Your February Blue and Gold Banquet

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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. This is also the best time to have your Friends of Scouting presentation given by a district volunteer, promote Cub Scout Day Camp and Resident Camp, and kick off your Camp Card Sales! 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. A good banquet needs lots of planning. Most packs begin to plan at least two months ahead of time. Find plans for your February Pack meeting at the link!