Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Troop Program Ideas: Girl Scout Sing-a-long

Need a few quick activities for your next troop meeting? The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council's Troop Program Ideas, published in the months between the Golden Link, gives Daisy, Brownie and Junior troop leaders fun ideas for games, songs, crafts, snacks and ceremonies to use throughout the year!

Here is one of our favorite songs! If you like it too, stay tuned for the next publication of Troop Program Ideas, here, and on our Council Publications webpage.

The Ash Grove

The ash grove how graceful, how plainly 'tis speaking. The wind through it playing has language for me. Whenever the light through its branches is breaking, A host of kind faces is gazing at me.

The friends from my childhood again are before me Each step brings a memory as freely I roam. With soft whispers laden the leaves rustle o'er me The ash grove, the ash grove alone is my home.

Down yonder green meadow where streamlets meander. When twilight is fading I pensively roam. Or in the bright noon tide in solitude wander, Amid the dark spaces of that lonely ash grove.

‘Twas there while the black bird was cheerfully singing. I first met my dear one the joy of my heart. Around us for gladness the blue bells were springing. The ash grove, the ash grove that sheltered my home.

My lips smile no more, my heart loses its lightness; No dream of the future my spirit can cheer. I only can brood on the past and its brightness. The dear ones I long for again gather here. From ev'ry dark nook they press forward to meet me; I lift up my eyes to the broad leafy dome, And others are there, looking downward to greet me. The ash grove, the ash grove, again is my home.

Google to find the tune to this song, or any Girl Scout song