Guide Marching Song
(source: "Songs for Canadian Girl Guides", 6th ed., 1981. Music and words by Mary Chater; also found in "Girl Guide Songbook, Vol. 1", Girl Guides Association, 1984.)


They are Guides, all Guides
And in unexpected places
You'll meet their friendly faces
And a ready hand besides
And there's not much danger
Of finding you're a stranger
For Commissioner or Ranger
They are Guides, all Guides
Who are these? Swinging along the road,
With a a pack on the back, a song in the heart, to ease the load? 
It is eighty years or more since they crowded through the door,
And they're coming along as gay and strong as ever they came before

Who are these? Living beneath the sky
While the simmering sun, the pattering rain, the clouds pass by
They will dine beneath the boughs and their leader always vows
That they're never afraid of wasps and hardly ever afraid of cows

Who are these? Sitting around the fire
They'll be happy to have your company if that is your desire
And the evening will be gay at the sunset of the day
With a song to sing and a tale to tell and many a tune to play

Who are these leaving the beaten track,
They are climbing high to the open sky and they won't turn back
You may join them where you will for the gate is open still
And the Guides of today can find their way to the path across the hill

Final Chorus:

They are Guides all Guides
At this moment you will find them
With eighty years behind them
And a steady heart besides
For in need or danger
They're friends with every stranger
And as Brownie, Guide and Ranger
They are Guides - all Guides!