by Duane S. Crowther
Do a Good Turn Daily! is a fun Scouting song that has a catchy melody with spoken words interspersed (in “rap” style). Though it’s an easily sung tune, it has a significant and memorable message for every youth in the Scouting programs.The song comes with a 3-page piano accompaniment, plus a separate 2-page vocal score which includes the “rap” parts and a list of actions the singers can use throughout the piece. This is a song that Webelos and Scout-age boys really enjoy learning and performing, and it will stick with them throughout their lives!
We’re gon-na do a good turn daily, a new one every day. We’re gon-na do a good turn daily ’cause that’s the Boy Scout way.
(1) May I help you cross the street? (2) Let me help you to your seat! (3) I’ll sho-vel snow from all the walk! (4) I’ll help my sis-ter learn to talk!
When we do good turns we feel real-ly good ’cause we’re do-in’ what we know we should.
(5) Since you’re tired I’ll mop the floor! (6) I’ll dash right down to the gro-c’ry store! (7) I’ll walk our dog so you can rest! (8) I’ll sand and paint the Ce-dar chest! [gasp] Real-ly?
We’re gon-na do a good turn dai-ly, it’s a life-time slo-gan we’ll o-bey.
(9) I’ll call my bro-ther, if he’s late! (10) I’ll tend while you go on your date! (11) I’ll help my mom to fix the treat! (12) I’ll always think of some-thing neat!
We’ll do our ver-y best! Yep, our ver-y, ver-y best to DO A GOOD TURN DAI-LY! Yeah!