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February 4, 2014 > Return to the Days of Knights

Return to the Days of Knights

Submitted By Theresa Grushkin

Most Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet. The theme of Cub Scouts this year is Knights. On January 31, Pack 441 in Newark celebrated at its annual Blue and Gold Banquet; the birthday of Scouting is February 8, 1910.

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. All of our Cub Scouts brought a family crest they made at home to help decorate for the event. We also had posters made of the boys dressed as knights. The boys and siblings were given ÒknightÓ party favors to help bring the theme to life including inflatable swords, crowns and knight masks.

In addition to a flag ceremony that opened and closed the event, a potluck meal was contributed to by all the families; entertainment included skits from all Cub Scout dens. We were thankful for several special guests who attended including Newark Mayor Al Nagy, Bernie Nillo representing our charter organization Viola Blythe, and our district Scouting Executive Justin Brown and family. The boys played games during the event and had a great time.

Happy 104th Birthday Scouts!

If you are interested in Cub Scouts, please come visit our meetings. Pack meetings are every third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church at 35660 Cedar Blvd. in Newark. Our February meeting is important since our highest ranking den of WeBeLoS II will be bridging to Boy Scout Troops in a special ceremony. Individual dens meet at different times during the month. Feel free to contact Cubmaster Rick Bensco at pack441cubmaster@yahoo.com for more information.

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