TimberJack Legend


The Legend of the Timberjack was originated in Canada by Lumberjacks that worked in the northern most reaches of the country.  They told tales of a great and mythological creature that would help prepare the timber for harvesting.  The Timberjacks were helpful and climbed to the top of trees to remove heavy limbs that could fall and hurt the lumberjacks in the woods.  The Timberjacks would also move and relocate all the creatures of the forest and help them find new homes.  The Timberjacks do a “Good Turn” each day…just like our Scouts. 

 Many people confuse the Timberjack with a lesser impressive creature the Donkey.  There are four main differences between a Donkey and a Timberjack.  First and foremost, Timberjacks are extremely intelligent and advanced.  Secondly, Timberjacks have larger ears to hear all the happenings of the forest.  Thirdly, Timberjacks are Orange, which helps them to blend into the fall colors and be nearly invisible to humans where they live high in the tree tops where the sun aids their invisibility to humans. Fourthly, they have “TWO” big teeth in front of their mouth like a beaver to help with clearing tree limbs. Although the Timberjack may resemble the Donkey; rest assured - Timberjacks are the superior creatures.  

 Mike Piombino journeyed from upstate New York where he was part of the Timberjack movement with Troop 279.  He found Pack 940 and his Den 7 became the Timberjack Den and so he carried the tradition to our pack.  Mike later moved on and the story of the Timberjack started to fade off… The songs were fun and the spirit that it brought to the pack seemed like a good tradition to somehow carry forward.  Before we could allow that spirit to fade we decided that we would adopt this Symbol and make it part of the Pack 940 tradition. 

The Pack 940 - Cheer

Who are we????

(Loud)

 We are the Timberjacks the mighty, mighty Timberjacks

And if you cannot hear us we will say it a little louder

(Louder)

We are the Timberjacks the mighty, mighty Timberjacks

And if you cannot hear us we will say it a little louder

(Loudest)

We are the Timberjacks the mighty, mighty Timberjacks

And if you cannot hear us we will say it a little louder

Hee Haw, Hee Haw

Hee Haw, Hee Haw, Hee Haw

 

The Original Timberjack Song

Sweetly sings the Timberjack on his way to hay

If you don't go with him he will run away

HEE HAW HEE HAW

HEE HAW HEE HAW HEE HAW

 

940 Quick Cheer -

2 X 4 is Half of 16 All of Pack 940 do the “lean to lean”

Leanna, leanna, lean, a-leanna-lean

Leanna, leanna, lean, a-leanna-lean


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