After the Pinewood Derby, our Pack’s next big event will be the Blue & Gold Banquet, which will be held in the Junior High School Gym on February 27th. All of your family members are welcome to attend, so put it on your calendar now. We’ll update you about the cost and RSVP process closer to the date.
In the meantime, you might be asking yourself “What is the ‘Blue and Gold Banquet’ all about?” Here’s a little explanation from the Boy Scouts of America:
Most Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a “birthday party” called the Blue and Gold Banquet. In nearly all packs, the Blue and Gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. It’s often the Pack meeting for February.
The purpose of the Blue and Gold banquet is to celebrate the Pack’s anniversary, thank Pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. Packs often like to invite former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in their Blue and Gold banquet.
The banquet can be like a regular Pack meeting, with songs, skits, stunts, and awards. Or it can be something different and a little more special. Your Pack may decide to bring in an entertainer such as a magician or a storyteller. Or you could have a video or slide show of what the Pack did over the past year.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all at this year’s event!