Singing campfire songs is a beloved tradition for many Girl Scouts. Gathering around the fire under the stars, singing songs and creating memories is the quintessential Girl Scout experience. Here we have put together a collection of the best Girl Scout campfire songs to get your troop singing around the fire. Whether you’re looking for old classic favorites or new twists on a classic, these songs are sure to get your Girl Scouts singing and having a blast around the campfire.
Kumbaya is a classic campfire song that is beloved by many. The lyrics are easy to memorize and great for teaching younger scouts.
Lyrics: Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya. Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya. Oh, Lord, kumbaya. Someone’s crying, Lord Kumbaya.
- This Little Light of Mine
This Little Light of Mine is a timeless gospel song that is great for singing around the campfire. The uplifting and positive message behind the song matches perfectly with the spirit of the Girl Scouts.
Lyrics: This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
- If You’re Happy and You Know It
If You’re Happy and You Know It is a favorite campfire song for many Girl Scouts. This bright and cheerful song is sure to get the whole troop singing and laughing.
Lyrics: If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it. If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
- Frozen – Let It Go
This modern classic from the movie Frozen has been embraced by many Girl Scouts over the years. It’s a great song to sing around the campfire and encourages scouts to let go of the things that weigh them down and stand up for themselves.
Lyrics: Let it go, let it go. Can’t hold it back anymore. Let it go, let it go. Turn away and slam the door!
- The Climb
This uplifting song from Miley Cyrus encourages Girl Scouts to keep going no matter what obstacles they face. It’s perfect for singing around the campfire and getting scouts inspired.
Lyrics: There’s always gonna be another mountain. I’m always gonna wanna make it move. Always gonna be an uphill battle. Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.
This song from Sara Bareilles encourages Girl Scouts to stay strong and brave. It’s the perfect song for teaching scouts about the importance of standing up for themselves and never giving up.
Lyrics: Say what you wanna say. And let the words fall out. Honestly, I wanna see you be brave.
After singing around the campfire, your Girl Scouts will surely remember the experience. Singing these songs will bring them together and create memories that they will cherish for a lifetime. So grab some marshmallows, gather around the campfire, and get your Girl Scouts singing with this collection of the best campfire songs.