Troop 662 (originally 262) Richmond Hill, Queens. Without a doubt the best times of my life and the best friends I ever had and still have. There was nothin like goin’ ta TMR!!!! I live in Florida now but I make it a point to go back home when I can and always take a drive up to Narrowsburg and visit TMR. Went up this summer and stayed a Bob Landers for 3 days. Took my kids, they love it there. My daughters 15 & 12 have been there before. This time I had my son (15 months old), he had his TMR baptismal, I took him swimming in the Delaware! Catching red efts (brought home a few for my tank)with him and exploring the old camps and trails. It was the highlight of my summer, can’t wait to go back again, and yes “I AM AN EAGLE SCOUT!”
IN A QUEST TO HELP MY 6 YR OLD TO EARN HER BROWNIE (GIRL SCOUT)BADGE, WE HAD TO PLAY CHINESE JUMP ROPE. I WENT LOOKING FOR RULES – FOUND A SITE WWW.GAMESKIDSPLAY.NET THAT HAS ALL KINDS OF RULES FOR “CLASSIC” KIDS GAMES AS WELL AS RHYMES FOR JUMP ROPE….NEVER THOUGHT THIS 39 YR. OLD BODY COULD DO IT, BUT WE HAD AN EXCELLENT TIME! WE LAUGHED UNTIL WE CRIED…… I WOULDN’T TRADE THAT TIME TOGETHER FOR THE WORLD…… ON TO DOUBLE DUTCH!!!!!!!!
this is in response to what JPC mentioned about rikki tikki tembo and the other song. in Girl Scouts we sang a song that was the American version: Chorus: Eddie-gootchie-gatchi-gamie-toast-a-nammie-toast-a-namme-sammi-gammie-wacki-brown.*with hand motions of course!* fell into the well fell into the well fell into the deep dark well. i know it as suzy jones
Thanks for all of the great information. I think I finally have enough information for my Girl Scout Brownie Troop. I have been racking my brain trying to remember how we played Chinese jumprope. It was about to drive me nuts. Thanks for giving me my memory back. At 46 the game was really under some cobwebs!! What a relief!! Now if I could just remember some of the rhymes we sang. All I can remember is: “I like coffee, I like tea, I’d like (name) to jump in with me me” That is when there are two jumpers. Is that Double Dutch? We played this kind of jumprope in Miami Fla in the 60’s.
Or…does anyone know the rest of this song?I think I learned it in girl scouts.The tune is to The Battle Hyme of the Republic. Oh…I wear my pink pajamas in the summer when it’s hot and I wear my pink pajamas in the winter when its not And sometimes in the spring time and sometimes in the fall…I jump right in between my sheets with nothing on at all. I thought there might be a chorus. Thanks!!
Hi everyone! The songs on here are great! Bring back so many memories!!! Here’s a few more I didn’t see on here yet: … another great ‘product song’… Comet! It makes your mouth turn green, Comet! It tastes like Vaseline, Comet! It makes you vomit, So get some Comet and vomit today –Sung to the tune of the song they whistled in “Bridge Over the River Kwai” (sp?) Then, a favorite Girl Scout bus ride song… A ding-dong, dong, dong, dong Oh (name) don’t wear no socks… I was there when she took ’em off… She threw ’em on a bed… Now the bed is turning red! A ding-dong, dong, dong, dong A ding-dong, dong, dong, dong A Ding-Dong- (and the person named would start a new verse, naming someone else…using a different rhyme) Some of ours were: She threw ’em in the air… Now all the birds need Medicare! She threw ’em in a box… Now the box has chicken pox! She threw ’em on the chair… Now the chair is growing hair! Anyone else know this & more verses??? And one last one (sung at school alot for some reason-but of course NEVER in front of the nuns!): There goes (name) floatin’ down the Delaware chewin’ on (her /his) underwear Couldn’t find another pair Ten days later bitten by a polar bear That’s how the polar bear died! Pretty mean, as it was always used to taunt the more unpopular kids!
Grown men and women wept. Children were amazed. About seven years ago, I was a Cub Scout Den Leader, and seeking something dangerous to do with the guys, I had them fill a supply of beer caps with candle wax, colored with a few drops of Crayola (not including “flesh”). I didn’t tell them why. They didn’t care, ’cause it was fun burning eachother with the wax. The following week, I drew a board in my suburban driveway, and introduced the game to the group. The next step was to set up a demo for the whole Cub Pack, but since the meetings were indoors at night, I had the boys make a board on a 4’x4′ piece of masonite, using black paint & stencils for the boxes & numbers. We took the board to the next Pack meeting. The results were as stated at the top. I even brought the board to a company picnic. Imagine Skully & grass coexisting! Best of both worlds.
I have occasionally found the “real” old-fashioned metal jacks at Walmart. I have also just ordered 5 dozen of them from www.oriental.com for a Girl Scout event I am conducting on “Games of Yesteryear.” One really needs the metal jacks as the ones made from plastic do not have the right “weight” to them and “skitter.” I was hoping to find a website giving the old rhymes to the game. I used to play it, but don’t remember the rhymes. Any help?
Troop # 20 in Bath Beach Brooklyn in the 50’s Good subjects you never forgot. Cooking,Knots,First Aid,Friends,Summer Camp. My other friends liked the Sea Scouts, Ty Cobb Baseball teams.