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Looking for ideas for blue & gold banquets

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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I am looking for some ideas for my son's blue and gold banquet...food, invites, decor, skits, etc...any ideas help!

by on Jan. 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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nuts4scouts
by Bronze Member on Jan. 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Depending on what kind of a theme your Pack is using, there are literally hundreds of things you can do.

A lot also depends on how much your Pack has budgeted toward the event.

These are things that should be discussed in your monthly Pack Leaders Meeting (and should have been started in Dec or at least Jan).


As for our Pack, the easiest theme we have done is that of a typical birthday party. Happy birthday stuff, and blue/yellow streamers and balloons, are easy to get, and cheap, at the local $1 store. Throw in a Happy Birthday Cub Scouting cake and there you go!

We have the dens make centerpieces for the tables. Food is purchased from the local VFW which has tons of food at the cheapest prices around. Families provide desserts. Pack provides coffee, and coolers of lemonade.

The Pack pays for professional entertainment. We have had magicians, ventrilequists, puppeteers, clowns, etc. Many of these have discounted prices for Scouting events.

We don't typically do formal invites. We send out dinner reservation fliers that must be returned by a specific date so we know how much food to order. We have parents that donate the printing of the evening's program. Scouts (Cub/Boy/Girl) get service hours credit  for helping to fold the programs.

ryanfab5
by New Member on Jan. 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM
we are using the camping theme for our pack this year we found alot of great ideas on Pinterest... or just google, do you have a theme in mind?
Cindy_T
by Member on Jan. 31, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I liked our theme last year better than any we have had in a while.   "Scouts Give Good Will" What they wanted with this theme was Scouts giving back to the community.  Each den chose an organization or group and everything on the centerpiece needed to be able to be donated to that organization or group. Our Den chose habitat for humanity, so we used tool boxes we made to fill with items that would need to be used, our table cloth was a tarp to be used, Its was just amazing. We had groups that made Sculptures using packs of socks and other items to be donated to the Family Resourse center.  After the B&G all items were dontated to the organization or group.  On the Dad and Lad cakes the cakes were decorated in ways that showed different ways Scouts give and help the community. Skits, same way.   We recieved

council recognition when our Scout Executive saw our B&G ceremony.  It was awesome to say the least.

For food the pack usually takes care of the meat (usually chicken strips) this year chicken and Barbque and drink

then each den is assigned a type of dish for potluck.  

We have our Arrow of Light Ceremony and our Bridging the same night.

We send formal invites to special guests which includes the troops that our boys will be joining. local officials, and people(ourside our Pack)  that have assisted the boys through out scouts with achievements.

also certain council officials.

(we got a visit at a pack meeting from a mom who recieved one of the welcome home items that was donated to habitat to humanity and was given to her for her new home.  She wanted to let our boys know how much it meant to her that young boys wanted to be a part of her new home.  The boys really felt then that they had did something special)

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