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Well it's such a lot of fun

 being a Guide with you.

 

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   1. Being a Guide With You – Judy Barker. 1

2. Guide Law Song – Brandis Purcell 2

3. Guide Marching Song – Mary Chater. 2

4. I Am One Voice – Don Eaton. 3

5. I Can Make a Difference – Dorothy Lind. 3

6. Let Me Call You Sister (Tune of "Let me Call you Sweetheart") 3

7. Let’s Get Together Now – Brandis Purcell 3

8. Lu-La. 4

9. Music Is Fun – David Asplund. 4

10. On My Honour – Cindy Dasch. 5

11. One World (2-Part Round) 6

12. Our Cabaña Song (Canción de Nuestra Cabaña) - Mexico. 6

13. Our Chalet Song – Joseph Bovet. 7

14. Pax Lodge Song – Julie Felix. 7

15. Sangam Song – Comdr. Japheth. 7

16. Sister Guides (Tune of "Edelweiss") 8

17. Sisters in Guiding – Jane Darby. 8

18. Sister, Sister

19. The Images of Guiding – Myra Slind. 9

20. The World Song – Gavin Ewart. 9

21. Who’ll Come A-Scouting – (Tune: Waltzing Matilda) 9

 

 

List 5 other songs you could use for your Well-Known Guiding Song.

 

Song Title

Composer

Source

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Some of my Guiding favourites:

 

1. Being a Guide With YouJudy Barker

 

We'll have a good time, singing a song,

Learning new things as we travel along.

Well it's such a lot of fun being a Guide with you.


Make some good friends, try something new,

I'm doing new things I never thought I could do

And it's such a lot of fun being a Guide with you.


Being a Guide means being a friend,

Working together until the day's end,

Laughing along, singing a song, sharing a dream or two.


The future is ours; it's just round the bend

I know I'm prepared and I've got a friend

And it's such a lot of fun being a Guide with you.


Being a Guide means lending a hand

And being a Guide means taking a stand.

Spreading goodwill all over the land.

Making our dreams come true.


I'm singing it loud, I'm singing it clear,

'Cause I've got a message I want you to hear

And it's such a lot of fun being a Guide with you

Oh yeah, being a Guide:

Well it's ever so much fun being a Guide with you.


2. Guide Law Song Brandis Purcell

 

I challenge myself with the Guiding Law

To be honest and true

To be wise in the use of resources I have

To respect myself and others too

To know and to use my gifts and skills

To protect our common world

Live with courage and strength

And to share in the joys

Of the Guiding sisterhood!

3. Guide Marching Song Mary Chater

 

Chorus:       

They are Guides, all Guides

And in unexpected places

You'll meet their friendly faces

And a ready hand besides

And there's not much danger

Of finding you're a stranger

For Commissioner or Ranger

They are Guides, all Guides

 

Who are these? Swinging along the road,

With a pack on the back, a song in the heart, to ease the load?

It is 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


Who are these? Living beneath the sky

While the simmering sun, the pattering rain, the clouds pass by

They will dine beneath the boughs and their leader always vows

That they're never afraid of wasps and hardly ever afraid of cows


Who are these? Sitting around the fire

They'll be happy to have your company if that is your desire

And the evening will be gay at the sunset of the day

With a song to sing and a tale to tell and many a tune to play


Who are these leaving the beaten track,

They are climbing high to the open sky and they 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

 

Final Chorus:

They are Guides all Guides

At this moment you will find them

With one hundred years behind them

And a steady heart besides

For in need or danger

They're friends with every stranger

And as Brownie, Guide and Ranger

They are Guides - all Guides!


4. I Am One VoiceDon Eaton

 

I am one voice and I am singing

I am one voice and I am singing

I am one voice and I am singing

I am not alone.

 

We are two voices we are singing

We are two voices we are singing

We are two voices we are singing

We are not alone.

 

We are a hundred voices singing

We are a hundred voices singing

We are a hundred voices singing

We are not alone.

 

We are a million voices singing

We are a million voices singing

We are a million voices singing

We are not alone.

 

I am one voice and I am singing

I am one voice and I am singing

I am one voice and I am singing

I am not alone.

 

5. I Can Make a Difference Dorothy Lind

 

I can make a difference, yes I can;

I can be a friend and lend a hand;

I can make a choice and take a stand,

And I can change the world! Oh,

 

I can make a difference; yes I can;

I can be a friend and lend a hand;

I can make a choice to take a stand,

And I can change the world!

 

You can make a difference, yes it’s true;

You can choose the things you say and do;

You can help the earth and people too,

And you can change the world! Oh,

 

You can make a difference, yes it’s true;

You can choose the things you say and do;

You can help the earth and people too,

And you can change the world.

 

We can make a difference if we try;

We can work together, you and I;

We can do our part so by and by

We can change the world! Oh,

 

We can change it;

Yes, we can change it.

 

6. Let Me Call You Sister (Tune of "Let me Call you Sweetheart")

 

Let me call you sister

I'm a Girl Guide too.

Let me hear you whisper

All the Guide Laws through.

Keep your Girl Guide Promise,

In your heart so true,

Let me call you sister,

I'm a Girl Guide too.

 

7. Let’s Get Together NowBrandis Purcell

 

Come along with me to a place I know,

Where the grasses bend, where the breezes blow.

Where the lake is smooth and the maples grow,

It’s a gift for me and you.

 

On a village green underneath the sun,

We will live and laugh ‘til the day is done,

And the joys we share there with everyone,

Will be ours the whole day through.

 

Chorus:        

Let’s get together now, we’ll show each other how,

We’ll make this dream reality.

And if it is to be, I know it’s up to me.

Let’s sing a song of harmony.

 

When the stars come out and the moon in bright,

We will sing our songs by the campfire light.

With the welcome rest of a peaceful night

We’ll begin the day anew.

 

‘Oh, this friendly world is a dream!’, you say;

But with hearts and hands we will find a way

To a better world, and a better day;

It begins with me and you.

 

 

Lu la le lu la le lu la lu la lay

Lu la lu la lu la lu la lu la lay

Lu la le lu la le lu la lu la lay

Lu la lu la lu la lay

 

This is a good “international” song. It can be sung several times, one of the groups calling out the name of a different country each time. The singing is softer or louder depending on whether the country is far or near.

 

9. Music Is FunDavid Asplund

 

Music is fun! Let’s sing together.

Come on along and sing with me!

Let yourself go, Feel the rhythm.

Join in harmony.

Music is fun, the singin’ is easy.

Come on along and you will hear

Melodies ring. Sing that music,

Join in harmony.

 

Stand up! Stand up and be counted.

We’ll sing this happy song.

Stand up! Stand up and get started,

Come on and sing along.

 

I love rhythm and harmony.

Sing that melody.

I love jazzy rhythm.

Come and groove with me.

 

I love rhythm and harmony.

Sing that melody.

I know you will want to sing along with me!

We’ll sing! We’ll sing in the morning.

The song begins with you.

We’ll sing! We’ll sing in the evening,

And all the whole day through.

 

Music is fun! Let’s sing together.

Come on along and sing with me!

Let yourself go, Feel the rhythm.

Join in harmony.


Music is fun, the singin’ is easy.

Come on along and you will hear

Melodies ring. Sing that music, join in harmony.

Join in harmony. Join in harmony.

Join in harmony.

MUSIC IS FUN!

 

10. On My HonourCindy Dasch

 

Chorus:       

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 hurt someone, then I'm to blame

If I help 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 one for you

If you need a friend, then I will come

There's plenty more where I come from

 

Come with me where a 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.


 

A plea for one world is heard in many different lands.

This is a plea of a world that is hungry for peace.

 

Let all men come together

Let all men come together

Striving to make the world better,

Pledging their lives to peace.

 

 

'Neath the grand Sierra Madre

On a plain in Mexico,

Lies our beautiful Cabaña,

Where Girl Scouts and Guides go.

Oh, come then to see the mountains,

The cactus and sunny skies;

Hear the cricket in the evening

And see the white moon arise.

 

When you see the warm red roofs

You think of hearts that glow with cheer

And the walls of sturdy stone work

Stand for friendship so dear.

Each day there is filled with laughter,

Each evening is filled with song,

And our stay in Our Cabaña

Gives us memories life-long.


When we go to Our Cabaña

We will find ourselves at home;

There's a greeting smile so friendly

And a handshake so warm.

So come now to Our Cabaña

World friendship to increase,

And carry to your homeland

International peace.


13. Our Chalet Song Joseph Bovet

 

High up, high on the mountain

We founded Our Chalet

High up, high on the mountain

We founded Our Chalet

Its sloping roof and wide

Will shelter us without a care

And each and every Guide

Shall find a welcome there


High up, high on a mountain

We'll go to Our Chalet

High up, high on a mountain

We'll go to Our Chalet

Our simple life is free

Our hearts are light

Our songs are gay

We ever shall remember

The joys of Our Chalet


High up, high on the mountain

We founded Our Chalet

High up, high on the mountain

We'll go to Our Chalet

And this its dedication

Shall never fail nor be undone

Each race, each creed, each nation

Beneath its roof are one

 

14. Pax Lodge Song Julie Felix

 

Chorus:       

We wish you love. We wish you light.

We wish you colors soft and bright.

We wish you light. We wish you love

We wish you peace on the wings of a snow white dove.

 

And with our sisters by our side

We learn to lead, we learn to guide.

We clear the path, we pave the way

To peace on earth, to a brighter day.

 

Sometimes the road is hard and long,

And yet together we are strong.

And as we weave life’s tapestry

Each color blends in harmony.

 

Wherever we wander, wherever we roam.

Pax Lodge will always be our home.

A place where strangers soon are friends.

I’ll meet you there, where the rainbow ends.

 

15. Sangam SongComdr. Japheth

 

The symbol of oneness, Sangam is our pride

Where love and affection don't change like the tide.

Regardless of color, religion or creed,

To spread benevolence, we're sowing the seed.

Guides of all nations, together we stand,

In good will and friendship, united our band.

To help the weak and aged, we make ourselves strong.

To gain inspiration, we always sing this song.

Sangam, O Sangam.

Symbol of oneness.


16. Sister Guides (Tune of "Edelweiss")

 

Sister Guides, sister Guides

We are thinking about you

'Round the world flags unfurled

Always ready to greet you

Promise and Law may we aim to keep

Standards higher and higher

In this way may we say

May God's blessing surround you.

 

17. Sisters in Guiding Jane Darby

 

I haven't met you personally,

But one glance confirms a friend I see;

For behind the trefoil and the smiles,

Lies strong ideals linking hearts and minds,

That banish time and miles.


Chorus:       

You are my sister in Guiding,

You're a friend I can confide in,

No matter if you're a diff'rent race,

Young or old, from some far place,

As sisters in Guiding we share a secret drive,

To make this world a better place in which to be alive.

 

From around the world we throng,

Eight million people can't be wrong,

Guides are found in many lands,

You're never far from a friendly smile

And willing, lending hands.


So we travel on together

Through the bright and stormy weather,

Striding forth in work and game,

We are joined by the Guiding spirit,

The world is ne'er the same.


 

Sister, sister walk with me

I’ll walk with you if you’ll walk with me

I’ll walk with you if you’ll walk with me

Sister won’t you walk won’t you walk with me.

 

Sister, sister sing with me

I’ll sing with you if you’ll sing with me

I’ll sing with you if you’ll sing with me

Sister won’t you sing won’t you sing with me.

 

Sister, sister camp with me

I’ll camp with you if you’ll camp with me

I’ll camp with you if you’ll camp with me

Sister won’t you camp won’t you camp with me.

 

Sister, sister remember me

I’ll remember you if you’ll remember me

I’ll remember you if you’ll remember me

Sister don’t forget don’t you forget me.

 

19. The Images of GuidingMyra Slind

 

When I think back to days gone by, my heart plays a merry tune

Of dancing ‘round the toadstool ring and campfire nights in June.

 

Chorus:        

The images of Guiding are precious, clear and strong.

I keep them ever close to me, carried in a song.

 

There are time that I remember well from Guiding days and yet

I know no matter what I do, I never will forget.

 

On my honour and my promise true, I go from day to day,

I do the best that I can do; my Guiding leads the way.

 

20. The World Song Gavin Ewart

 

The way is clear as we march on and see our flag on high

Is ever 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 loved the true and good

Whose 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.

 

21. Who’ll Come A-Scouting(Tune: Waltzing Matilda)

 

Once a mighty soldier, beloved by his fellow men

Under the shade of the flag of the free

Took some boys and trained them,

Made them strong and brave and true,

Who’ll come a-Scouting, a-Scouting with me?

 

Keep on a-working, never a-shirking,

Carry out the rules as he wanted them to be,

And we’ll sing as we out our shoulders and our brains to work,

Who’ll come a-Scouting, a-Scouting with me?

 

Soon the little band grew, swelling great in number,

Through other countries, one, two, three,

Then around the world it spread,

Stronger, ever stronger,

Who’ll come a-Scouting, a-Scouting with me?

 

Keep on praying, keep on saying,

If we work hard enough, then we’ll stay free.

And we’ll sing as we put our shoulders and our brains to work,

Who’ll come a-Scouting, a-Scouting with me?

Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Outre-Mer