Celebration to be held at South United Methodist Church
This is a bittersweet moment to share. We say goodbye to our Webelos II Scouts as they cross the Blue and Gold Bridge and share in the excitement as they begin a new adventure in Boy Scouts.
The Pack celebrates
First we gather for a breakfast. The boys make table settings in their Den Meetings that corresponds to the years theme and all the parents pitch in to create a wonderful meal.
The Pack provides the food and decorations. Volunteers are always needed to help cook and decorate. The boys help serve. This is a “Class A” full uniform event.
Next we honor the Webelos II Scouts with the highest award in Cub Scouting... the Arrow of Light. This is a special and meaningful ceremony for both the Scout and his parents. The Arrow of Light is the only Cub Scout award that a Scout can wear on the Boy Scout uniform.
History of the Blue and Gold
In 1933 “Cub Leaders’ Round Table” suggested Parent/Cub dinners. Soon thereafter, Pack 1 of Michigan City started a tradition of pot-lucks where the Dads were to bring utensils made of wood; whittled by the Cub with his Dad. in the 1930’s father/son ‘bean dinners” and “Cub Family Dinners” began to become commonplace. Finally, in 1943 the name Blue and Gold Banquet” First appeared in BSA literature, and became synonymous with “celebrating the birthday of Scouting”