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The Gilwell Song, Spring 2007

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OK, OK

Now that I've found this thread,here goes:

 

 

I used to be a OWL, and a Good Old OWL too,

But now I've finished OWLING and I don't know what to do.

I'm growing old and feeble, and I can OWL no more!

So I'm going to work my ticket if I can!

 

Back to Gilwell, Happy Land,

I'm going to work my ticket if I can!

 

John

NE-IV-183

 

(edited for spelling)(This message has been edited by ustbeeowl)

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Whew! Thought my turn would never get here.

 

I used to be a BEAR, and a good 'ol BEAR too.

But now I've finished BEARING, I don't know what to do.

I'm growing old and feeble, and I can BEAR no more,

So I'm going to work my ticket if I can!

 

Back to Gilwell, Happy Land,

I'm going to work my ticket if I can!

 

C'mon Buffs

 

Matt

WE4-51-2-03

 

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In honor of all the good ole Buffalo's out there ...

 

I used to be a BUFFALO, a good ole BUFFALO too.

But now I've finished BUFFALOING and I don't know what to do.

I'm growing old and feeble, and I can BUFFALO no more!

So I'm going to work my ticket if I can!

 

Back to Gilwell, Happy Land,

I'm going to work my ticket if I can!

 

 

MTDScouter

C-47-05 - Buffalo

C-41-07 - Beaver Troop Guide

 

 

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Oh goody, it's my turn!

 

I used to be an antelope

A good old antelope too

But now I've finished anteloping

I don't know what to do

I'm growing old and feeble

I can antelope no more

So I'm going to work my ticket if I can!

 

Back to Gilwell, Happy Land,

I'm going to work my ticket if I can!

 

C-05-07 "Leading in the Right Direction!"

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Hey, I got to sing the song last night. I went to a troop COH where 8 WB'ers were beaded from two troops and one crew. Five of the folks were from the troop where the COH was held. I got to bead the first of my six Owls that I was Troop Guide for this last fall. I bead another at a Pack graduation this Friday. Two others have completed their ticket, but have not selected a beading date yet. The other two are continuing to work their ticket.

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Seems I missed the Bears.

But as a member of the Cuckoo Patrol ( Gilwell Park 1972) I as a rule when on this side of the pond get to sing a solo just before the Staffers chime in.

(We also had Kestrels,Panthers and Bulls. I had wanted to be a Kestrel. - Anything but a darn Cuckoo!! Many of my so called friends say it suits me? I have no idea what they mean.

I became a Bear when I took the old Cub Scout Course. I have met a couple who attended a Explorer WB Course and the patrols were named after famous explorers. I'm not sure how "Official" this might have been. The course in the UK no longer uses Patrol names. Last time I was home I had lunch with John Fogg the Director of Communications for the Scout Association, he told the story how at a Gilwell Reunion he stood between two Scouters, one from the USA and one from Japan. At the camp fire they sung Back To Gilwell, the two Scouter's sang their hears out with tears running down their cheeks -The English Scouter's didn't know the words!!)

Ea.

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E,

 

Now I've Got: "I used to be Cuckoo" in my mind :D

 

Gee, thanks ;)

 

Any staffers, before we do the "Here we sit..." for the staff?

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I think I'll wait for a couple of other Staffers to come on down -That way we can dance!!

E.

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Well, since there would be a Plethora of staffers, how about one line at a time...

 

Since I'm probably the newest staffer, just came back from my first weekend of WE4-45-1-07, I'll get 'er started.

 

 

"I used to be a Staffer...

 

 

Matt

WE4-51-2-03 Bear

WE4-45-1-07 Beaver Troop Guide

 

 

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I just got back from our first Course Development weekend for the August course here in Atlanta - what a great weekend! I'll join Eamonn and Matt.

 

... and a Good Ol' Staffer too,...

 

 

I used to be a Fox, as well...

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Hey All,

 

Just got back from our first weekend! It was awesome!

 

I'm an Owl!

 

"Hooo are we? Hoo? Hoo? Hoo? Hoo?"

(With apologies to The Who)

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Here we sat like birds in the wilderness

Birds in the wilderness

Birds in the wilderness

 

Here we sat like birds in the wilderness

Waiting for E to find the rest of the STAFF...

 

Waiting for E to find the rest of the STAFF...

Waiting for E to find the rest of the STAFF...

 

Here we sat like birds in the wilderness

Birds in the wilderness

Birds in the wilderness

 

Here we sat like birds in the wilderness

Waiting for E to find the rest of the STAFF!!!

 

DanKroh: From a fellow Owl (C-40-05): We hunt by night, we eat good, and we sleep by day. It's good to be an Owl!!! Welcome!

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Back to Gilwell, Happy Land.

 

(Thinking if all goes well I might nip over for the 2008 reunion an opportunity for some real cheese, real ale, real crumpets and really bad coffee -Well you can't have everything!!)

Ea.

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