The Song Challenge
“The Song” Challenge has been put together, to help share a new song for Guiding, to celebrate the Senior Section Spectacular. It was an idea thought up by a Suffolk Guider, which became a reality earlier in 2016.
The Song that was chosen, “The Way Old Friends Do” (original by ABBA, on the Super Trouper Album 1980), is not a classic pop song & can easily be found on Youtube in its original format. It is more like a quiet folk song, the original words speaking of the bond of friendship, ideal for singing round a campfire or during meetings, which is why it was chosen.
The Abba song writing team have generously allowed us to use the original tune & also written new lyrics, especially for Guiding.
Martlesham District Guides & Rangers have spent 4 months, making a simple audio-visual clip, to teach other members the new song, which you can see and listen to here.
We have now created this Challenge Badge, with the approval of our County Commissioner, to help raise awareness of the song within Suffolk. Hopefully enough of you will want to take part, & sing the song, so we can share our little slice of Guiding Magic with you all.
If you’d like to sing this new song for Guiding, from one of the world’s greatest pop groups, please support us, by earning your badge. Find out how to earn this badge.
All profits from badge sales, will be split between The Girl Guide Friendship Fund, updating access for all, at our local Scout Hut on Martlesham Heath, & Girlguiding Suffolk’s new Guide Centre at Stoke Ash.