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Calendar: Pack 28 Marinwood
Title: Blue and Gold Planning Meeting
When: 04.06.2014 4:00.PM - 6:00.PM
Location: David Vasser's Home
Description: This will be a planning meeting for the upcoming Blue and Gold Banquet. All leaders are required to attend. Parents are strongly requested to attend as this event needs lots of hands to bring off successfully each year.

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 February. In our case, we typically hold the Blue and Gold Banquet in April.

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 year.

A good banquet needs lots of planning. Most packs begin to plan at least two months ahead of time.

Our planning meeting will cover the following:

1. Who will buy decorations?
2. Who will setup and cleanup? We should assign it by den, perhaps
3. Arrow of light parents need to send pictures of their boys to Todd Northcutt now. Otherwise, we need a theme.
4. Confirm food (potluck)
5. Awards given
6. Skits
7. Slide show
8. Who will be shopping for plates, utensils, cups, decorations
9. Timeline
10. Four winds ceremony? (This is the “crossover” ceremony for boys who move on to Boy Scouts)
11. Bridging details
12. Do we want to also give out next year's uniform parts (hat, neckerchief, slide) and the book?
13. Friends of scouting announcement (from council?)

Blue and Gold Proposed Timing and Order of Events
- Can we improve the suggested agenda? Are the timings right?

4:00 - PM - setup chairs / tables
4:30 - setup food / slideshow
5:00 - Welcome and opening - Cubmaster and Bear Den
5:15 - eat (adults first, then kids, because adults will be running things)
5:15 - hand out awards to adults
5:30 – skits
5:45 - hand out awards to kids - do we want to also give out next year's uniform/book?
6:15 - Arrow of Light bridging ceremony
6:30 - cleanup and leave

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Parking Information: There is plenty of street parking.

Event Address: 205 Orange Blossom Lane, San Rafael, CA 94903
Event Location Contact: David Vasser
Event Location Phone: Home: 415-472-3605 || Cell: 415-271-6258

Event Contact: David Vasser
Cell: 415-271-6258
Home: 415-472-3605
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