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2015 Blue and Gold Banquet

Posted in: Pack News by rlgray on February 5, 2015


The Blue & Gold banquet is Scouting’s annual Birthday Party and also an occasion for us to reflect on all the great scouting events the boys have participated over the past year as well as the Webelos’ careers in Pack 200. Throughout the evening, we will be playing slideshows to highlight our scouts and the 2014-2015 year. It’s our goal to include as many Pack 200 scouts in the slideshow as possible, but we cannot do it without your help and your photos!

Hans Enders will be collecting photos during den meetings if you would like to submit your photos in person on USB stick, CD, or DVD.

Pack 200’s Blue & Gold is an annual family event at which scouts are recognized for their individual rank advancement. The event concludes with our second year Webelos “Bridging to Boy Scouts”.  This year we have 17 boys advancing to Boy Scouts and will be crossing the bridge to their selected troop.

This years Blue & Gold Banquet will be Saturday, February 21st from 5 pm to 8 pm.

The Pack will have a covered dish supper this year.  We are asking each family to bring a main dish and side enough for you.

  • Dens 1 through 6 will bring a main dish and side
  • Dens 7 through 10 will bring a main dish and dessert

Tigers do not normally attend unless with an older sibling.

The Pack will provide drinks, silverware, plates and napkins.

The Blue & Gold Banquet is well attended and space is at a premium due to the size of the pack.
As we are having a Pot Luck dinner this year, there is no cost but we will need a head count as space is at a premium.

Please take a moment to register:

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Many hands make light work – please help the pack go by assisting with setup or cleanup:
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If this is your family’s first time attending a Blue & Gold banquet, please take some time to read over the following FAQ regarding Blue & Gold. If you have any questions that aren’t covered here, please contact your den leaders.

What takes place during the Blue and Gold Banquet?

  • Pack 200 celebrates Cub Scout’s Birthday which is in February.
  • It serves as our Pack meeting for the month of February.
  • Webelos I, Bears and Wolfs will receive their Rank Badges.
  • Blue & Gold concludes with the “bridging ceremony” in which our Webelos II scouts leave the Pack to become Boy Scouts.

Who should attend?

You are welcome to invite your family and friends.

Does it really last three hours? Why is it so much longer than a normal pack meeting?

We will take every attempt to keep the evenings events moving quickly, but due to the size of our pack, it has traditionally taken this long to present all the rank advancements for the Wolves, Bears, and Webelos. In addition, we have two Webelos II dens that will be bridging to Boy Scouts. At the end of the program, any help to clean up with be appreciated.

What should I bring?

Don’t forget your camera or camcorder! The Pack is asking the dens and parents to bring some games, books, magazines to help keep the scouts occupied during the ceremony. However, we ask that you please refrain from bringing electronic gaming devices.

Will there be Babysitting for younger siblings?

Yes, the Girl Scout Troop will provide the baby sitting services beginning about 4:45pm and ending about 15 to 20 minutes after the program. There is no charge however a donation would be appreciated. The babysitting services will be located in the children’s building.

What happens if my scout has not earned his rank by the Blue and Gold banquet?

The Scout can continue to work on his rank for the next several months. The Pack will have a rank ceremony at the March, April and May Pack meetings if needed.

Blue and Gold Decorations

The dens are encouraged to create table decorations for the banquet. The more creative the better. If you have ideas for decorations, please let your den leaders know.

What can I do help?

The Pack will be setting up the fellowship hall on Saturday, Feb 21st starting at 9:00am. We will set up tables, chairs and the stage. Also the small room off the fellowship hall will need to be set up for serving line. Depending on the number of people that show up, it should take about two hours to set up.