The long-anticipated Blue and Gold Banquet is tomorrow, Sunday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (1818 Queen Anne Ave N.).
The Blue and Gold Banquet is a birthday celebration of the foundation of the Cub Scout program. This year's banquet will feature a pasta dinner, entertainment by each of our local Boy Scout troops, a presentation about Chief Seattle Council's Friends of Scouting program, and the infamous Blue and Gold Dessert Competition.
About the Blue and Gold Dessert Competition: Each scout in the Pack brings a dessert that he made with a Blue and Gold theme. Examples of desserts from past years include desserts that are blue- and gold-colored or desserts that depict cub scout symbols, cub scout ideals or cub scout activities. The entire pack judges the desserts before consuming them. Please bring a dessert that is large enough to feed the number of people in your party. (photos below of sample desserts from past banquets)
Friends of Scouting: Friends of Scouting is the annual gift-giving campaign to support the scouting program that the Chief Seattle Council offers, including programs in five counties for more than 47,500 youth; camping experiences for over 10,000 youth; basic and advanced training for youth and adults; two Scout shops complete with all necessary Scouting supplies; camperships for youth who need financial assistance for camp; maintenance & operation of more than 1,400 acres of camp property. Each Scout family will receive a personalized Friends of Scouting donation card; please bring a checkbook to the banquet if you wish to join our Pack in supporting this annual campaign that keeps the scout program healthy in our Seattle community. Click here <http://www.seattlebsa.org/sbsa_giving/GivingOpp/FamilyFriends.htm> to learn more about the campaign.
The Wolf Den is hosting this year's annual celebration and is working hard to pull together dinner and a nice evening for the entire Pack. In preparation of a successful evening, this is what they need from our scouts:
* Please arrive as close to 6:00 p.m. as possible.
* All scouts should be in uniform.
* When you arrive, we ask that sign in, get nametags for you and your family and stay in the entrance hall outside of the main Fellowship Hall until you are called to come in. Please note: There will be a church service letting out at the time, so please help us to keep the commotion to a minimum.
* During the arrival period, there will be a station to drop off your dessert
* Friends of Scouting campaign packets will be available as you arrive and/or as you enter the Fellowship Hall
* Once dinner is ready, the doors to Fellowship Hall will be opened and everyone will be invited to find a seat. Please help us to make this entry go smoothly and quietly. If you have not yet paid for your reserved tickets, please be prepared to give your $2/person (cash or check made payable to Pack 72) to Audrey Kamemoto at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall. We will not be formally collecting tickets but feel free to wave them at the door :-).
* There will be food on the tables when you enter the Fellowship Hall, but it is important that it not be a distraction until the formal food service begins after the Opening Ceremony. Please refrain from serving food and drinks until after the opening ceremony.
* As you depart from the banquet, please be sure to return your Friends of Scouting packet to individuals noted at the banquet
* There may be extra packaged pasta sauce available for sale after the dinner; please bring cash/check if you are interested in purchasing the Wolf Den sauce :-)
* Please remind others of these requests.
Yours in Scouting,
QA Cub Scouts Pack Committee & Hosting Wolf Den