Tuesday Night at St James Church the IB Boy & Cub Scout Troop #866 held their "Blue Gold Ceremony”.
Feb 18, 2016 09:37PM
● By Paul Spear
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.
Last Tuesday, Boy Scout Troop #866 along with the and th Cub Scouts had their Ceremony and Banquet at St James Church located in Imperial Beach at the corner of 9th and IB Blvd.
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.
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.