The Blue & Gold Dinner is an annual event for the whole family to celebrate Cub scouting and is normally attended by 150-200 people. It is organized by the Bear dens and consists of:
- Generally a canadian buffet / “”Potluck”” salad and dessert organized by your den
- Den songs, dances, skits to celebrate the diversity of Pack130
- Awards, great raffle and tombola prizes!
Each year we choose a theme that each den is to use to create a short skit or song to perform in front of the audience, to use for deciding how to decorate their tables, and to prepare their cake if they participate in the cake competition.
Preparing for the dinner
Skit / Song
Each den should prepare a skit or song around the theme that should last AT MOST 3 minutes. The smaller dens can combine with others if you want but we will let you work that out amongst yourselves. If you want to put your skit to music you can send us a digital copy of the music in advance and we will burn them all onto on CD to facilitate the technical logistics. As soon as you have chosen a “moment”, please let us know. We try to keep it to only one den per moment. So, get your selections in early because the themes are assigned on a first come / first serve basis.
Tombola / Raffle
Every den is asked to solicit prizes and small items for us to use in our raffle and tombola with the proceeds going towards our charity. In addition to these donations we also ask each den to prepare a gift basket along a theme (movie, games, books, etc) to give away as a prize too.
Raffle tickets are only sold at the event itself and not in advance.
Finally, any small donations to use as tombola prizes are appreciated. Corporate gifts (mugs, hats, etc) and small unwrapped items suitable (and interesting) for boys of Cub Scout-age are perfect for the tombola. Big donations would go toward the raffle.
We collect all of the raffle and tombola prizes the week before the banquet so please do not wait until the last minute to start asking!
Each den will be on their own for providing food and drinks. Some dens go all out with their food preparations and others just have finger foods. It’s your choice. Paper goods (e.g., paper plates and plastic cups) are also your responsibility.
Scouts can prepare a cake, preferably without too much parental help, following the theme chosen for the dinner. Each participating scout will receive a “cake decorating” patch for his vest. After the winners are selected, we will distribute the baked goods as dessert after dinner.