Make New Friends is one of the first songs taught to new Girl Scouts. The words are simple. You can start by teaching just the first verse:
Make new friends,
But keep the old,
One is silver,
The other is gold.
When they have that verse mastered (after probably a year singing it at meetings!) they will be ready to learn the second verse:
A circle’s round
It has no end
That’s how long,
I want to be your friend.
When they have those two verses down (about Junior years!) you can teach them how to sing the song in a round! It’s a lot of fun and sounds really cool too at a parent ceremony.
The website My Virtual Songbook has the first 2 verses, plus a couple of additional verses. I think I have seen up to 10 verses somewhere before!
The video below shows a third verse I had never heard before – with rainbows! I don’t know if they made it up, but it is really cool!
Do you have a verse that I haven’t listed? What is your favorite verse to Make New Friends?
Yours in Scouting!