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If you have any ideas for a Blue and Gold Banquet or you have a post on your blog about one...please post a comment below...

- "So, we are going to have "The Magic of Scouting". The boys are going to put on a magic show for their families. It also covers some requirements in the Bear book and possibly the wolfs and webelos, but I haven't checked those books, yet.  I also want to review some of the basic Scouting rules and procedures with the families in some kind of fun way."  (Idea by Karee Stosich / ga01102011) 



 
Comments (105)
  • Paula

    We are going to have the boys display their building projects (birdhouses for the younger group and toolboxes for the older boys) and their pinewood derby cars (we will use those items as the centerpieces). I hope to get someone to video them building at various times and fixing items and then someone will make a video to share at the banquet too.

  • Tammy

    maybe for the rules and procedures you could have the families fill out a multiple choice survey and they earn candy for participating.

  • Libby

    Never heard of the Blue & Gold Banquet but it sounds like our Baden-Powell Banquet for Feb. 22 (his birthday).
    One year I had our food being served from camp pots and plates. The theme was camping and so the food reflected that.
    Another year we had moose chili...people weren't told what it was made from prior. It was really good!
    Our Priests have made lasagne...yes, they made it-under the direction of their leaders. Scouts have made cakes for a faux cake sale.
    When I was a Cub assistant we had the Cubs put on a skit about one experience BP had in S. Africa.I narrated it and some of the Cubs had lines (the ones who wanted to speak were given lines the others just had fun). The theme for that year was Scouting history and I was able to borrow stuff from the Scout Headquarters in our city.
    To reduce the stampede to the food table one year I had the Cubs & Scouts SERVE their mother/father first.
    These are from different years.

  • HeidiA

    We went over some scout basics with a game of "Who wants to be a cub scout?" based on "Who wants to be a Millionaire". Each contestant got 3 lifelines; an Eagle Scout, the Bishop, and his parents. Contestants sat in our pushcart, which was fun, up on the stage, with the Pinewood Derby track and Raingutters on the sides as decoration. We asked hopelessly easy questions, some of the boys got nervous and actually forgot what the webelos neckerchief looked like! He had just taken it off right before the game! It was fun. Prior B&Gs had spend $$ on decorations. We made some big blue and yellow posters with wolf, bear and webelos symbols and have used them for every event since. They're bright and cheery and cheap, so we can spend more $$ on food and events.

  • Amy  - Who wants to be a cub scout

    Can you email me the questions you asked? Love your game idea

  • Jennie  - Me too

    I would love to get those questions also if you are willing to share!!!

  • Katie  - Who wants to be a cub scout?

    I would also love to get the list of questions you used for the game.

  • karen

    Your game sounds like fun, who want to be a cub scout. Could you please send me your questions if you still have them. Thanks for your help!

  • Anjali  - Game questions

    Can you send me the game questions as well? It sounds fun and I plan to use the same for our B&G this year.

    Thanks
    -Anjalo

  • Esther  - Game Questions

    I would love a copy of those questions if you have them. lewisesther29@hotmail.com Thanks!

  • Amy  - Who Wants to Be a Scout Game

    Idea sounds wonderful, could you please email me the questions to the game for "Who Wants To Be a Scout"?


    Thanks
    Amy

  • Corie Edwards  - "Who wants to be a cub scout?"

    I would love to get a copy of the questions you asked in your game! Thanks so much!

  • Jessie

    could you send me the questions as well? what a great idea!!! thanks!

  • Phillip  - Who Wants to Be a Cub Scout

    We are doing this next month. Can anyone provide me with questions for the game? Thanks.

  • cheryl packard

    This does sound like a great idea. If anyone has the questions used, I too would love to get a copy. Thanks

  • Phillip Stephenson  - Questions for Who Wants to Be a Cub Scout

    Who Wants to Be a Cub Scout

    During this activity the dens will compete against each other and a group of adults. Each den will have the one time use of three lifelines: ask a parent, ask the Bishop, and ask an Eagle Scout. Dens will be in four corners of the room so they can’t hear each other and will have 60 seconds to send a person to the front of the room to provide the answer.

    Questions:
    Easy
    • What is the first rank a Cub Scout must complete? (Bobcat)
    • What is the Cub Scout Promise? (“I, (name), promise to do my best to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack.”)
    • What is the Cub Scout motto? (“Do your best.”)
    • What is the Law of the Pack? (“The Cub Scout follows Akela. The Cub Scout helps the pack go. The pack helps the Cub Scout grow. The cub Scout gives good will.”)
    • Who is Akela? (Parent, teacher, Cub Scout leader, or religious leader.)
    • What is the Cub Scout Sign? (The right arm held high and straight up abo...

  • Jeff  - Questions for Do You Want. . .

    Phillip, could you email the complete list of questions? I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

  • Scout mom

    I love this idea! Will you please share your questions?

  • maura  - Who want to be a cub scout

    failed to retrieve datas
    Can you email me the Who wants to be a millinaire questions we have our banquet Saturday and this sounds fun

  • Nancy  - Game

    I would love to have a copy of it also. Sounds like a lot of fun.

  • Michelen Stewart  - Blue & Gold

    I love your game idea could you send me a copy of the questions you used. shelster40@yahoo.com Thanks for sharing.

  • Rachel

    The theme for the month is "Turn Back the Clock" Anyone have any ideas on using the theme for the blue n gold?

  • Aubrey

    I want to do a mexican fiesta theme, but need some ideas and suggestions for games, crafts, and decorations....any help would be great.

  • Camille Duckworth

    WE have some pretty traditional stuff we do (like each boy makes a cake along with the theme...they LOVE this!)
    But this year we decided to have the theme of "courage". Lots of red and courage all over the place. Not all is in place yet but I am excited to see what cakes the boys come up with!

  • Julianne

    We have done Blue & Gold Breakfasts in the past. It is so much less expensive to provide a big pancake breakfast with bacon and fruit than a dinner, and it's nice to not cram something else into everyone's busy evenings. The boys really enjoy this.

  • Bobbi Richins

    We did a Midevil feast. We had no plates or silverware....their food was served on tin foil and they ate with their hands! It was great! We ate rotisserie chicken and grapes and french bread loaves. The boys loved it! Then we had them "slay the dragon" in an obstacle course we set up for them and had a dragon drawn and painted on a bed sheet at the end of the obstacle course!

  • Erin

    I am a Webelos Leader, and need some idea's for a Blue and Gold Banquet. The theme is "Resourcefulness".

  • JamiAnn

    I think our theme for this year is going to be "The Great Outdoors." With maybe a dutch oven type dinner. Something that can be done in the great outdoors. It might be twisted into "Utah's Great Outdoors." But we are getting new scoutmasters, so we will see where it goes from here.

  • Killeen Maxwell

    We are having the ROCT come and give us some pointers on flag ceremony. They will actually do the flag ceremony and everything. We will be making sloppy joes for dinner and have ice cream cones for desert

  • Stephanie

    We are doing an old-fashioned picnic. Each family will bring a quilt to eat on. After dinner we are going to play old-fashioned field games (in a gym of course). EASY!

  • sarah b

    since the theme this month is "resourcefulness", we are making all our decorations out of newspaper. placemats, newspaper pompoms (like martha's tissue paper pompoms), penants, we're even having fish and chips wrapped in newspaper (like from england). of course the boys can pass off making the decorations as a craft. yippee!

  • sarah b
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    I want to do a mexican fiesta theme, but need some ideas and suggestions for games, crafts, and decorations....any help would be great.



    pinata!!! build your own cafe rio salad!! have the boys make tissue paper flowers (counts as a craft!) for decorations. think bright colors. this could be really fun! good thinking :)

  • yaneth

    as a games kids can jump rope or play a yo-yo..or see how fast can they dress like a cowboy divide the kids by grups or they can play hot hat like potato hot course with mexican music

  • Kari

    The boys can make their own pinatas on a meeting. And display them. Make the ballon kind of pinata, it is a lot easier. One ballon for each boy, lots of news paper and glue. glue recepie: mix flour with warm water until is a watery sticky paste. Cover the ballon gluing the newspaper on it. Need about 5-7 layers of newspaper. Decorate the pinata with wraping tissue paper (bright colors). Food:Taco salad on a fried flour tortilla shell.

  • Jana Fail
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    We did a Midevil feast. We had no plates or silverware....their food was served on tin foil and they ate with their hands! It was great! We ate rotisserie chicken and grapes and french bread loaves. The boys loved it! Then we had them "slay the dragon" in an obstacle course we set up for them and had a dragon drawn and painted on a bed sheet at the end of the obstacle course!


    We are thinking of doing this theme this year and I would love more details on your slay the dragon obstacle course! Thanks.

  • HeidiA

    Erin, Resourcefulness reminds me of the time we did a genius kit. Each group got a bag with the same things inside and had to invent something with them. Pipe cleaners, tin cans, lots of recycle things.

  • HeidiA

    For you dragon slayers, we had been working on heraldry that month and made shields with the boys' coats of arms on them. They had also done some genealogy things (family trees, etc) and we took the old curtain they were throwing out and turned it into very simple tunics for all assembled... and the boys were knighted after jousting with Sir Cardboard of Boxley (the boys sat on the kitchen trolley with a stick and knocked over the box) Too much fun. One of our all time favorite pack meetings, and the shields are still on the living room wall.

  • Krystal

    Our theme this year is "My Family and Me". It is all about family and community histoy. The boys are making posters about where they are from that will be displayed. There will also be an all about me page. All decorations will be small enough for the boys to take home and put into a scrapbook. We are going to have them get up and tell something about themselves. In the end it will pass off everything having to do with family history and heritage. We are also doing a potluck and the boys are asekd to bring a traditional family dish.

  • Brittinee

    We did a Luau theme. Everyone dressed up in their Hawaiian attire and we handed out blue and gold leis. We had Hawaiian Haystacks for dinner, pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Then we had a palm tree pinata and taught the kids the Haka dance. The kids totally loved it. We were going to try and get some Polynesian dancers to come teach it but didnt plan far enough in advance. You can easily find the directions on the internet of how to do it.

  • MrsWings

    I love chinese new year, build a dragon & have the boys parade through all the tables (I enlarged the head that was suggested until it was 2 1/2 ' x 2 ' and built colored frawns around the head and got some inexpensive fabric I would say 4-5 yards and attach it to hula hoops (makes it easy for the boys to carry and move the dragon around) to build the body the boys will go out and take the dragon around the room and you would use metal cookie tins for gongs and the same with lids on for the drums. big bubble (paper this becomes your firecrackers)pass out for everyone
    serve Chinese food, have place mats (restaurants will sell em to you) with the Chinese zodiac/years on it chop sticks is an option. learn how to say some of the main sayings in Chinese you can find it on Youtube . it is loud and fun . when it comes to introducing the new cubs have the dragon go out and get them and bring them in. you can find fortune cookies in bulk possibly have some traditional new year items

  • MrsWings
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    The theme for the month is "Turn Back the Clock" Anyone have any ideas on using the theme for the blue n gold?


    have different tables decorated in different time periods or choose one or 2 different time years
    time of cowboys and indians
    60's poodle skirt
    how about the mission to the moon
    pick events from history that the boys help choose and have pictures and games about it on the tables

  • Anonymous

    We had each den pick a different time period for there theme. We did Ice age, Medival, Rock n Roll, Victorian/Civial war. They did their skits and decorated the tables based on their thems. We built a time machine for everone to walk through as they entered the hall. It was alot of fun.

  • MrsWings
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    I want to do a mexican fiesta theme, but need some ideas and suggestions for games, crafts, and decorations....any help would be great.


    you could have the boys help make a pinata , (I had my boys help make one of a cub scout shirt and had everyone mutiny and they kept the shirt for decorations lol)
    have mexican food like chips and salsa and beans , burritos, chili reanios , carnitas, or polo la creme like that
    have peppers to decorate, dollar stores will have mexican theme birthday stuff
    have streamers, musical instruments or pictures of it
    have the boys make toilet paper roll maracas and decorate them for each table. hope this helps

  • MrsWings
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    Quote:
    We did a Midevil feast. We had no plates or silverware....their food was served on tin foil and they ate with their hands! It was great! We ate rotisserie chicken and grapes and french bread loaves. The boys loved it! Then we had them "slay the dragon" in an obstacle course we set up for them and had a dragon drawn and painted on a bed sheet at the end of the obstacle course!

    We are thinking of doing this theme this year and I would love more details on your slay the dragon obstacle course! Thanks.


    you may want to get ahold of a local reinactment group and see if they would like to come and have a display or demonstration our local group comes with tons of stuff when they do things and they come in garb

  • Sheri  - Did Midieval Theme for 2013

    We had castle décor and had the boys build marshmallow castles for centerpieces. We also had a jousting game with pool noodles and hippity hops. Was a blast!

  • MrsWings

    one to go with magic is have some one who can do magic come and do some tricks, and have your boys learn some.
    i have done a chain trick that is easy for the boys and no one will be the wiser. it is taking separated links of a larger chain( I like the kind that holds lamps up) have about 10 -12 links separated and the same number still connected. the connected one goes in the bottom of a paper sack and you will have a second shorter bag taped or glued into the first one that you will drop the separated links into, explaining how your sister or dog took apart ect make a story of how the only way you know to get them back together is to use some hocus pocus and then they close the bag add some air , then wave a wand say a magic word "now shake up the bag before or after and then pop the bag the whole chain will drop out (dollar tree)has trick card decks

  • Jennie

    We are going with the theme: "Onward and Upward" which was the recent Pow Wow theme. For our center pieces we are putting a bag of odds and ends from our closets on each table [Resourcefulness value] and having them make a rocket center piece for their own table.
    We need help with the program!
    We're getting Costco pizza for dinner w/ salad etc..

  • Sue

    We're doing a Harry Potter theme-he certainly had to be resourceful! Everyone is going to be a muggle though and we have to help find the Funky Hallows (woot woot cheer everytime Funky Hallows is said). These Funky Hallows will show us our best resource for the future. Each table (or section of) will be given a clue of a Funky Hallow to find and we'll put them all together-maybe one on each page of a book or in a box. Then we'll pull out a book that has a picture of all their items put together to show a Cub Scout-our best resource for the future. Our awards will be compliments of Hagrid (an envelope of trick rattlesnake eggs). For dinner we're having Chicken Noodle casserole compliments of Mme Pomfrey, rolls, salad,and punch served from punchbowls at each table with dry ice to make it look like a potion. We're putting poprocks in everyone's cup, too. Our sorting hat will be on a table with someone under it with a wireless mike who will comment on each Cub's achievements as he comes up

  • Debbie

    we are having a space blue and gold, we are having the boys make the decoration, and place mat. We are going to serve potatoe bar and make them look like space ships. Lots of green stuff too. We are having singing like alien.

  • lori

    Last year we had a video game arcade and earned the video game belt loop. We had families bring in game systems and games. We ate pizza, salad and cupcakes. This year we are thinking of turning the gym into a bowling alley and earning the bowling belt loop. We will probably use 2 liter bottles for the pins and soccer balls for the bowling balls. Set the food area up like a concessions stand etc...

  • lori
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    The theme for the month is "Turn Back the Clock" Anyone have any ideas on using the theme for the blue n gold?


    You could not tell the boys and families in advance what the theme is and when they come in the area your using could be decorated like a year from the past. The leaders would be dressed from that time, music playing from that time and serve food that was popular then. You could have games etc... that was popular then. Also it would be a great time to work on the heritaged belt loop which would also pass of requirement for every badge.

  • Stephanie

    To make the dinner easy, we are getting 4 foot sub sandwiches from Walmart. They are fun, easy, yummy and filling...and cheap! Thanks for the Scouting is Magical idea...we are using it!

  • Shelley

    We are going to decorate the gym with tidbits of information about cub scouting (since we have lots of new families and a spanish branch that isn't as familiar with it) After our potluck dinner, we will have a gameshow (using powerpoint) and those who wandered and read will be glad they did :) We will also have a "resourceful" game. The bear den is putting together three bags of "stuff" and the groups have to be resourceful and create something useful from what they are given. We thought this was a fun way to highlight the theme for the month.

  • Debbie

    Any one have some ideas for a "Health & Fitness" theme for the Blue & Gold Banquet...games, dinner, invitations etc. Any ideaas or help would be appreciated!

  • Karissa

    "Any one have some ideas for a "Health & Fitness" theme for the Blue & Gold Banquet...games, dinner, invitations etc. Any ideaas or help would be appreciated!"
    Response:
    One activity that is super fun is to set four cones at the four corners of the gym. On each cone list three ways to move- for example robot walk, side step, giant steps, disco style etc. Everyone starts at a different place and walks the first way to the next cone. They then walk the first way listed on that cone to the next and so on until they have completed one lap. Next they walk the second way on each cone, and finally the third way.

    Everyone completes three laps. This is an awesome way to get parents involved and makes great pictures. Plus it all takes place around the perimeter of your banquet- so you don't need interior space.
    Everyone's moving and laughing at themselves. I did it once at a school fitness show and have used it in primary with success too.

  • Debbie

    Karissa...THANK YOU for the great idea for Health & Fitness!

  • Dena

    We are using the Chinese New Year-Year of the Rabbit- as our theme. Decorating with paper lanterns and Chinese dragons,having egg rolls, fried rice, & fortune cookies to eat! We are also including Baden Powell & focusing on Scouting Birthday (100 yrs I think?)!

  • Trina Contreras

    My Husband is the cub master and I am his "offical helper". We are doing a "Blue and Gold" theme. We are making balloon arches and table deco. our center pieces are "a pot of Blue and Gold" (t-paper roll with candy inside for each cub to take home. Our food is spegg. and salad(nothing special). We had the boys paint Large "Cub Scout" posters. They turned out very pretty and we can save these for years (8 symbols from thier uniforms). The Boy Scouts are doing two Skits for us. One is How the cubs got the glue and gold and the other is how cubs got started. We have several awards to pass out as well. We think it will very nice and meaningful as well as teaching the basics of cub scouting. We are also having a slide show of the past events streaming during dinner and printed pictures for the scouts to take home.

  • LeeAnn  - Blue and Gold Theme

    Do you have the information on the two skits you had the boys do?

  • Shannon

    We actually just had our blue and gold. We picked a circus theme. Each den did a circus game and the boys were able to get something from each game. One game was a cake walk where they got their cupcake for dessert. We had sloppy joes, chips and salad for our food with water to drink. We also had a popcorn machine for the boys and parents to have. We thought about cotton candy or snowcones but we didnt' have it in our budget. We decorated the room in a carnival way with streamers, balloons and curly ribbon all over the tables. It was a huge success

  • Sandra  - Game ideas:

    Love the idea but am wondering what other games you did besides the cake walk....

  • Ann

    This year with the 'Core Value' being resourcefulness we chose the theme, Seize the Day. As a gathering activity each table will have a bag of recyclable items that the boys and their family will need to create their tables centerpiece. Each family or table will be creating their own banner. Then the boys will split into two teams, determined by whether they were sitting at a table with either a blue or gold tablecloth, and play a modified version of capture the flag. Puzzled pieces of their teams flag will be scattered around the room, they will have to locate them and assemble their teams flag on the outlined poster on the wall (where everyone can see). After dinner and the activities, Leaders will be presented with awards and a few select awards will be presented to the boys. Ending it all by singing "Happy Birthday" to Scouting and slicing into a huge cake.

  • Jill  - re: Seize the Day Blue and Gold?

    This sounds fun! For the gathering activity what items will you put in your bag of recyclable items? And for the banners...how are you doing the puzzle piece banners? What do you mean by outlined poster?
    Thanks!

    Ann wrote:
    This year with the 'Core Value' being resourcefulness we chose the theme, Seize the Day. As a gathering activity each table will have a bag of recyclable items that the boys and their family will need to create their tables centerpiece. Each family or table will be creating their own banner. Then the boys will split into two teams, determined by whether they were sitting at a table with either a blue or gold tablecloth, and play a modified version of capture the flag. Puzzled pieces of their teams flag will be scattered around the room, they will have to locate them and assemble their teams flag on the outlined poster on the wall (where everyone can see). After dinner and the activities, Leaders will be presented with awards and a few select awards will be presen...
  • Tammy P

    We are having a 'Weird Science' theme. Each Den is doing an experiment. One of which is Ice Cream in a bag. Then each table will have a mini-experiment for the families to work on. For dinner we are having Fettuccine Alfredo with the noodles and sauce being dyed Blue and Gold! Can't Wait!! Wish us luck!!

  • Suzy

    We just finished our Blue and Gold Banquet. We kept it simple, yet it was very nice. When everyone came in I have a survey which required them to get to know more about each other. Ex: Who has earned the swimming belt loop, who has earned the arrow of light.. etc. We had the scouts serve soup to their guest and then had an ice cream sundae bar. We had an interactive program which included audience participation. While the boys were serving the meal I had some nice background music playing. Everyone enjoyed a great night!

  • Jenn5

    I just found out I'm in charge of the blue and gold banquet for the stake...approximately 500 people! We're keeping food simple with pizza. I was thinking of having each ward/pack bring a table centerpiece and possibly cupcakes or cookies for desserts. Looking for a theme to run with and I would love ideas for ways to keep that many kids entertained and engaged for such a large group!?

  • DD

    I am organizing the Blue and Gold Banquet this year. Our theme is camping. Any ideas out there?

  • Rachelle Price

    I am working on a western theme. We are doing simple lanterns with burlap and bandanas for centerpieces, pulled pork sandwiches served in dutch ovens, and "wanted" signs hanging with the kid's photos for being trustworthy, loyal, etc. Hope it's great!!

  • Hobbs

    Crazy and expensive, we had to find away to reduce the cost and have fun doing it at the same time. We are doing a medieval themed b&g. The den's are making knight costumes,medieval banners and sugar cube castles to win best of prizes and it also decorates the place. This way we can spend more on awards and the food.

  • janiel23

    last year we did the cowboy theme blue and gold with the wanted posters and the boys loved it! I rented pie tins from Marie
    Calendars all you have to do is write them a check for the tins then when you return the tins they give your check back so it is free!! I also gathered up mason jars from friends and family members for our cups! Just an idea to keep expenses low!!

  • iamme

    I have been in charge of Blue and Gold the past 3 years. If it were me I wouldn't worry to much about teaching anything at this event. This is really more for fun and recognition of the boys. I would save the big information for a pack meeting. We have done a space "under the night sky", A pirate theme, and this year is meideval (knights, dragons, and castle). One of the best things I have found is to set up a photo op area. The families LOVE it! Also we do a potluck to keep cost down. There is alot more I could do but getting people out of the norm "rut" is nearly impossible. Good luck and have fun!

  • Johanna E
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    I am organizing the Blue and Gold Banquet this year. Our theme is camping. Any ideas out there?


    We are doing camping and the outdoors for our theme this year. I am going to have the boys (wolf den) make little campfire centerpieces.

  • Nene

    "Scouts Rock" theme...decorate for a 50's party. Old records, rolled up pants, Cubs play rock band. decorated B-day cake contest, cakes can be used for centerpiece, as well as desserts.

  • Nene

    Every year we give the cubs a wrapped gift "PINEWOOD CAR" kit. It end the evening with great excitement.

  • Nene

    #44 Rachel and #46 Janiel, THANKS for your western ideas. I think we take your suggestions..... and other suggestions to add to it... I LOVE YOUR IDEAS!

  • Cubmaster
    Quote:
    I am organizing the Blue and Gold Banquet this year. Our theme is camping. Any ideas out there?



    We set up a small tent, placed a couple chairs by it and made a fake campfire by spray-painting newspaper gray and folding it over to look like stones and placing them in a circle with sticks and red/orange/yellow cellophane placed between the sticks. If you have a small pack you can pick up awards (wrapped in foil and sitting in the "fire";) with tongs and pretend they are hot.

  • Shelley Rocha

    Hi Jami! Just wondering if you could post some ideas on this regarding what your decor and food was?? I was thinking of doing "Birds of a Feather" theme but like the "Great Outdoors" also. Thanks!


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    I think our theme for this year is going to be "The Great Outdoors." With maybe a dutch oven type dinner. Something that can be done in the great outdoors. It might be twisted into "Utah's Great Outdoors." But we are getting new scoutmasters, so we will see where it goes from here.
  • Spring Jones

    We are doing a "Survivor" theme to go with the theme of the month, which is Resourcefulness. I got the idea from a blog I had read a couple of months ago. We are having the boys do a scavenger hunt around there homes for items we can use for decor, and they will also be making the centerpieces by using household items to make something that they would use if trapped on a desert island. I am still looking for activities to do, so any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

  • Heidi

    We are thinking of doing something a long the lines of survivor and was wondering what you were planning to do food wise? We are having a hard time finding food that goes with resourcefulness. Thanks!

  • Jenhen
    Quote:
    "Scouts Rock" theme...decorate for a 50's party. Old records, rolled up pants, Cubs play rock band. decorated B-day cake contest, cakes can be used for centerpiece, as well as desserts.


    Quote:
    I am working on a western theme. We are doing simple lanterns with burlap and bandanas for centerpieces, pulled pork sandwiches served in dutch ovens, and "wanted" signs hanging with the kid's photos for being trustworthy, loyal, etc. Hope it's great!!


    I love the Wanted Poster idea. Can you tell me a bit more about the lanterns? Do you have a photo? Would love to have more detail as it sounds like a great centerpiece but I don't have the full picture of what they are. Thanks.

  • Jenhen

    We are doing the "Wild West" for our Blue and Gold. I'm wanting to incorporate the boys more in the planning, any ideas on centerpieces I could have them make? They will do the invites with a Wanted Poster. Any other ideas would be great. Thanks.

  • Linda Proctor  - Wild West theme

    The cubs could make camp fire center pieces using toilet paper or paper towel rolls for the wood and yellow, orange and red tissue paper for the flames.
    My wolf den is making wanted posters for decorations and maybe the fire center pieces.

  • Mickeymaniac

    I looking for ideas of Den Leader appreciation gifts. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  • Kaysie

    This is my first B&G and I was planning to do a pirate theme with the quote "Scouting is a Treasure". Any ideas for decorations, food, program??

    Quote:
    I have been in charge of Blue and Gold the past 3 years. If it were me I wouldn't worry to much about teaching anything at this event. This is really more for fun and recognition of the boys. I would save the big information for a pack meeting. We have done a space "under the night sky", A pirate theme, and this year is meideval (knights, dragons, and castle). One of the best things I have found is to set up a photo op area. The families LOVE it! Also we do a potluck to keep cost down. There is alot more I could do but getting people out of the norm "rut" is nearly impossible. Good luck and have fun!
  • jachris2
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    I am organizing the Blue and Gold Banquet this year. Our theme is camping. Any ideas out there?


    We had a camping theme last year. We decorated in the gym with tents, silk trees, and camping equipment. We set the tables up in a U shape and had the largest tent set up in the middle, with a fake fire etc around it. We even had a large stuffed bear peeking behind the tent. It was a good photo op. The boys were in charge of the table decorations and they gathered pinecones, rocks and a few plastic bugs they were very proud of their display. We ate dutch oven dinner then roasted marshmellows over a portable fire pit in the parking lot while singing funny camp songs. We also had a guy from the park service come with a large telescope and do a night sky/stars thing.

  • Denee C

    We just did our B&G. We did a Superhero theme. For dinner we served "super subs" and for the games we had a Training course. The boys enjoyed it and we had a great time!

  • Marla Thomas

    :-* A stake B & G with 500! We have found in the past to keep it per Pack and make it intimate. The boys need to have the individual attention. A good Cub Scout stake level event would be a Stake Cub Scout LDS Day Camp if the stake wanted to have something. 500 at a B & G Banquet is just way overwhelming! I've been involved in LDS Scouts and non-LDS units for over 24 years.

  • zachary

    You should make cake pops everybody will love them! We found that out!!! :lol:

  • Jeannebeanie

    I'm planning our blue and gold for next year as well. I was thinking of making it a Birthday Theme. Feb is Lord B Powells b-day plus it's the scouting birthday month. Having a few "minuet to win it" type games for the boys. We always do a pot luck, decorations can be traditional b-day theme but with a touch of scouting incorporated into it.

  • Emily

    I saw another idea on here about Angry Birds and we used that last month for our Blue & Gold: Resourcefulness theme. The entire gym was colorful and had balloons with the birds and pigs' face on them. For the Resourceful part of it we gave each table a bag of random items (mouse trap, shoe box, pencil, rubber band, plastic spoon, etc) and had them be resourceful and build a catapult. Half of the table built a catapult (mainly the dads and scouts) and the other half built towers using cardboard and styrofoam cups. After their catapult was built they knocked down their towers. They had such a good time and I heard comments about how much fun they had (again, mainly the dads and scouts...some moms got involved, other chatted away and took pictures).

    I even had those earning awards knock down a tower of pigs (green cups with faces) to find their awards. It was a great night!

  • Betsy  - Angry Birds

    Would love more detail on this activity! How were the catapults built? Besides the styrofoam cups, what other items did you use to build the towers?

  • Vicki

    This sounds really fun. Could you give me more details?

  • Emmy Mom  - Blue and Gold Aviator Theme

    Last year we had an Aviator themed Blue and Gold. The boys created their own call names, made some cardboard airplanes which they raced at the activity, the families made paper airplanes which the boys threw, pin the airplane on the world map and several more ideas.

    The boys and families loved it.

    I blogged about it here

  • Karina  - Blue and Gold.

    I'm. A new Cubmaster and this is my first Blue and Gold. Our theme for this year is in a form of a Talent Show for all the cubscouts and their families. Any suggestions and ideas will be very much appreciated

    Thanks.

  • Heather  - Our Blue and Gold

    We opted to use the suggested January theme Lights, Camera, Action! And gave it an extra twist . We hung blue and gold stars on the wall, had the boys marking some with a hand print like Walk of Fame stars, We used red butcher paper 'red carpet' that we set up so the boys emerged from between the stage curtains, walked down the carpet in the spotlight and received all of their awards and we're going to read off a few sentences from a bio about the boys. The center pieces were blocks of wood with twisted wire coming out to hold the boys' pictures and then we have a Wall of fame area with picture from various activities we'd held in the past year or so. We're actually holding it tomorrow night but we've set everything up. It's been a lot of fun to plan and my den leaders were amazingly involved, getting the boys involved in making the decorations.

  • Taylor  - Secret Service Agents

    This was the most fun I've ever had at a blue and gold banquet...

    Our theme was to make the boys secret service agents, here are the details of the evening...

    Invites: in a manila envelope with top secret printed on the outside with a letter saying something like.. your mission should you choose to accept it is to arrive________ at _________ etc. You will gain access using the following password: (wolf, bear, webelo) and secret handshake (cub scout handshake)

    When the boys arrived in the foyer, we had tables set up with a fingerprinting station. The police station provided the kits as well as lots of caution tape for décor for free. This also meets a requirement for almost all of the boys.

    Then, they were lead up a hallway to a brother in our ward dressed as a secret service agent, he asked for the password, and handshake and when the boys completed that task they were given name tags that had their pictures and everything and looked official. They were also given lette...

  • Anonymous

    Taylor,
    What a great idea! Your description cut off before you finished. I would love the rest of the story...decorations, activities, food, etc. Could you add more or email me? Thanks!2253332

  • Amelia  - Talent Show - The Start of the Show

    A few years ago we did the theme of the 'Star of the Show' -- we decorated with tinfoil covered cardboard starts, a big paper banner of the theme the cubs made with start cookie cutters dipped in paint and then pressed onto the banner. Each cub scout presented a talent -- it was great. we had everything - music, joke telling, magic tricks, wacky talents, skits, etc. I also like to serve dinner family style. Makes it much easier and less time consuming to get food to everyone.

  • felicia

    I would love to hear of the other activities/food you did for the secret agent banquet. Sounds perfect!

  • dawn  - having trouble organizing

    I am ha ing a bit of trouble. This year I am the chair of our b&g
    I ha e my theme idea, food idea, and game idea, however the commitee is unwilling to let me change any of the format. How do I incorporate. My fun ideas on an already scheduled boring event. Basically. Every year they ha e done the same thing. And the only thing that follows the theme is the decorations. I want to have the boys play games instead of listining to the same speaker they have had for years who is just ther to ask for money. I think this didn't belong at the b&g but tthey say she has to be there. They want all activities to be played at the tables because they don't want the kids running around. Please help!!! I just want the boys to have fun this year.

  • Robin

    The person that comes to ask for money is a requirement that comes from the Boy Scouts and not actually from the Pack deciding they have to be there.
    Can you maybe come up with games like having the boys make those footballs out of paper and play across the tables with each other that way?

  • LaVonna  - to dawn - having trouble

    I found some placemat games that can be done at the table on akelascouncil.com/blue&goldbanquet. I also found a fun game on pinterest. It was using a paper plate to draw a Christmas scene while holding the plate on top of your head. You could adapt it to drawing a camping scene with a lake, stream, tent, trees, moon etc. It was pinned from happyhomefairy.com

  • Anndee  - Mad Science

    Our theme last year was mad science & pot luck dinner. After the program we did these stations around the gym:
    1. Pop Rocks Power (pop rocks in soda bottle)
    2. Fantastic Foamy Fountain
    3. Gooey Glop (cornstarch & water)
    4. Super Growing Jelly marbles in test tubes (that they took home)
    5. Flubber table for the little ones
    Two leaders at each table. Some even dressed up in lab coats & glasses. the boys loved it.
    Store bought cake.

  • Michelle  - Olympics theme

    We are doing an Olympics theme and serving "game day" food like sub sandwiches and appetizers. We will have events for the boys to compete in. Instead of having them bring a decorated cake we are bringing 8" round (like Olympic rings) cakes and decorating supplies. One of the events will be for the family to decorate a cake (in 10 mins). Event decorations will be blue and gold, of course, but with flags displayed around the room. We are doing a picture cube for each of the boys as part of the table decor as a take home goodie. We're using the placemat ideas on this site for starter activities.

  • Michelle  - could we get a copy of your game?

    also interested in getting a copy of your game, who wants to be a cub scout, thanks!

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