WJ'55 Masthead Scouts Canada

WJ'55 Anniversary Song

Words by Bob Prentice, Jamboree attendee and Niagara Area Scouter-at-Large, March 4, 2005. Sung to the tune of "When I'm Sixty-four" by the Beatles.

When I was younger, barely a Scout,
Fifty years ago;
Just outside of town there was a jamboree,
It was really something to see.
Out on the commons,
Down by the lake,
Who could ask for more?
Hair is receding, But I'm still leading,
Though I'm sixty-four.

Scouts of every colour
Came together one another,
It was quite a sight;
Such a sea of green.
Skills and games and songs at night,
And lots of pork and beans.

If you go back to where we were then,
Fifty years ago,
There are many changes in the old quaint town,
Jamboree site still can be found.
Thanks for the mem'ries
Part of my past,
There, forever more.
Old human being, still Jamboreeing,
Though I'm Sixty-four.