Hello, and welcome to my campfire song site
Over the years I've had loads of fun at campfires so as I
have a particularly bad memory, I decided to make a written record of the songs that I like. I also thought it might be useful for anyone else looking for songs etc. that they can learn, sing and enjoy.
The content of this website was originally based on a songbook I put together
a few years ago for some leaders on a training course. If you'd like a copy you can download the original songbook
(complete with spellig mistakes) in Adobe pdf. form using the link towards the bottom of this page.
Since then it has grown a bit and continues to develop gradually as I come across
songs I like and enjoy and when I get 5 minutes to mess around with the site.
Camp fires are not quite as naff as they may sound. People young and old love
to join in an quickly learn that it's OK to make a fool of yourself in front of other people. This contributes
towards the great level of self confidence shown by the young people who take part in Scouting.
This isn't a book of instructions on how to run a camp fire, although
there are some tips on one of the pages. It is just a collection of songs and stuff that I happen to like, and that I think
go down well with an audience.
If you have any songs or anything that you think could be added, please let
me know as the best way for us all to learn more songs is to swap with each other. You can leave them in the guestbook along
with any comments or observations that you may have if you would like to.
All the best
This site is dedicated to the ladies of the
West Glamorgan Beaver / Cub Leaders Mafia
(The Godmothers - you know who you are)
of whom I am, as always, terrified.
When a Godmother says "Julian, do me this favour, run a campfire at the funday", you can't
say no unless you want to wake up with a horses head next to you.
I thank you.