On the way home, we were singing in the car when Aubrey suggested that we try the new words to this song. So she started, "Oh, an ostrich went yodeling . . . "
My troop seems to have a history of misunderstanding song words.
Last fall we went to a council event where adults who were Girl Scouts
in the 1930's to
1970's shared their memories with current Girl Scouts. One of the things my girls learned was a singing game involving passing an object around a circle. The song words are:
"The wonder ball goes round and round.
Pass it quickly you are bound,
Hold it not!
If you're the one to hold it last
Then for you the game is past.
You are out!"
While playing the game, my girls (bridging Cadettes last year) kept
looking at one another and giggling. I could not figure out what
was so funny until
we were driving home from the event, still singing, and I realized that the girls were singing, "The Wonder Bra goes round and round . . . "
Cadette Leader, Knoxville, TN, USA
"Girl Scouts together
That is our song
Winding the old trail
Rotten and wrong.
Learning our motto
Playing in the creek.
Girl Scouts Together
Wherever we wee-wee."
Berea, KY, USA
Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council
Mary Jo Brechtl
Waunakee, WI (Girl Scouts of Black Hawk Council), USA
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