Blue and Gold Banquet

by admin on February 19, 2011

WOW!  Our Pack just had a fantastic Blue and Gold Banquet for our Cub Scout PackWarning - this is going to be a long post but a lot of FUN!  If you didn’t know I am a Cub Scout Den Leader for the Bears.  The theme for our Blue and Gold Banquet was Resourcefulness. So we decided to plan a SURVIVOR Blue and Gold Banquet.   So here are some of the ideas for our Blue and Gold dinner.  And we were resourceful.

Invitations: We used empty water bottles and added small shells, rocks and sea glass.  Printed out an invitation on paper and tore the edges to look old.  Rolled up the paper and slid it into the water bottle.  Tied on some twine and we were done.  They boys enjoyed the whole process and delivering the invitations too.  We counted this as service for their Square Knot Award and Achievement 18 D.

Decorations: We used our plants and trees from home.  We added baskets, hats, shells, stuffed jungle animals, tent, fake fire pit, nets, and decorations from past parties.  So I don’t think we spent any money on our decorations.  And the the traditional plastic table clothes were from our past cub scout events.

Centerpieces: Our cubmaster came up with a great idea.  He gave each scout a paper sack with items to create something Resourceful that you would use to survive if your were on an island.  The boys brought their designs and we used them as the Blue and Gold Dinner Centerpieces. The cub scouts were so proud of their ideas.  After dinner each boy explained what they created.  We used a microphone so we could all hear them.

Opening Activity:  One each table was a pile of fabric strips for head or arm bands.  A small container of face paint and q-tips and a paper with instructions.  Each table was a Survivor Tribe. They had to complete 3  Challenges to earn face stripes.  A physical, mental and tribe challenge. This worked well as families arrived at different times and kept the scouts busy.  They all enjoyed the face paint!  When their tribe was finished they earned their sack of dinner utensils, plates and cups.

Dinner Ideas:  We had pulled barbecue beef sandwiches, an assortment of salads and bags of chips.  For dessert a bowl of ice cream with dirt and a topping of worms was served!

Survivor Challenges: Build a Balloon Tower!  This was quite the challenge.  We split the pack into four teams and gave out about 30 balloons each and some masking tape.  The only rule we gave was that they could not tape the balloons on the floor.  This challenge took a lot of teamwork and resourcefulness. A couple of teams were quite creative!

Cub Scout Mystery Food Challenge: This challenge was so much fun.  We placed different mystery food (candy) on a small plate and covered it with sea foam (whip cream).  Then we had the scouts line up to race to eat the mystery food.  It was a great success!

Clean up: Before we were even finished the older Scouts were waiting to play basketball in the gym.  So clean up was done in a snap with great motivation.  It was a little frantic but we were happy to have extra help.  To make it even more fun a storm was blowing outside.  Snow, Rain and Ice – I thought our artificial tree was going to blow away before my husband got into the car!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

vanessa February 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Hee hee see I knew you would be good at this calling1

Kaylyn Little January 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm

That looks like a very fun banquet. I have been searching for ideas for our upcoming Blue and Gold in a month. I loved the building ballon towers for an activity.

Ashley January 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

Oh my goodness! This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! I was looking for ideas for our Blue and Gold Banquet and came across your blog. What a wonderful party and your decorations are precious!! I’m SO impressed with your creativity! It doesn’t hurt that Survivor is one of my favorite shows. :-)

Mrs. Q. January 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Hurray!! What a wonderful event! Our Blue and Gold theme this year is “Survival Skills” so you have sparked my imagination with some of your wonderful decorations and activities! Thanks– your den is very lucky.

Linda Maxwell January 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I absolutely love this idea. My husband and I do cubs in our ward. Our grandchildren are the age of our cub scouts in fact one is coming into our pack later this year. I would love more detail on your Survivor B&G. I’d love to do it next month and need to get busy right away. We did a CSI (Cub Scout Investigators) B&G last year that was awesome if your looking for future ideas.

Ginger January 30, 2012 at 1:53 am

Would you share what candies were used in the sea foam food game? We’d love to use that at one of our meetings. Please email me if you would. Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic event.

Betsy Dixon February 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Love it!!! This looks like it was a ton of fun!

Peggy February 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I came across your page while I desperatley needed and idea for next wks blue and gold banquet on resourcefulness. I was given 2 wks but work 2 jobs. (not enough time) I was so excited to find this. We are planning your theme for Feb 23. I have forwarded the site to the other leaders and all think it’s such a great thing you’ve put together. The boys made the invitations last wk and were given the bags to make the centerpieces. This will be fun! The only thing we added was a slide show of the boys with “happy” songs to accompany it. Thank you so very much. May Our gracious Father continue to bless you!
Sincereley Peggy Delgado

admin March 14, 2012 at 11:36 am

I think we used gummy sharks, worms, etc.

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