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The Story Behind the Song


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In the summer of 2018, GSCSA launched the Outreach program with the hopes of providing the life-changing Girl Scout experience for those who may not be able to. Now with 21 sites and serving more than 300 girls, Outreach has done just that. The traditional troop model doesn’t always work due to transportation issues or lack of funds, and that’s why GSCSA provides the Girl Scout Leadership program model in community centers and schools that is staff-led.

At one Outreach location, the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center in Knoxville, girls Shermija and Desjhnae took their creativity and passion for music and created the Girl Scout rap “On My Honor (REMIX).” Inspired by the Girl Scout Promise and Law, these girls of troop 30024 wrote the lyrics just a few hours! Thanks to GSCSA employee Melanie Winton and her brother D’Angelo, who together produced the video and music, these Girl Scouts had the time of their lives!  

“Within the Outreach program, we truly embody keeping things girl led!” said Ashley Smallwood, Outreach Programs Manager. “The girls at the Phyllis Wheatley Center fully embraced the Girl Scout program and made it their own. By empowering these young ladies to follow their passions, we are building the future women leaders of tomorrow.”

Song lyrics

Opening :

Girl Scout La-aw-aw-aw

Chorus 1:

On my honor I will try to serve God and my country,

(mmmm)

To help people at all times,

(mmmm)

And to live by the Girl Scout Law,

I will do my best to be honest and fair,

(mmmm)

Friendly and helpful,

(mmmm)

Considerate and careful,

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Rap Verse 1:

Everybody doubted us but yeah we stuck around,

If we told you we going to hold you, we going to hold you down,

Courageous and strong,

Responsible for what I do to all,

Respect myself and others,

Respect authority and mother,

Use resources wisely,

Make the world a better place,

And be a sister to every Girl Scout no matter what their race,

I know you feel alone,

Because we’ve been on the road,

Yeah we’ve been doing shows,

But we swore we ain’t doing you wrong

Chorus 2:

On my honor I will try to serve God and my country,

To help people at all times,

And to live by the Girl Scout Law,

Yeah, yeah,

I will be my best to all,

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Rap Verse 2:

This is the Girl Scout Law,

We coming hard like a football,

We ain’t ‘bout fall like Niagara Falls,

No playing games this is not volleyball,

Girl Scout law, yeah

Yeah we standing tall,

K-Town golden ball,

Yeah we standing tall,

We standing tall,

Chorus 1 Repeat