Great Campfire Songs, Skits and Cheers

Songs, skits and cheers can be a lot of fun. They also help youth develop self-confidence and a love for performing.

Here’s a selection of the songs, skits and cheers you can find in the Scouts Canada Campfire Book—available from the Scout Shop, where all proceeds go back into Scouting.

Song: The More We Get Together

The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

The more we get together, together, together,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For you know that I know,
And I know that you know,
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Song: Ham and Eggs

(Gently tap knees rapidly to imitate the sounds of frying.)

Ham and eggs (sung by one group)
Ham and eggs (sung by another group)
I like mind fried nice and brown (sung)
I like mine fried upside down (echoed)
Ham and eggs (sung)
Ham and eggs (yelled by one group)
Flip ’em (yelled by one group)
Flip ’em (yelled by one group)
Flip ’em (yelled by one group)  

Skit: Dinner Special

Cast: Two customers, waiter. Dialogue can be expanded based on the situation.

Props: Table with tablecloth, candles, menus. Most important: a storybook.

Two customers enter a fancy seafood restaurant, study menus, etc. Waiter arrives to take orders. One customer asks for shrimp. The second says, “I’d like the lobster tail, please.”

Waiter says appropriate things, goes away and returns with a storybook, then sits down near customer two and begins reading aloud. “Once upon a time, there was a little lobster…”

Skit: The Lost Quarter

Cast: Five or more

Props: Flashlight

First acts as a lamp post, shining a light on the ground. Second is on hands and knees, searching around in the pool of light. Third person and enters and asks, “What are you looking for?”

“A quarter that I lost.” The third joins the search. The scene is repeated when the fourth and fifth characters enter. Finally one of them asks, “Where exactly did you lose the quarter?”

“Way over there,” pointing.

“Then why are we looking here?”

“Because the light is over here!”

Cheer: 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) 

Cheer: Buffalo Bonzo

Oh Bonzo, Oh Buffalo Bonzo
Oh Buffalo Buffalo Bonzo
Shreik-eeee-k (or other noise getting louder)

The Scouts Canada Campfire Book has many more delightful songs, skits and cheers—as well as fantastic campfire openings and memorable closings.

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