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IGG PATHFINDER: Becoming a Guide 03

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Know Taps. This is sung at the end of a Guide meeting, at camp at the closing of the day and other events.
Guides learn ‘Taps’ which is sung at the end of Guide meeting/camp.


Materials Needed

Words of Taps (sample template in uploaded file)
Coloured markers


Guides can make and decorate a card with the words of Taps to help them to learn them.
Most Units sing Evening Taps at the end of their meeting. Daylight Taps tends to be sung on camps and away days.
At the end of every meeting Guides should sing Taps. Guides stand in a circle to sing. At end of song the Leader says ‘Unit dismissed’.
The Guides should take one step into circle and two steps back to mark leaving the circle.
Evening Taps
Day is done, gone the sun
from the sea, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Daylight Taps
Thanks and praise , for our days
‘neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, ‘neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.


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