Today's younger generation might be computer literate and totally savvy when it comes to any high-tech challenge, but how are they when it comes to whittling wood, tying a reef knot (or a 'nonslip slip knot' as we Cubs knew it), lighting a campfire or having a complete grasp of the words and chorus of that gibberish but classic Scout song Ging Gang Gooly
? I must admit, I've been on my high horse a bit this week when it comes to the Cubs, Scouts and Guides after reading that today's members have been instructed that while out camping they should sit on chairs instead of the grass while eating, owing to the latest 'health and hygiene' advice.
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Without doubt someone, or several someones, dropped the proverbial 'gooly
' in not covering our racing through Open Check.
Let business and scouting march hand in hand and may the nation's boardrooms echo to the sound of 'Ging Gang Gooly
There's Gingan Gooly
, the double-jointed Indian spinner who travels folded into a kit-bag and is known as "The Little Fakir".
THE audience who turned up to watch the Scouts lustily singing their way through their annual show got more than Gin Gan Gooly
for their trouble.
The traditional song sung by Scouts is Ging Gang Gooly
but in 1992 the movement tried to update its image by releasing a rap record.
Gysi; Gooly Mooly Publishing, Box 978, Enderby, British Columbia, Canada V0E 1V0; 160 pages (8 1/2 x 11) paperback; $15.50 ppd.
Gysi's homestead is called Gooly Mooly Art Farm (naturally there's a story behind that name.
Self-reliance is at the heart of learning and working at Gooly
Mooly Art Farm near Enderby, B.C.
It was hard to escape their beady, brightly blinking "eyes," their modulated, metallic chatter and their gooly
, glowing grins.
In the Scouts, the question of duty to God is far more important than knots, ging gang gooly