Submitted by Penny Roberts, Director of “Songbirds,” Girl Scout choir
Remember all those great times of singing around the campfire or while hiking or waiting for an event to start? Remember how much Girl Scout songs add to ceremonies, play days, or otherwise just for fun?
Did you know that GSCO has a Girl Scout choir? It’s called “Songbirds” and has been in existence for about 14 years. “Songbirds” was created in an effort to keep Girl Scout songs alive, learn new songs, and help promote Girl Scouts in general for special events, publicity, fundraising, and lots of other functions.
“Songbirds” meets on the third Saturday of every month September through April. We meet at the Berthoud Elementary School in Berthoud, Colorado. A guitar lesson is offered from 9–10 a.m. for anyone 10 years of age or older, who wants to learn and practice, with the end of performing with the choir, singing at camp and for more fun and music. From 10 a.m. – noon, the singing part of the choir works to learn and practice songs from all eras.
Why do Girl Scouts sing? For fun, of course! It’s traditional, universal, brings people together, and celebratory for many occasions.
What do Girl Scouts sing? They sing graces, camp songs, rounds, motion songs, campfire songs, lullabies, international songs in foreign languages, traditional Girl Scout songs, repeat and answer songs, clapping games with songs, regional or seasonal songs. The sky is the limit!
There is no registration required and no cost is involved. Anyone is welcome to come, of any age. Bring your troop, friends, neighbors, or family. The more you participate the more songs you will learn and the more members we have, the more we can learn and sing.
A 19-page song book is provided, as well as a guitar book for guitar students, and a clapping games book for everyone. For performances, we supply you with a royal-blue polo shirt with an embroidered logo. For outdoor or informal performances , we wear khaki bottoms, and for more formal occasions we wear black bottoms.
Please help us grow our choir to the end that we will become really famous! We hope to be invited to many performances in the year ahead. For more information, please contact director Penny Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 577-2027 or (970) 586-1775.