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Native American Blue and Gold Banquet

There were a few challenges with this year’s Blue and Gold Banquet.  I am grateful for awesome leaders that helped pull the food together.  Eight hours before the festivities began, I found out there was a conflict in the building schedule.  Nothing a little rearranging and getting cozy couldn’t fix.  All’s well that ends well!

I know some Packs have longer, more elaborate banquets, but I prefer to keep it simple and let families enjoy a good meal and good company.   The Bears employed some crazy basket weaving skills to make a Native American game that we used to decorate our tables.

Our gathering activity was also part of our decorations. Previously, I cut the bottoms out of a bunch of paper bags and then cut them in half to make place-mats. The kids and I crumpled them up for that authentic leather look. At the Blue & Gold we placed them on the tables with crayons so families could decorate them with Indian designs.

During dinner families enjoyed a slide show of our Cub Scout events from the previous year. Dinner was the real reason we chose a Native American theme – we wanted to have Navajo Taco.  Not only did it taste good, it was fairly easy to get the food prepped ahead of time.  This came in handy because we needed every family to contribute to pull it off.

As dinner finished up, I went over some Pack business like the upcoming Pinewood Derby.  The Pack shared their really cool cheer they practiced for Day Camp. Then they helped me teach parents why Cub Scouts is so important.  We finished up with awards for the boys and the leaders, before we closed with a prayer and dessert. A big thanks to the mom who brought Nutella Cupcakes!

What was the theme for your Pack’s Blue and Gold?

Linked to Busy Monday, Tuesday Talent Show, Anti-Procrastination Tuesday, Tell Me Tuesday and What’s in the Gunny Sack.

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Friday Favorites: March 2

I missed sharing my favorites with you last week because I was knee deep in the amazing ANWA writing conference.  Not only did I learn so much, I also met some awesome women.  I came home just in time to help my kids with a couple of big projects due this week – those projects didn’t make this week’s favorites, although I enjoyed seeing the end results.  Here’s what did make the list:

  • Did I mention ANWA?  It was really cool, you should go next year!
  • The Blue and Gold Banquet had a couple of hiccups, but we rolled with the punches and it turned out well.  My favorite part was the Nutella cupcake I savored after I was done being silly in front of the Cub Scouts and their families.

Even though my week was crazy, I still had time to find new favorite posts!

Share your favorites of the day!

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