Stop For A Minute… And Think

I really, really like this song and I think you will too:

Purim Videos Galore

The Jewish holiday of Purim is coming up in about a week.  In the run up, it seems that 2789572 related videos have been posted to Youtube.  Some of them are very similar so it begs the question of which came first and if any of the groups are copying each other.

The Maccabeats, an accapella choir from Yeshiva University, made famous by their “Candlelight” video for Channukah this past winter, have come out with a new one for Purim:

The Fountainheads, a group from The Israeli Academy for Leadership have created a video based on the same song parody:

I wonder whose video will become more popular…


The Happy Wanderer

So many camp songs seem to have been forgotten.  I’d love to help bring them back.  I think they bring the staff together, help improve morale, and increase dedication to the camp and to the experience.  Camp songs are also just plain fun.

I realize this past weekend at camp that many of my favorites seem to have been forgotten.  Brian Hackworth and I led one of my favorites (although, yes, I do have a lot of favorites) at dinner pass-out on Sunday night.  It’s called “The Happy Wanderer”:

I love to go a wandering
Along the mountain track
And as I go I love to sing
My knapsack on my back

Valderi, Valdera, Valderi
Valderi, Valdera,
My knapsack on my back


I wave my hand to all I see
And they wave back to me (Hi there)
And the black birds call so loud and sweet
From every greenwood tree (With spirit)


Oh may I go a wandering
Until the day I die (He’s dead)
And may I always laugh and sing
Beneath God’s clear blue skies (‘Till the end)
Beneath God’s clear blue skies

The Camp Famous Eagle Song

I need to post about my visit to camp this past weekend, but in honor of today being the first full day of campers for the 2010 camping season at Camp Famous Eagle, S-F Scout Ranch in Knob Lick, Missouri, here is the Camp Famous Eagle song.  I will post other camp songs throughout the summer.  Enjoy!

Rolling hills, winding trails
Famous Eagle’s challenging you
Building friendships, camp under the stars, the stars

Famous Eagle land of a million Scouters’ dreams
Famous Eagle time to discover golden schemes
Famous Eagle chance to find out what Scouting means


So if you’ve come and you want to understand
Just what it is that will make a boy a man
Famous Eagle calls, do you listen if you can


(Words and music by Jack Jaworksi)

Camp Famous Eagle Sign/Nickel, S-F Scout Ranch

Camp Famous Eagle Sign/Nickel, S-F Scout Ranch