2016-17 Sing Ontario Sing Challenge

Theme: Singing Across Canada



A great campfire follows a specific pattern. It starts out slow and inviting and then quickly moves into familiar and fun songs: loud, repeat-after-me, or action songs. After reaching the fever pitch, the campfire changes; it becomes more meaningful and reflective and finally brings everyone together for closing.

This Challenge is intended to be used as a guide for campfire leaders to build a memorable campfire to share with others. Many of the songs may be new to you and that is OK. The best campfires teach a new song or two! If you know very few of them, then we encourage you to add a couple at a time to become familiar with some songs from across this great country of ours. You may also substitute a favorite song that you already know from a particular region of the country. We have classed the songs into where they might fit in a campfire but feel free to mix it up!

This year’s Sing Ontario Sing challenge is divided into five regions:
  1. Atlantic Provinces
  2. Central Provinces (Ontario & Quebec)
  3. Prairie Provinces
  4. British Columbia
  5. Northern Territories
Requirements to earn the crest:
  • Sparks must do a song from 3 different Regions of their choice. One should be new to them.
  • Brownies must do a song from 4 different Regions of their choice. One should be new to them.
  • Guides must do a song from each of the 5 Regions. One should be new to them.
  • Pathfinders, Rangers, Trex, Link and Trefoil must do 2 songs from each of the 5 Regions. One should be new to them.
Song List

Atlantic Provinces

  • Ode to Newfoundland
  • Canadian Boat Song
  • My Bonnie
  • Squid-Jiggin’ Ground
  • Swimming Hole
  • Backyard Song
  • Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor
  • I’se the B’y
  • Hole in my Bucket
  • Donkey Riding
  • The Land Of New Brunswick/La Terre du Nouveau Brunswick
  • Barges
  • Ballad of the Bluenose
  • Island Hymn
  • Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • Let Me Fish off Cape St. Mary’s
  • Windows
  • New Brunswick Grace

Central Provinces (Ontario & Quebec)

  • Au Clair de la Lune
  • Frère Jacques
  • Moose Song
  • Alouette
  • En Roulant Ma Boule
  • Little Rabbit Foo Foo
  • Land of the Silver Birch
  • My Paddle (Canoe Song)
  • A Place to Stand (Ontari-ari-ari-o)
  • Beaver Song
  • An Iroquiois Lullaby
  • Remember Me

Prairie Provinces

  • Come Along with Me
  • Saskatchewan Song
  • Junior Birdsmen
  • Old McDonald
  • Woodsmoke Song
  • Ham and Eggs
  • Ain’t No Flies on Us
  • Itchy Flea (Flea Fly)
  • Western Grace
  • Alberta Hiking Song
  • Golden Prairie Song
  • Time with You
  • Dearest Friend
  • The Happy Wanderer
  • Listen to the Earth

British Columbia

  • Tall Trees
  • For this is British Columbia
  • I Like the Flowers
  • Rain Song
  • Chinese Fan (My Shipped Sailed from China)
  • Red River Valley
  • The Bear Song
  • It Rained
  • Creina Good Night

Northern Territories

  • NWT Guide Song
  • 40 Years on an Iceberg
  • Ooh Ka Lay La
  • Song of the North
  • Canada’s Far North
  • Waltz of the Yukon
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