13 February 2018

Blue and Gold Banquet, a celebration of scouting

On Sunday, February 11, Cub Scout Pack 2187 organized its third Blue and Gold Banquet to celebrate scouting. Thank you to the banquet committee, chaired by Milica Mitchell and Julie Boyett, for organizing a great event. Following are some photos of the celebration. The event began with Cornhole (a classic American game) and a photo booth, followed by a flag ceremony. The Pack then enjoyed pizza and homemade desserts, including chocolate cake. Grade-level dens also performed songs, skits and told jokes. During the performance we learned that the BSA Cub Scout program began 88 years ago in 1930, and how many seconds there are in a calendar year. Hint: You don't need a calculator! Cub Scouts were then recognized for the completion of their achievements and received pins, emblems or belt loops, including the Messenger of Peace award for those Scouts that helped with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Parents and unit leaders were also recognized for their contributions to the unit. Thank you for all you do for scouting! The Scouts learned about sportsmanship by playing tug of war and competing in a balloon popping relay. Sportsmanship will be reinforced in next month's Raingutter Regatta, scheduled for Sunday, March 11. The banquet concluded with a flag ceremony and clean-up, emphasizing the importance of recycling.

Check out the photo gallery from the event here