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Camping and Outdoors

Page Toppers


Camping Page Ideas

I Don't Like to Camp

(Monica Anderson)

I've never ever liked to camp,
The air is cold, the ground is damp.
The birds are noisy in the trees,
The long, tall grass makes mommy sneeze.
I am afraid of wolves and bears.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I'd much prefer to shop at Sam's.
Oh yes I would son, Mom-I-Am.

I do not like the feel of fish,
Unless they're fried and on a dish.
I do not want to steal your joy,
Go with your Dad or with the boys.
Oh, yes, I know, "Matt's mom" is cool
She touches frogs. She's good at pool.
Perhaps you should go camp with her
If that is what you would prefer.

I simply do not like to camp.
I'd rather lick a hundred stamps.
I would not like it here or there.
I would not like it anywhere.
My son, I do not like to camp.
Please understand me, Mom-I-Am.


C - casually strolling though the woods
A - accepting the outdoors as our home
M - mischievous bears
P - plenty of fresh air
I - inviting nature to our table
N - nature's wonders
G - God's blanket that covers us

Camping ABC's

A is for accident
B is for burning
C is for Campfire (see burning, above)
D is for Duct tape . . . pack two rolls
E is for Excess Dirt
F is for Frog . . . they will find one and want to keep it
G is for Google . . . as in directions to GET there
H is for Hot, Hot Dog, or Hallelujah, we're leaving
I is for Ivy, see Poison . . .
J is for Jumping in the lake
K is for Kamping, as in too cute names for campgrounds
L is for Light . . . as in, Who packed the matches?
M is for More . . . More food, More blankets, More play time
N is for No, dear, no way
O is for Oh, no, she's in the Poison Ivy again!
P is for Please go get some Hydrocortisone Cream
Q is for Quick! (See cream, above)
R is for Rope, as in, you'll need a lot of it
S is for S'mores . . . no one likes them but everyone wants them
T is for Tan . . . you'll get one, but it'll all wash off (see dirt, above)
U is for Uncle Buck (wanna go camping with HIM?)
V is for Very Dirty
W is for Water . . . they won't like the campground's, and you won't have brought enough
X is for extremely tired . . . you will be at the end
Z is for Zebra . . . you won't see one unless you go to a zoo.

Building a Campfire

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

(Allen Sherman)

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
Here I am at Camp Granada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we'll have some fun
if it stops raining.

I went hiking with Joe Spivey
He developed poison ivy
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got ptomaine poisoning
last night after dinner.

All the counselors hate the waiters
And the lake has alligators
And the head coach wants no sissies
So he reads to us
from something called Ulysses.

Now I don't want this to scare ya
But my bunkmate has malaria
You remember Jeffrey Hardy
They're about to organize
a searching party.

Take me home, oh Muddah, Faddah
Take me home, I hate Granada
Don't leave me out in the forest where
I may get eaten by a bear.

Take me home,
I promise I will not make noise
Or mess the house with other boys
Oh please don't make me stay
I've been here one whole day.

Dearest Fadduh, Darling Muddah
How's my precious little Bruddah
Let me come home if you miss me
I would even let Aunt Bertha
hug and kiss me.

Wait a minute . . . it stopped hailing
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that's better
Muddah, Faddah
kindly disregard this letter.

Summer Camp

(Eileen Melia Hession)

I know she'll love the counselors,
And the kids she's going to stay with,
The reason that I'm crying so:
Now I'll have no one to play with.

Each Campfire Lights Anew

Each campfire lights anew
The flame of friendship true
The joy we've had in knowing you
Will last our whole life through.

And as the embers fade away
We wish that we might ever stay
But since we cannot have our way
We'll come again some other day.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To Thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

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Girl Scout Page Toppers

Girl Scout Page Ideas

Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
and responsible for what
I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and to be a sister to every
Girl Scout.

Scouting and Camp Fire ABC List

(This is a combined list for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and CampFire)

Also use names of kids in the Troop, individual badge names, places the troop visited, your counsel or area names, etc.

(much of this list was compiled by Jean Gifford--it is for free distribution only)

Cub Scout Promise

I promise to do my best
To do my duty to God and my Country
To help other people
And to obey the Law of the Pack

Law of the Pack

The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives good will.

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A scout is trustworthy, loyal,
helpful, friendly, courteous,
kind, obedient, cheerful,
thrifty, brave, clean
and reverent.

Boy Scout Page Ideas

In my son's Cub Scout Book, I drew a curving line across the top of the page and used the zigzag ruler to cut out paper banners to hang from the line. I put a sticker letter on each banner! (Donna d)

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