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Blue & Gold


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1 Cup enthusiasm
2 Cups fun and laughter
1 Cup hunger
3 Cups excitement
1 Tablespoon spirit
1/2 teaspoon pride
1 teaspoon bluing
Sprinkle of gold dust

Mix thoroughly.  Mold into shape.  Bake with tender loving care for 3 - 5 years, until gold 'n' blue.  Makes a dozen Cub Cakes.


Setting: Have a single large candle at each Blue & Gold Banquet table, with a leader to light it.  Extinguish the house lights and light table candles.

Cubmaster:  Cub Scouting is part of family life in more than 60 countries around the world.  In all these countries, on an evening such as this, Cub Scouts are joining in the Promise and the Cub Scout Motto.  What is the motto?

Cub Scouts: Do Your Best

Cubmaster:  As we face each other across our tables, let's look at the candle's flame and silently thank God for the friendships was are privileged to share. 

(Pause for silent prayer.)

Now, please join me in the Scout Benediction.

May the great Master
Of all Scouts
Be with us
Till we meet again.

 


Print large block letters with permanent markers on 8"X10" sheets of white poster board, one letter to a sheet -- the word "BLUE" in blue, "AND" in black, and "GOLD" in red.  Add silver stars to the letters.  Printing script on back of each card cuts memorizations to a minimum.

 

B is for boys --Bobcats, Wolves, Bears and Webelos
L is for Leader -- The Cubmaster who guides us
U is for Understanding -- We learn to help others
E is for Excellence -- We try to "Do Our Best" 

A is for Anniversary -- Cubbing is ____ years old.
N is for Neighborhoods -- Where Cub Scout dens meet each week.
D is for Den Chiefs -- Boy Scouts who help us in many ways

G is for Goals -- For which Cubbing stands
O is for Opportunities -- For boys to learn and do.
L is for Liberty -- In the years to come.
D is for Den Leaders -- who love us and help us.


Needed: 1 large blue candle, 3 gold candles, 1 small candle for each adult, Small squares of construction paper to catch wax.

Personnel: Three key people of the Pack (Cubmaster, Committee Chairman, Den Leader Coach, and Den Leaders.

Cubmaster: "Today a lot of people put a great deal of effort into sharing their knowledge with you, but it will be a complete waste of time unless you put it to use.   When we impart our knowledge with others, we are only lighting their candles from the five of our own, without depriving ourselves of any of the brilliance the flame possesses.  If you possess knowledge and wish to increase its power, let others light their candles from it.  Refuse to share it and the light that is showing these boys the way of Scouting will go out, leaving them in darkness."

The Committee Chairman and the Den Leader Coach will each light their candles from the Spirit of Scouting candle, they in turn will share it with the Den Leaders and their Den parents.

"One candle by itself does not give much brightness to the room, but when we share our knowledge --(pause)-- the room suddenly becomes illuminated with warmth and friendship; thus guiding boys to a bright new future."

"Will you all rise now for the Scouts Benediction?"

"Now may the Great Master of all Scouts be with us until we meet again."


ARRANGEMENT: 7 candles (1 white, 3 yellow, 3 blue) are placed on a table. 6 Cub Scouts stand behind yellow and blue candles.

CUBMASTER: (Lights the white candle) As I light this spirit of Cub Scouting candle, I am proud that every Cub Scout here has promised to do his best, to do his duty to God and his country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack. Tonight we will see many Scouts advance in rank and truly know they have done their best. We want you to understand what the Cub Scout colors, blue and gold, represent. (Hands white candle to first Scout)

CUB #1: (Lights the first yellow candle) As I light this candle, I challenge each of you to live up to the Cub Scout promise. Cub Scout gold stands for warm sunlight. (Hands white candle to 2nd Scout)

CUB #2: (Lights the second yellow candle) As I light this candle, remember that a Cub Scout always does his best. He does it with another meaning of gold - good cheer. A Cub Scout does not do anything halfheartedly. (Hands white candle to third Cub)

CUB #3: (Lights the third yellow candle) This gold candle represents the Law of the Pack which guides you in your life. You should always radiate happiness, the final meaning of the Cub Scout gold. (Hands white candle to fourth Cub)

CUB #4: (Lights the first blue candle) The first blue candle represents one part of the Law of the Pack, a Cub Scout follows Akela, and the first meaning of the blue of Cub Scouting, truth. (Hands white candle to the fifth Cub)

CUB #5: (Lights the second blue candle) This blue candle represents the spiritual part of Cub Scouting. Remember that a Cub Scout helps the pack go just as the pack helps the Cub Scout grow. (Hands white candle to the sixth Cub)

CUB #6: (Lights the third blue candle) This blue candle represents loyalty. Remember that a Cub Scout gives goodwill. (Returns white candle to Cubmaster)

CUBMASTER: I congratulate each Cub Scout continuing the steps up the Scouting trail and welcome you all to our Blue and Gold Banquet.


 

Narrator: I represent the spirit of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouting.  I am also the spirit of Scouting past and present.  Here is our future…Cub Scouts of America.

 

1st Cub: (carrying a Bible) In the Cub Scout Promise, we say "I promise to do my duty, to God" and religious activities are part of our rank advancement program.  I like to wear my uniform to church on Scout Sunday.  Nearly half of all Cub Scout packs are sponsored by churches.

 

2nd Cub: (in complete uniform) I wear my uniform with pride.  People know that I am a Cub Scout, growing straight and strong through Cub Scouting.  There is only one official uniform.  The colors of the uniform have meaning: Blue stands for truth and loyalty; gold for good cheer and happiness.

 

3rd Cub: (carrying Indian headdress) Early Cub Scout ceremonies were based on Kipling's Jungle Tales.  When Cub Scouting was established in America in 1930.  Indian themes were used.  Akela was the big chief of the Webelos tribe to which all Cub Scouts belong.  Chief Akela's father Arrow of Light, stated that all men were brothers and a tribe could be no greater than it's boys.

 

4th Cub: (carrying wood object) Cub Scouting means FUN!  We have lots of fun, but I like making things - real boy projects things that we can make with or follow a theme.  Cub Scout arrow points and Webelos activity badges give us many different projects to work on so we make useful things and learn new skills while we progress.

 

5th Cub: (carrying a collection) I like to go on hikes and collect things for my nature collection.  Hikes help us to appreciate the outdoors and help us grow physically.

 

6th Cub: (carrying an American Flag) I am proud to be an American so I can salute our flag.  I also like to see our Pack flag (points to flag) because then I know I am part of over 75 years of Scouting.  I belong!  When you salute the U.S. Flag you salute a lot of other things too.  You salute your family, your friends, your Cub Scout den, your fellow Americans, and this land of freedom, because they are America!!!

 

Narrator: Yes, I represent the Past and the Present.  These boys, Cub Scouts now, are the men of tomorrow.  They will be the preservers of our American heritage.  (Pause) Please stand and join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Narrator: I represent the spirit of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouting.  I am also the spirit of Scouting past and present.  Here is our future…Cub Scouts of America.

1st Cub: (carrying a Bible) In the Cub Scout Promise, we say "I promise to do my duty, to God" and religious activities are part of our rank advancement program.  I like to wear my uniform to church on Scout Sunday.  Nearly half of all Cub Scout packs are sponsored by churches.

2nd Cub: (in complete uniform) I wear my uniform with pride.  People know that I am a Cub Scout, growing straight and strong through Cub Scouting.  There is only one official uniform.  The colors of the uniform have meaning: Blue stands for truth and loyalty; gold for good cheer and happiness.

3rd Cub: (carrying Indian headdress) Early Cub Scout ceremonies were based on Kipling's Jungle Tales.  When Cub Scouting was established in America in 1930.  Indian themes were used.  Akela was the big chief of the Webelos tribe to which all Cub Scouts belong.  Chief Akela's father Arrow of Light, stated that all men were brothers and a tribe could be no greater than it's boys.

4th Cub: (carrying wood object) Cub Scouting means FUN!  We have lots of fun, but I like making things - real boy projects things that we can make with or follow a theme.  Cub Scout arrow points and Webelos activity badges give us many different projects to work on so we make useful things and learn new skills while we progress.

5th Cub: (carrying a collection) I like to go on hikes and collect things for my nature collection.  Hikes help us to appreciate the outdoors and help us grow physically.

6th Cub: (carrying an American Flag) I am proud to be an American so I can salute our flag.  I also like to see our Pack flag (points to flag) because then I know I am part of over 75 years of Scouting.  I belong!  When you salute the U.S. Flag you salute a lot of other things too.  You salute your family, your friends, your Cub Scout den, your fellow Americans, and this land of freedom, because they are America!!!

Narrator: Yes, I represent the Past and the Present.  These boys, Cub Scouts now, are the men of tomorrow.  They will be the preservers of our American heritage.  (Pause) Please stand and join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.


Personnel: Eight Cub Scouts say each line

Cub 1: We'd truly like to welcome you.
To our banquet of gold and blue

Cub 2: The food is great, the program grand
And everyone lent a hand

Cub 3: We’re having a party to celebrate
The Cub Scout birthday

Cub 4: And we give our thanks to all those who
Have helped promote the gold and blue.

Cub 5: Blue and gold are our colors true
No other colors would really do.

Cub 6: Blue is the color of the sky above.
Gold is for sunshine, warmth, and love

Cub 7: Come join us in our Cub Scout fun
And delight in our colors of sky and sun

Cub 8: So now we'll say it loud and bold
Welcome to our Blue and Gold.


Personnel: Eight Cub Scouts say each line

Cub 1: We'd truly like to welcome you.
To our banquet of gold and blue

Cub 2: The food is great, the program grand
And everyone lent a hand

Cub 3: We’re having a party to celebrate
The Cub Scout birthday

Cub 4: And we give our thanks to all those who
Have helped promote the gold and blue.

Cub 5: Blue and gold are our colors true
No other colors would really do.

Cub 6: Blue is the color of the sky above.
Gold is for sunshine, warmth, and love

Cub 7: Come join us in our Cub Scout fun
And delight in our colors of sky and sun

Cub 8: So now we'll say it loud and bold
Welcome to our Blue and Gold.


PEOPLE: Assistant Cubmaster, 12 parents (6 ladies, 6 men)

EQUIPMENT: 6 Blue 12" candles, 6 Gold 12" candles, 1 candle holder for l2 candles, 12 3x5 cards

Each of the six male parents is given a blue candle and a 3x5 card with one point of the Scout Law written on it. Each of the six mothers is given a gold candle and a 3x5 card with an alternate point of the Scout Law. All participants are gathered at the rear of the room. The assistant Cubmaster comes, forward, carrying the candleholder, stops, turns and faces the audience. The lights are turned off. The 12 candles are lit and one by one the 12 parents come forward with a lit candle.

Upon reaching the assistant Cubmaster, the first Dad turns and reads "A Scout is Trustworthy" and, placing the lit candle in the holder, then steps back. By this time the mother carrying a lit gold candle ranches the staging area, turns and reads "A Scout is Loyal." This is done until all 12 points of the Scout Law have been read and all 12 candles placed in the candleholder. After the parents have placed the candles, they form a semi-circle behind the assistant Cubmaster, facing the audience.

ASSISTANT CUBMASTER: "One candle, like one point of the Scout Law, brightens the young lives of our boys. Today we have gathered here to celebrate the Cub Scout Birthday based on the Cub Scout Promise, Law of the Pack, Scout Oath and Scout Law and wish them many more. Will all adults please rise and site "Happy Birthdays to our boys"? (All sing "Happy Birthday".) After the song the assistant Cubmaster places the still lighted candles and holder on the head table, followed by the posting of the colors and the invocation.


Arrangement. Head table holds candelabra with three candles and one larger candle in separate holder.

NARRATOR: Tonight we have had a lot of fun at the (number) birthday party of Cub Scouting and the (number) birthday of our own pack. As Cub Scouts and leaders, we are following the trail left by millions of other boys and leaders who have been involved in Cub Scouting since it began in 1930.

All of those boys and leaders have had the Cub Scout spirit, which we symbolize with the flame of this one candle. (Light large candle. Dim room lights.) What is Cub Scout spirit? That's easy. It's the three things we promise to do in the Cub Scout Promise. In the Promise, we say, "I promise to do my best to do my duty to God and my country." That's the first part. (Light first candle on candelabra.)

The second part is: "To help other people." (Light second candle). And the third part is "to obey the Law of the Pack." (Light third candle.)

Now while these three candles burn as a reminder to us, I will ask all Cub Scouts and all former Cub Scouts to stand, make the Cub Scout sign, and repeat the Promise with me. (Lead Promise.) 



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