,
Blowing bubbles, soft and fine;
But Alas! I was no swimmer,
So I lost my Clementine.

 

When the miner forty-niner,
Soon began to peak and pine,
Thought he oughter "jine" his daughter,
Now he's with his clementine.

 

In a corner of the churchyard,
Where the myrtle boughs entwine,
Grow the roses in their poses,
Fertilized by Clementine.

 

In my dreams she still doth haunt me,
Robed in garments soaked in brine.
Though in life I used to hug her,
Now she's dead, I'll draw the line.

 

How I missed her, how I missed her
How I missed my Clementine.
So I kissed her little sister,
And forgot my Clementine.

 

 

K-K-Katy

 

K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy,
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore;
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the cowshed,
I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy,
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore;
When the m-m-m-moon shines,
Over the cowshed,
I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door.

 

 

Hello!  Ma Baby!

 

"Hello ! ma Baby,
Hello ! ma honey,
Hello ! ma ragtime gal,
Send me a kiss by wire,
Baby, my heart's on fire !
If you refuse me,
Honey, you'll lose me,
Then you'll be left alone;
Oh baby, telephone
And tell me I'm your own.

 

 

Participative Story……….

 

 

The Gold Miner

 

Miner:            “There’s gold in them thar hills!”

Gold:              “Eureka!”

 

There once was a GOLD MINER.  He was a tired MINER who had been prospecting for GOLD for months without much luck.  So one day the MINER sat on the rock all depressed.  He was not always a tired MINER.  He used to be full of energy and hope. 

 

The MINER heard about the GOLD in the Yukon and wanted to strike it rich himself.  The MINER spent half of his money to buy supplies and buy a ticket on a ship to Skagway to find GOLD.  It didn’t matter that the MINER didn’t have much money left.  He was going to find GOLD and be rich.  It didn’t matter that he was going to be alone in the Yukon, with no family or friends.  He was going to find GOLD and be rich and go home to his friends and family. 

 

So the MINER got on the ship.  He was not much of a sailor and was seasick most of the time.  And the food was terrible.  And the bugs on the ship!  The voyage to Skagway was long and boring and rather smelly.  Just think, no bath for how long?  But it didn’t matter.  He was going to find GOLD soon and be rich and go home.  Throughout the voyage the MINER was dreaming about GOLD.

 

Finally the ship arrived in Skagway.  What a place – full of activities and people!  The MINER spent most of his remaining money buying tools for GOLD digging and panning and he headed to the Chilkoot Pass.

 

It was a very long journey to Dawson City.  And he was exhausted when he finally arrived.  The MINER was very lucky to stake a claim.  There the MINER dug for GOLD and he panned for GOLD.  He looked and looked – and looked some more for GOLD.  The MINER worked for months looking for GOLD.  His money was almost gone.  And he was so homesick.  So he sat on this rock complaining about his lack of luck in finding GOLD. 

 

A passerby heard his mumbling and suggested that he look under the rock he was sitting on.  With a shrug, the MINER took the stranger’s advice and dug where he was sitting.  And guess what?  Sure enough he found GOLD.

 

The moral of this story is instead of sitting around and complaining about a problem, just get off your rock and do something about it.

 

The End.

 

 

Spiritual……….

 

 

Sing Hosanna!

 

Give me oil for my lamp, keep it burning

Give me oil for my lamp I pray

Give me oil for my lamp, keep it burning

Keep it burning till the light of day

 

Chorus:

Sing Hosanna, sing Hosanna

Sing Hosanna till the break of day

Sing Hosanna, sing Hosanna

Sing Hosanna till the break of day

 

Give me joy in my heart keep me praising

Give me joy in my heart I pray

Give me joy in my heart keep me praising

Keep me praising till the break of day


Give me peace in my heart keep me resting

Give me peace in my heart I pray

Give me peace in my heart keep me resting

Keep me resting till the break of day


Give me love in my heart keep me serving

Give me love in my heart I pray

Give me love in my heart keep me serving

Keep me serving till the break of day

 

 

Vespers……….

 

 

The Mining Day - Reading

 

When you come to the end of a Mining Day

And you sit in the campfire light,

And the sky has turned from the blue to the grey,

And the shades of the coming night,

Do you think what the end of a Mining Day

Can mean in a miner’s life

When the whistle blows and the flag comes down,

And there’s peace in the world of strife?

 

Well, this is the end of a Miner’s Day,

Near the end of our journey, too,

And the days that are gone cannot be recalled:

What have they meant to you?

For we’ve shared the same tent and walked side by side,

The streets of this old world trod.

In sun and rain we’ve done our best,

And we’re closer grown to God.

 

 

Taps

 

Day is done

Gone the sun

From the lake,

From the hills,

From the sky,

All is well

Safely rest

God is nigh.

 

 

 

 

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Genius is the gold in the mine;

talent is the miner who works and brings it out.