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Canadian Folk Songs
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December 2014 - The Christmas Story
November 2014 - Feature Campfire - Live a Healthy Life! Food, Nutrition and Exercise.
October 2014 - Feature Campfire - Halloween
June 2014 - Feature Campfire - Pioneers
May 2014 - Feature Campfire - Garden of Life
April 2014 - Feature Campfire - Fairy Tales ... Dreams Really Do Come True!
March 2014 - Feature Campfire - Irish and Everything Green!
February 2014 - Feature - A Thinking Day Celebration - Together We Change the World
January 2014 - Feature Campfire - Sing, Sing A Song!
December 2013 - Feature Campfire - My Favorite Holiday Friends
November 2013 - Feature Campfire - Lest We Forget
October 2013 - Feature Campfire - I'm Thankful
September 2013 - Feature Campfire - Getting to Know You
June 2013 - Feature Campfire - Summer Fun!
May 2013 - Feature Campfire - As We Hike Along
April 2013 - Feature Campfire - Earth Day
March 2013 - Feature Campfire - We Can Make a Difference - Celebrating International Women's Day
February 2013 - Feature Campfire - The Klondike Gold Rush
January 2013 - Three Cheers for 100 Years - Happy Birthday Alberta Girl Guides
December 2012 - Feature Campfire - My Christmas Wish
November 2012 - Feature Campfire - Let There Be Peace On Earth
October 2012 - Feature Campfire - Autumn Is My Favorite Season
September 2012 - Feature Campfire - Make New Friends
SURPRISE! June 2012 Feature Campfire - The Olympics, One World, One Dream
May 2012 - Feature Campfire - Camping Adventures
April 2012 - Feature Campfire - April Showers Bring May Flowers
March 2012 - Feature Campfire - Soar Like An Eagle - Celebrating Native Culture!
February 2012 - Feature Campfire - A Garden of Friendship and Love
January 2012 - Feature Campfire - A Winter Night's Dream!
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Shout it, shout it,
shout it out LOUD!


    1. A-De-A.. 2

2. Boomalacka. 3

3. Bravo. 3

4. Bravo. 3

5. Bravo. 3

6. Canadian Yell 3

7. Countdown Cheer. 3

8. Detergent Cheer. 4

9. For Goodness Sake. 5

10. For the Birds. 5

11. Great. 5

12. Hi Fum.. 5

13. Hola! Viva! 5

14. Jaybird. 6

15. La La. 6

16. Ogi, Oi 6

17. Pickle Factory Yell 6

18. Round of Applause. 7

19. Stupendous. 7

20. Thank-You. 7

21. The Special Clap. 7

22. Thunderation. 7

23. Timber Cheer. 7

24. Train Yell 7

25. Tree Cheer. 8

26. Wonderful 9

27. Wood, Stone, Feather and Bone. 9

28. World Centre Yell 9

29. Ziggy. 9



List 5 cheers you could use to celebrate or show appreciation:


Skit Title









Some of my favourites:



The leader says a line and the group echoes it.


A de

A de a

A de o





A de a

A de o

Tiddlee, Widdlee, Waddlee, Wo

Tiddlee, Widdlee, Waddlee, Wen

Let’s go back and do it again!

2. Boomalacka


Boomalacka, Boomalacka,
Chingalacka, Chingalacka,
Boomalcacka, Chingalacka,


3. Bravo


The cheer leader says:          

That deserves a Bravo ! We'll do this in a circle."
She then proceeds to have one end of the circle start with the 'BRR' sound and proceeds to point around the circle while they do the 'AVOOOO' sound.

The sound level should rise as more of the circle comes in.


4. Bravo


The cheer leader says:

"That deserves a real cheer. Give me a 'B'
(and the group responds with a resounding 'B',)
give me an 'R', etc. When all letters have been called,
"What have you got?" (Response of all: BRAVO!)



Bravo, Bravo, Bravo,


Bravo, Bravo, Bravo,

Very well done indeed!



Cumulative Yell


Tall trees, Mountains

Wheat across the Prairies

Snow and ice and blizzards

Maple syrup, maple syrup





It was 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, won-derful!


8. Detergent Cheer


Leader:                       Was it Tide?

Group:                        NO

Leader:                       Was it Oxydol?

Group:                        NO

Leader:                       Was it Artic Power?

Group:                        NO

Leader:                       Was it Cheer?

Group:                        NO

Leader:                       Was it Fab?

Group:                        YES! It was Fab-ulous!

9. For Goodness Sake


Leader:                       Give me an OFER!
Group:                        OFER!
Leader:                       Give me an OFER!
Group:                        OFER!
Leader:                       Give me an OFER!
Group:                        OFER!
Leader:                       What have we got?
Group:                        OH FER GOODNESS SAKE!


10. For the Birds


Leader:                       That calls for a High Flying Cheer. Was it a

Group:                        NO!
Leader:                       Was it a TWO?
Group:                        NO!
Leader:                       Was it a THREE?
Group:                        NO!
Leader:                       Was it a FOUR?
Group:                        YES! FOR THE BIRDS!




Start at one corner of the campfire circle and go around the circle getting louder till you say GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT! (Loud and fast).



Say the first four lines of this yell as quickly as you can. The “Miai-aow” gives an excellent chance for a lot of noise and a terrible face.


Hi Fum Diddle Hi

Ho Fol Lol

Tiddle Bats Catscall

Fol De Rol Lol



This is an Italian yell like our Hip! Hip! Hooray!


Hola! Hola! Hola!


Hola! Hola! Hola!


Hola! Hola! Hola!


Hola is ho-lah, Viva is Vee-vah. All words short and sharp.



For this chant, have the girls kneel with their arms around each other’s’ shoulders, so they can all bend forward each time they say, “whoop.”


Way down south not very far off

A jaybird died of the whooping cough

He whooped so hard with the whooping cough

That he whooped his head and his tail right off!



La la la la la la la la la

La la la

La la la

La la la



Divide the group in two. The first half will say “Ogi,” the other half will say “Oi.”


Ogi, Ogi, Ogi

Oi, Oi, Oi

Ogi, Ogi, Ogi (louder)

Oi, Oi, Oi (louder)

Ogi (very loud)

Oi (very loud)

Ogi, Ogi, Ogi (very, very loud)

Oi, Oi, Oi (very, very loud)



Group all chant together:


Tip it in, tip it in, tip it in,

Tip it in, tip it in, tip it in,

Vinegar, spice, flour of wheat.

Cauliflower, onion, gherkin beet,

They’re all tipped in an when they meet,



18. Round of Applause


You clap your hands while holding your arms straight and moving your hands around in a wide circular motion.



Is it carrots? - NO!

Is it peas? - NO!

Is it beef? - NO!

Is it stew? - YES!




A way of expressing thanks is to spell our “Thank-you” first, then whisper it, then yell it.







A group often has their own special clap, used to recognize a good effort. The leader usually starts the clap which can be almost any series of claps. A simple one is: 1-2-3-4, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3-4, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, 1.

The last clap is loud and when done together, most effective.


22. Thunderation


Thunder, thunder, thunderation

We're the Girl Guides Association

When we sing with determination

We create a sensation!

Repeat louder, etc.

23. Timber Cheer


When you point to one half of the group, they yell, CHIP!
When you point to the other half, they yell, CHOP!
Then alternate CHIP! CHOP! CHIP! CHOP! Faster and faster, ending with a loud "TIMBER!"


24. Train Yell


A chant for the whole group, this is a good one to use at the final campfire to thank the camp cook.


Coffee coffee (4 times slowly)
Cheese and biscuits
(4 times a bit faster)
Fruit and custard (4 times getting faster)

Beef and carrots (6 times faster still)
Fish and chips
(8 times very fast)
Soo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oup! (one lonely whistle)



Leader:                       Was it a bush?

Group:                        NO

Leader:                       Was it a flower?

Group:                        NO

Leader:                       Was it a weed?

Group:                        NO

Leader:                       Was it grass?

Group:                        NO

Leader:                       Was it a tree?

Group:                        Yes! It was Tree-mendous!    



Is it 4? - NO!

Is it 3? - NO

Is it 2? - NO!

Is it 1? - YES!



27. Wind, Stone, Feather and Bone


Wind, Stone, Feather and Bone

Rolling in the ocean guide us home. (repeat)


Wolf and Raven, Wolf and Raven

In my soul, in my soul. (repeat)


River, Sea, Cedar Tree

Howlin’ in the wind gonna set us free. (repeat)


Eagle and Salmon, Eagle and Salmon

In my soul, in my soul. (repeat)


28. World Centre Yell


Cumulative Yell


Sangam Pune

Pax Lodge London

Our Chalet Adelboden

Our Cabana Cuernevaca





Ziggy, ziggy, hoy, hoy, hoy
Ziggy, ziggy, hoy, hoy, hoy

If I ever die of a heart attack,
I hope it will be from playing my stereo too loud.
- Anonymous