The Blue and Gold Banquet is a highlight
of the year bringing together pack families for
a dinner and fun celebrating the "birthday of
Cub Scouting." It's called "Blue and Gold"
because those are the Cub Scout colors. Blue
represents truth and loyalty, and gold represents
good cheer, happiness, and helping others.
The purpose of the Banquet is to mark the
organization of the Boy Scouts of America in
February 1910 – Cub Scouts were founded in
1930 - and to celebrate the February 22, 1857
birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of
the Boy Scouts.
Along with dinner, provide entertainment
– skits and songs by the boys, or bring in entertainment
like Amazing Arthur the magician,
CAPOW the mad scientist or have Raptor Recovery
bring in live raptors. Include the Cub
Scouts in preparation, decorations and the program.
However your pack celebrates Scouting's
birthday, it will take planning and everyone's
help. Google Blue & Gold Banquet to find
sites with themes, skits, crafts and step-by-step