Blue and Gold Banquets
Most Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a
"birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet. In nearly all packs, the
blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families
together for an evening of fun and cheer. It's often the pack meeting for
The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack's
anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack,
and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. Packs often like to invite
former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in their
blue and gold banquet.
The banquet can be like a regular pack meeting, with songs, skits, stunts,
and awards. Or it can be something different and a little more special. Your
pack may decide to bring in an entertainer such as a magician or a storyteller.
Or you could have a video or slide show of what the pack did over the past
A good banquet needs lots of planning. Most packs begin to plan at least
two months ahead of time.