old boy scout song lyrics
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12 Mar 2004 18:49 PST
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old song: "Back to Gilmore, happy land. He's going to buy his ticket if he can,"
Re: old boy scout song lyrics
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 12 Mar 2004 19:03 PST
Dear osobehr-ga; Thank you for allowing me an opportunity to answer your interesting question. Here are the lyrics to the scout campfire song ?BACK TO GILLWELL HAPPY LAND? from the Wood Badge Song Book: BACK TO GILWELL I used to be a Beaver, and a good old old Beaver too. But now I've finished Beavering, I don't know what to do. I'm growing old and feeble, and I can Beaver no more, So I'm going to work my ticket if I can. Chorus: Back to Gillwell, happy land; I'm going to work my ticket if I can. You should insert your own patrol name, where appropriate, using the full name - even though Buffaloing or Anteloping (or whatever) may seem awkward at first?example: I used to be a Pigeon, and a good old Pigeon too, But now I've finished pigeoning I don't know what to do, etc,, I used to be a Raven, and a good old Raven too, But now I've finished ravening, I don't know what to do, etc,, Below you will find that I have carefully defined my search strategy for you in the event that you need to search for more information. By following the same type of searches that I did you may be able to enhance the research I have provided even further. I hope you find that that my research exceeds your expectations. If you have any questions about my research please post a clarification request prior to rating the answer. Otherwise, I welcome your rating and your final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us. HAPPY MEMORIES! Tutuzdad ? Google Answers Researcher INFORMATION SOURCES CAMPFIRE SONGS http://home.earthlink.net/~troop613/songs.htm#back_to SALTNEY FERRY CAMPFIRE SONGS http://www.benyon.plus.com/song.htm SEARCH STRATEGY SEARCH ENGINES USED: Google ://www.google.com SEARCH TERMS USED: Scout campfire songs
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Re: old boy scout song lyrics
From: jintorcio-ga on 23 Jul 2004 07:41 PDT
There's a bit more to this song... It's used as part of "Wood Badge" training for Boy Scout leaders. It refers back to Gilwell Field, a clearing on an estate outside of London called Gilwell Park where, in 1919, Sir Robert Baden-Powell began training Scouters. Today, wherever a Wood Badge training course is held, an area is designated as Gilwell Field - a virtual link to the original. The concept of "working the ticket" comes from the fact that, at that time, military men were expected to pay their own way home after being discharged from service. To make the journey cost less, soldiers would look for transfers to locations closer and closer to home as they neared the end of their service - this was know as "working your ticket." In today's training courses, participants leave with a list of "tickets" or assignments to be done to complete their training. They "work their ticket" back to Gilwell. This song is taught at all Wood Badge training classes worldwide. The order of patrols is significant - there are standards for them in each country. In the US, they go: Beavers, Bobwhites, Eagles, Foxes, Owls, Bears, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Ravens, Crows, Wolves, Hawks, Carsons, Bridgers, Clarks, Boones, and "Staffers" - those teaching the course.
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