What: Blue & Gold Celebration
When: Saturday, February 20th
Time: 4:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Jurupa Middle School, Auditorium. 8700 Galena St, Riverside, CA 92509
Notice: Tickets to the Blue & Gold Ceremony are sold in advance ONLY @ $2.00 per person. Contact Dawn Hosier @ 909-758-1807 or Candice @ 951 707-5210 to get tickets.
You can turn in your Hockey, Blue and Gold Money at Round Table Pizza on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Final Day to collect for the Blue and Gold, Hockey and Camp Wiley Deposits.
Final Schedule:4:30 - 5:00 - Check in and Den setup
5:00 - 5:05 - Presenting Flag (Bears)
5:05 - 5:15 - Welcoming Statements & Prayer (Dina Springer/Carrine Bell)
5:15 - 5:30 - Sing for your Supper
5:30 - 6:00 - Dinner (Den Potluck)
6:00 - 6:30 -Leader, Decoration and Feller Cake Awards (Dawn Hosier/Candice Alcaraz)
6:30 - 7:00 -Arrow of Light Ceremony - (Dina Springer)
7:00 - 7:30 -Webelos II Bridging Ceremony (Den Leaders)
7:30 - 7:45 -Basket and 50/50 - (Leslie, JoAnn, Sofia)
7:45 - 7:50 -Closing Flag Retiring Ceremony (Webelos I)
7:50 - 8:30 -Clean up—Everyone
Most Creative, Best Use of Theme, Most Colorful, Most Original, Most Inspiring, Most Exciting Event, Peoples Choice, Most Artistic, Most Detailed, Most Cub Scout Spirit, Most Adventurous, Best Use of Skills, Cubmaster Award
Feller Cake Awards (Feller Cake Bake Rules)
Best Tiger Cake, Best Wolf Cake, Best Bear Cake, Best Webelos I Cake, Best Webelos II, Cubmaster
What's Blue and Gold:
Most Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week with a celebration called the Blue & Gold Banquet. In nearly all packs, the annual blue and gold banquet, which is often the pack meeting for February, is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and inspiration.
The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack's anniversary, recognize pack leaders and other adults who have been instrumental in the pack's success, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. Packs often like to invite former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in the annual blue and gold banquet.
The banquet program must appeal to boys as well as adults. This can be conducted as a regular pack meeting (with songs, skits, stunts, and awards), or it can be something different and a little more special. Your pack may choose to bring in outside entertainment, such as a magician or storyteller, or have a video or slide presentation of the activities the pack participated in over the previous year. Choose a master of ceremonies who will keep the evening moving and enjoyable for all.
Careful planning is necessary for the banquet to be successful. Most packs begin planning at least two months in advance. The pack committee should recruit a banquet chair, who in turn may select others to carry out the responsibilities of the program, such as making physical arrangements, handling invitations, choosing a theme, etc. Try to involve as many people as possible, but avoid giving den leaders too many additional responsibilities because it may distract them from their duties to their dens.
A detailed plan for the blue and gold banquet, including a planning calendar, sample agenda, and suggested program activities, is available in the Cub Scout Leader How-To Book.