Melinda Caroll’s Girl Scouting CD's and Concerts have taken her around the world. From camp grounds across the U.S. to Madison Square Gardens in N.Y, The Arco Arena, in California, Washington D.C.’s Washington Mall and the Chicago Navy Pier, from Japan to Germany, Melinda's Girl Scout and Girl Guide concerts have galvanized and inspired literally hundreds of thousands of girls, leaders and their families through song!
About her music, they say: “…a bright energetic celebration of life and hope” “…an angelic singer-storyteller equally at home in Pop, Rock, Folk, Hawaiian, Latin and originals”… "an enthusiastic inspiration to girls and leaders and anyone who loves to sing," “...so easy to sing along with!" “…contagious Energy and Fun!” “…Her music and albums are a great service to leaders everywhere!...”
The kids at her concerts say “…Melinda Caroll was amazing and energetic for all of the kids out there." "...The experience was spectacular and most enjoyable and I would never pass up an opportunity like this for anything...” “…it was a Blast! I got to sing some of my favorite Girl Scout songs. I believe that singing with Melinda Caroll was totally awesome. I made some wonderful friends too….” “…Yeah this was an awesome experience...!” “…We learned how to sing songs right and sound great!...” “…It was such a wonderful experience to be singing along with Melinda Caroll. Our Troop has memories to last a lifetime!...”
For professional credits, the spotlight has followed Melinda in the past from concert appearances with super-stars such as Bob Hope, Joan Rivers, the Righteous Brothers, and the Commodores…to splendid nightclubs, hotel engagements and special showroom and convention performances. Throughout her successful and extensive show business career, her experiences have included…radio and television appearances as well as numerous modeling assignments. Melinda is an accomplished performer…spokesperson… composer…producer…recording
artist…mistress of ceremonies…and businesswoman.
A resident of the Hawaiian Islands since 1979, Melinda's professional milestones have included the Hawai’i recording industry’s prestigious 1989 Hoku Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for her album, “Road to Paradise”. In 1993, she was named Female Vocalist of the Year, by the Honolulu Advertiser. Melinda has released five contemporary Hawaiian albums to date, all receiving numerous Na Hoku Hanohano nominations for her original compositions and vocals.
Since 1989, Melinda has been very involved with the Girl Scouts of Hawai’i, as a Girl Scout Leader, Choir Mistress, Board member, and as chairperson, co-chair and media ambassador for numerous events and festivities. In October 1991 Melinda was honored as a Woman of Distinction and inducted into the Girl Scout Council of Hawai’i’s Distinguished Alumnae Hall of Fame. On May 4, 1991, Melinda received Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Thanks Badge, for the far-reaching impact of her original composition, "We Change the World."
December 1997 marked the beginning of a new era of Girl Scout music. Volume 1 in the music series produced and recorded by Melinda, entitled Girl Scouts’® Greatest Hits featured the song, We Change the World, and spread like wildfire across the 50 states.
Besides Vol. 5, Camp Songs for Every Girl, Everywhere!, the series includes:
Vol. 1, We Change the World, The Classics for All Girl Scouts.
Vol. 2, The Wind Beneath Our Wings, a choral album for Girl Scout Cadettes and Up
Vol. 3, Girl Scout Brownies Growing Strong
Vol. 4, Celebrate Together!, songs for Ceremonies for All Girl Scouts.
Vol. 6, Little Happy Campers!, for Girl Scout Brownies and Up.
Vol. 7, We Are Family, an International Celebration of Sisterhood for Girl Scout Juniors and Up.
Vol. 8, Fur, Feathers and Fun! For Girl Scout Daisies and Up.
Vol. 9, The Highlights!, the 10th Anniversary of Girl Scout’s Greatest Hits for All Girl Scouts.
Vol. 10, Make the World a Better Place, for Girl Scout Brownies and Up.
In addition, A World of Peace, an acoustic collection of Music for the Yuletide CD is also available.
The Girl Scouts’® Greatest Hits music series includes matching songbooks for albums 1 thru 6, plus a Pocket Songbook 1 which includes the melody, lyrics, and guitar chords to all the songs from Vol.’s 1 through 6, and A World of Peace. Pocket Songbook 2 has the melody, lyrics and guitar chords to Vol.’s 7, 8, and 9. You may go to any of our links on the left of this page for more info on ordering more products, songbooks, free lyric downloads, and more.
Each product in the Girl Scouts’® Greatest Hits series has met with broad acclaim by Girl Scout Leaders, Camp Directors, a multitude of Children’s groups, and Librarians and Teachers alike because of the entertaining multi-language, value-based nature of the songs and music; Each song includes a Karaoke format for easy learning and performance opportunities.
Highlights from the series contain many of Melinda's original compositions including: We Change the World; the Girl Scout Rap; Growing Strong, composed by Melinda as a Millennium theme song for the year 2000 for GSUSA; and Every Girl, Everywhere, introduced on March 12, 2002 at the Washington D.C. Gala in honor of the 90th Anniversary of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Ocean of Goodness, another one of Melinda's compositions is the theme song to the Girl Scout’s of Northern California “Save the Bay” 5-Year Environmental Initiative beginning 2008.
Today, Melinda receives numerous invitations to perform songs from the Girl Scouts’® Greatest Hits series across the country and abroad. Along with her music production duties running Legend Productions Inc, she finds time to tour the nation as well as locations worldwide, visiting Girl Scout councils and Girl Guides, working side by side with their local song leaders and choirs, and participating with them in special events, concerts, and facilitating song leading, songwriting and creative dance workshops.
For more information about Melinda’s music and a current tour schedule, please check out Legend Productions web site, GSMusic.com. To inquire about future bookings you may call 1-800-633-0111.