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!
Adidgi, Adidgi, Ah ou ah!
(Last ah like air escaping from baloon)
Ric! tic! Ric-a-tic-a-tic!
(Repeated three times).
Teh rikkeh, teh gikkeh, teh geffen!
Last line pronounced: "Lehvay Spider-chef-ain!"
B - R - A - V - 0!
(Snap it out, short and sharp, like: Brow! Brow! Brow!)
(In Norwegian disguise)
I, gee, it ta keeh!
(Fremad means Forward; Spejdere = Boy Scouts, pronounced Spider.)
Leader: Who are we?
ENGLISH RANK CALL
Be prepared! Be prepared!
Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah!
(Repeat three times, imitating a locomotive with
Ray! Ray! Ray! Ray! Ray! Ray!
(Rays without arm-movements and gradually diminishing to finish.)
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!
Yokka-doola! Hicka-hoolal Yokka-doola-dayl
Breketex! Koax! Koax!
Hobble-Gobble! Razzle-dazzle! Sis-boom-bah!
We've done fine! We've done weIl!
Razzle-dazzle! Never frazzle! Not a thread but wool!
Boom-a-lacka! Boom-a-Iacka! Bow-bow-bow!
Karo-keero-kiro-kee! (Or Kore, kive, kate, etc.)
Chee-hee! Chee-hee! Chee-ha-ha-ha!
Cobba yah! Cobba yah!
Leader: Who are we?
(Alternative Version, In Norwegian disguise)
I, gee, it ta keeh! I, ee, jip!
Chickerlicker! Chickerlicker! Chow,
(Last line pronounced "Day danskay spider corpse." meaning "The Danish Scout Association.")
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Last modified: August 20, 2012.