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The Gilwell Song, Spring 2007

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Wait a minute Ea..don't rush the Gilwell yet..you forgot

 

I'm growing old and feeble and I can Staff no more!!

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

 

Sue M.

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"growing old and feeble "?

I was old and feeble!

Now I'm starting to think I'm ancient and decrepit!!

Before I can start to work the ticket I'd have to write it:

Ten minutes looking for the pen.

Ten minutes looking for the bifocals.

Twenty minutes trying to remember what my vision was?

By that time Rory and Joe need to go out for a Doggie constitutional stretch of their legs.

Have to re-find the pen.

Remember that the bifocals are on top of the old noggin.

By which time I'm feeling tired and weary and thinking "What the heck!! Tomorrow is another day!!"

Seen in another thread that my good pal Beaver had a birthday last week (Many happy returns.)I think he said he hit the big 50.

I hit it 18 months back. Received a few cards telling me I was over the hill!!

I must be! But it's a lot easier coasting down the darn hill than it was peddling up it -Wheee!

Ea.

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>Seen in another thread that my good pal Beaver had a birthday >last week (Many happy returns.)I think he said he hit the big >50.

>I hit it 18 months back. Received a few cards telling me I was >over the hill!!

>I must be! But it's a lot easier coasting down the darn hill >than it was peddling up it -Wheee!

>Ea.

 

LOL!! Not to interupt the song but you know how us old foggies are..we have to talk while we can still remember what we were going to say!!!! ;) When I hit that half-century "benchmark" 3 years ago...a couple of friends of mine who live in other states secretly conspired with my best friend here, to have the grim reaper show up at the Scout meeting...complete with bouquet of black balloons!! It was very unexpected and quite memorable. The boys got a real kick out of it too!!

 

sue m

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

But now I've finished Beavering and 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!

 

Back to Gilwell, Happy Land,

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

 

And I did 25+ years ago. Course WWBSC134.

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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!

 

 

Wise Owl Patrol

NC-362 1981

Camp Kanza Kansas

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

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

I'm growing old and feeble, and I can BARE 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!

 

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Sigh.

 

Apparently we are not teaching WB Order anymore, or even my own fellow brainy owls have forgotten it...

 

Beaver

Bobwhite

Eagle

Fox

Owl

Bear

Buffalo

Antelope

 

Staff (we let them play too).

 

Sigh.

 

 

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

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

I'm growing old and feeble, and I can FOX 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!

 

 

a sly fox c 22 01

 

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Gee, a Fox just sang... :)

 

I used to be an OWL

And a Good Old OWL too (hoot hoot)

But now I've finished OWLing

And I don't know what do do (hoot hoot)

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!

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

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

I'm growing old and feeble, and I can BARE 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!

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"Nice to see I'm not the only one with this song stuck in my head for all eternity"

 

Whenever I sing my daughter (4 y.o.) a bedtime song, she wants "the Animal Song" and she sings it with me.

 

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Well, now that we have thoroughly discussed the song, and we finally got through the official order to my position...

(thread started in May-it''s now Sept)

 

Spring has sprung

Fall has fell

the weather here

is hotter than usual.

 

I used to be a Buffalo [stomp]

and a good ol'' Buffalo, too.

But now I''m finished Buffaloing,

I don''t know what to do.

I''m getting 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.

 

I got to visit Gilwell,

and Brownsea Island, too.

Became a B-P Fellow

and met the Jambo Crew

supporting World Scouting

Is now my major plan,

and, 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.

 

Joy, Peace Love

in our second century

Tuji Mini

California

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Well, now that we have thoroughly discussed the song, and we finally got through the official order to my position...

(thread started in May-it''s now Sept)

 

Spring has sprung

Fall has fell

the weather here

is hotter than usual.

 

I used to be a Buffalo [stomp]

and a good ol'' Buffalo, too.

But now I''m finished Buffaloing,

I don''t know what to do.

I''m getting 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.

 

I got to visit Gilwell,

and Brownsea Island, too.

Became a B-P Fellow

and met the Jambo Crew

supporting World Scouting

Is now my major plan,

and, 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.

 

Joy, Peace Love

in our second century

Tuji Mini

California

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