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There are few things which, like good and well rendered Yells, are able to create cohesion and enthusiasm.  Boys like to yell and to cheer, they like to let off steam one way or another.

Every Troop ought to have its own private yell, the boys ought to be encouraged to try developing new cheers, and plenty of practice should be given to this subject in order that the Troop may always be able to show its enthusiasm at meetings, rallies and, in fact, at all large get-togethers.

The following list of yells from several countries will probably help other Scoutmasters to create interest for this special phase of Scouting.



A - M - E - R - I - C - A!  
Boy Scouts!  Boy Scouts!  
U - S - A ! !


Adidgi, Adidgi, Ah ou ah!
Adidgi, Adidgi, zim, bom, bah!
Ah ou ah, zim bom bah!
Ah! Ah!!  A-a-a-ah!!!

(Last ah like air escaping from baloon)


Ric! tic!  Ric-a-tic-a-tic!
Hopsa! Hopsa! Hie!

(Repeated three times).


Teh rikkeh, teh gikkeh, teh geffen!
Viola, Vo-ola, effen!
Leve Spejderchefen!

Last line pronounced: "Lehvay Spider-chef-ain!"
meaning "Long live the Chief Scout!"


B - R - A - V - 0!
Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

(Snap it out, short and sharp, like: Brow! Brow! Brow!)


(In Norwegian disguise)

I, gee, it ta keeh!
I, ee, jip!
Spejdere, Spejdere!  Rip, Rip, Rip!
Kanta Teta Vah vah!
Kanta Teta Tar!
Fremad Spejdere! Fremad Spejdere!
Rah!  Rah!  Rah!

(Fremad means Forward; Spejdere = Boy Scouts, pronounced Spider.)


Leader: Who are we?
Chorus: We are the boys who make no noise!
Hoo-ha! Hoo-ha-ha!
Hoo-ha! Hoo-ha! Hoo-ha-ha!
F-I-V-E!  Five !   (or other Troop number).


Be prepared!  Be prepared!
Shout!  Shout!  Shout!
Tenderfoot!  Second Class!
First Class Scout!


Rah!  Rah!  Rah!  Rah!
Boy Scouts!  Boy Scouts!

(Repeat three times, imitating a locomotive with increasing speed.
Arm-movements like the piston.)

Ray!  Ray!  Ray!  Ray!  Ray! Ray!

(Rays without arm-movements and gradually diminishing to finish.)


Patrol Yells

Using the Patrol Yell 

Before you decide on your Patrol yell, go through the sample yells below. 

When your Patrol has made up or has picked the yells the fellows like, practice them until you can deliver them with real pep and enthusiasm. 

Then, if you want to honor a person or a place with a yell, you can fit your favorite yell for the occasion, by simply adding name of person or place to the yell--once or three times to suit the rhythm. 

But remember that a yell that's only a yell is not a yell at all! It isn't the noise that counts. It is the spirit and the meaning behind it that make the yell of value in your Patrol's life. 

Miscellaneous American Yells 

Who are we? Who can guess? Boy S-C-0-U-T-S! 
Boy Scouts! Boy Scoutst 
Yes! Yes! Yes!

Karaborrah-karaborrah! Sis-boom-bah! 
Chingareta-chingareta! Ah-ooh-ah! 
Zip-zum! Zip-zum! Zip-zum-zee! 
Eagles! Eagles! Yes, sire-ee! 

Boom-a-racket! Cheese-a-racket! 
Silent Panther! Rah! Rah! Rah! 

Rah-rah-rah! Mud or dust! 
We're the Otters! Shout we must! 

Skinna-ma-rink! Skinna-ma-ree! 
Who likes our Patrol? We! We! We! 

Yokka-doola! Hicka-hoolal Yokka-doola-dayl 
Yell for the Arrows! Hip-hip-horray! 

Breketex! Koax! Koax!
Breketex! Koax! 
Alala! Alala! 
Siss-s-s! Boo-oo-m! Beavers! 

Hobble-Gobble! Razzle-dazzle! Sis-boom-bah!
Lenapes! Lenapes! Rah-rah-rah! 

We've done fine! We've done weIl! 
Now for an ear-drum splitting yell! 
Panthers! Panthers! Panthers! 

Razzle-dazzle! Never frazzle! Not a thread but wool! 
All together, all together! 
That's the way we pull! 

Boom-a-lacka! Boom-a-Iacka! Bow-bow-bow! 
Ching-a-lacka! Ching-a-lacka! Chow-chow-chow! 
Boom-a-lacka! Ching-a-lacka! Who are we? 
We're the Foxes! Can't you see? ! ! 

Karo-keero-kiro-kee! (Or Kore, kive, kate, etc.) 
Rah-rah-rah for Forty-Three! (Or four, five, eight, etc.) 

Tutti-Frutti! Punch and Judy! 
Beaver Patrol will do its duty! 
Don't you worry! Don't you fret! 
Beaver Patrol will get you yet! 

Chee-hee! Chee-hee! Chee-ha-ha-ha! 
Bob Whites! Bob Whites! Rah, rah, rah!


Cobba yah! Cobba yah!
 Tanna canna kazu zah! 
Sharabuka marabara! 
Engonyama! Engonyama!
Book rah! Book rah! Narrabena cassarena! 
Iltongarra! Iltongarra!
Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!


Leader: Who are we? 
Chorus: We're the boys who make no noise! 
Hoo-ha! Hoo-ha-ha! 
Hoo-ha! Hoo-ha! Hoo-ha-ha! 
Eagles! Eaglesl Rahl ! (or other patrol name) 


(Alternative Version, In Norwegian disguise)

I, gee, it ta keeh! I, ee, jip!
Boy Scouts! Boy Scouts! Rip, Rip, Rip!
Kanta Teta Vah vah!
Kanta Teta Tar!
Forward Boy Scouts! Forward Boy Scouts!!
Rah!  Rah!  Rah!


Chickerlicker! Chickerlicker! Chow, chow, chow! 
Bomerlacker! Bomerlacker! Bow, bow, bow! 
Chickerlicker! Bomerlacker! Sis! Boom! Bah! 
Det Danske Spejderkorps! Rah! Rah! Rah!

(Last line pronounced "Day danskay spider corpse." meaning "The Danish Scout Association.") 


Fill your fayther's hickory jan! 
Hoobey-squarey I Oirish Mary!
Higgerum! Stiggerum! JUMP

See Also:

Scout War Songs

Campfires: The Heart of the Camp

Outdoor Adventure for Boys

Campfire Helps






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