Song Leading
A Skill That Can Be Learned

Love to sing, but not sure how to start teaching others? Here are some great guidelines for the emerging song leader—no matter what age you are.

Choosing Songs

Leading Songs


  • Pax Lodge Songbook
  • Sangam Sangeet/Sangam Songbook
  • Girl Scout Pocket Songbook
  • Girl Scout Brownie Songbook
  • Check your Girl Scout council or camp library. There may be songbooks available for check-out.
  • Campfire Songs, edited by Irene Maddox, Rosalyn Blankenship, and Rosalyn Cobb. Old Saybrook, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press. This has some fun songs.
  • Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook, edited by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson. Bethlehem, Pa.: Sing Out! Publications. This is a favorite resource for folk songs. It has chords, but not the music, with words for over 1,000 songs.
  • Girl Scouts Greatest Hits, Legend Music Web site at http://gsmusic.com. Information on recordings by Melinda Caroll (one CD featured is the result of a Girl Scout chorus).