Selected Girl Scout Songs

Not everyone thinks of themselves as a “singer” and that’s ok! No matter your singing skill, stand up and lead with enthusiasm to strengthen troop bonds with the comradery of group singing!

Boom Chicka Boom  

This is a call and repeat song, or “This is a Repeat After Me Song.” These songs are great for building energy and for spending energy! In outdoor spaces, girls can yell at the top of their lungs or sing while they’re hiking. They’re easy for our littlest girls to learn quickly. They’re inclusive because all girls can participate immediately even if they’ve never sung the song before. This song is fun and creative because you can introduce any lyric “style” you want, at any speed or any volume. Try race-car-driver style (zoom chicka zoom), laughing style (just laugh through the whole thing), toomuch-sugar style (sing as fast as possible), underwater style (put your index finger horizontal on your lips and go up and down while speaking), or anything else you make up!


This is a Repeat After Me song!
I said a-boom chicka boom!
I said a-boom chicka boom!
I said a-boom chicka-rocka-chicka-rocka-chicka boom!
Oh yeah,
One more time,
A little bit (fill in the blank…faster, slower, louder, or name a style)

I’m Being Eaten By a Boa Constrictor!  

This song uses hand motions to help girls follow along. It has a bigger vocabulary so it’s a good match for older girls. Add or take away lines to match the group’s attention span.


Oh, I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor,

Oh no, It’s nibblin’ my toe.
Oh, gee, It’s up to my knee.
Oh my, It’s up to my thigh.
Oh, flip, It’s up to my hip.
Oh, fiddle, It’s up to my middle.
Oh, yes, it’s up to my chest.
Oh, boulder, it’s up to my shoulder.
Oh, heck, It’s up to my neck.
Oh, dread, It’s up to my hehmmmmmmmmmmffffffffff . . .

Make New Friends   

This is the classic Girl Scout song, typically sung at the end of troop meetings while the troop stands in a Friendship Circle. Most troops sing just the first and second verses but there are many verses to add as the girls mature to remember more lines.


Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver and the other gold.

A circle is round, it has no end.
That’s how long I want to be your friend.

A fire burns bright, it warms the heart.
We’ve been friends from the very start.

You have one hand, I have the other.
Put them together we have each other.

Silver is precious, gold is too.
I am precious and so are you.

You help me, and I’ll help you
and together we will see it through.

The sky is blue, the Earth is green
I can help to keep it clean.

Across the land, across the sea
Friends forever we will always be.


This song has strong connections to the friendships built at summer camp. This is a quiet, winding-down song perfect for the end of a great day with Girl Scout friends.


MMM…I want to linger,
MMM…A little longer,
MMM…A little longer here with you.

MMM…It’s such a perfect night,
MMM…It doesn’t seem quite right,
MMM…That this should be my last with you.

MMM…And come September,
MMM…I will remember,
MMM…My camping days and friendship true.

MMM…And as the years go by,
MMM…I’ll think of you and sigh,
MMM…This is goodnight and not good-bye.