Re: Blue & Gold Help, Please!
Charlotte S. Jerscheid (cjersche@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Thu, 22 Dec 1994 12:19:55 -0500
For centerpieces, depending on your expected attendance and the size of
the dining tables, I've used a variety of items, from 8" cube-shapegift
boxes wrapped in "Happy Birthday" paper (blue, of course), either open
with gold tissue coming out and an appropriate item stuck on a florist's
card-holder (I used two Cub stickers back-to-back) OR stack a couple of
them...to styrofoam or wood bases with flags stuck in. You could have a
contest with each Den making enough centerpieces for the number of tables
they will use. Prize categories (enough for each Den to win *something*)
could be most imaginitive, best use of scrap materials, best illustration
of the theme, most colorful, most unusual <g>, funniest...or let the boys
suggest categories. All the centerpieces don't have to be the same.
For skits, I usually used a boy-acted, parent-narrated skit, since I only
had two boys and one of them was dyslexic. You could have them act out a
joke, a familiar children's story, or try looking in _Den_and_Pack_Skits_,
available from your service center. You might even try an
audience-participation stunt, with the Den members leading the various
actions on the key words. Whatever you do, KIS-MIF.
Troop 13, BSA
Baltimore Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City