Blue & Gold
Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Mon, 20 Feb 1995 12:25:58 -0800
Dear Friends in Scouting ...
We had a GREAT Blue & Gold this last Friday, with over 300 in attendance. Whew!
Do they pack in tightly. We decorated the Hall with all the pictures of the a
ctivities our Pack has done (since 1991 when we started)! We built a Blue & Go
ld balloon arch at the entrance. In the foyer, we had a large screen TV/VCR pl
aying tapes from previous pack activities, and tables with displays of old scou
ting stuff. Interestingly I was able to find all of my scouting awards except
my Life. I even found my Cub Scout awards,(Bobcat, Wolf, Lion, Bear, Lion, Web
elos Colors and Arrow of Light). The dinner was Den Potluck. We sang 'God Ble
ss America' for the opening, Johnny Appleseed for the invocation.
Using the resources from several books and this group I put together a great ski
t on the history of Scouting, incorporating the history of Pack 383, and incorp
orated a presentation to our outbound Chairman with a campaign hat. Dave (inco
ming cubmaster) and I acted out the starfish story and recognized our leaders (
all 30 of them). I had custom made Pack 383 hats, Blue Cord with Gold Embroide
ry. They were a big hit!
You should have seen the boys dressed up as BP and Boyce! They really got into
the part and hammed it up big time.
We concluded with all of the webelos singing 'On My Honor' and had a 5'x9' Ameri
can Flag hanging with 4 boys in front of it (a Tiger, A blue Cub Scout, a Webel
os, and a Boy Scout). After the song they all held up their appropriate sign a
nd I had a trumpet player from the high school come in and play taps. Whole pr
ogram & dinner lasted 1.5 hours.
I received raving compliments from parents, both at the dinner and those I ran i
nto later in the store, about how enjoyable the program was. We all had a lot
Thanks for letting me share our experience! Hope your B&G is as successfull!
Peter Van Houten
Cubmaster Pack 383
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