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The pack celebrated the 89th birthday of Cub Scouting with their annual Blue-Gold Banquet on Saturday February 16 at the Elizabeth Baptist Church.
This year's theme was "Customs of Other Countries."
Each den chose a country, Lions USA, Tigers Brazil, Wolf Japan, Bear Mexico, Webelos 1 Italy, Webelos 2 Germany and displayed decorations and performed skits of their adopted country.
Invocation was given by Rev. Craig Blankenship.
A covered-dish dinner for Cub Scouts, Family Members, and Friends of the Pack began the evening.
Each den brought food custom to the country they chose.
Cubmaster Keith did a reading "The History of the Blue-Gold Banquet."
Presentation of the colors by Webelos 2 Headless Chicken Patrol.
A Cub Scout Court of Honor was held for the Cub Scouts who earned advancements:
Josiah FM - Animal Kingdom + King of the Jungle + On Your Mark + Pick My Path adventures and Lion Badge
Luke H - King of the Jungle + On Your Mark + Pick My Path adventures + Lion Badge
Archer S - Animal Kingdom + Build It Up, Knock It Down, King of the Jungle + Mountain Lion, On Your Mark adventures + Lion Badge
Braidin F - Backyard Jungle + My Family's Duty to God + Team Tiger + Tiger Bites adventures
Ash G - Tiger Shooting Sports Award + Archery Shooting Sports Pin + BB Gun Shooting Sports Pin
James P - Backyard Jungle + My Family's Duty to God + Team Tiger + Tiger Bites adventures
Lucas C - Call of the Wild + Council Fire + Howling at the Moon + Running with the Pack adventures
Eli F - Adventures in Coins adventure
Tucker C - Baloo the Builder + Critter Care + Fellowship and Duty to God + Make it Move adventures + Bear Badge + Emergency Prepardness Award
Bentley H - Baloo the Builder + Fellowship and Duty to God + Marble Madness + Paws for Action adventures
Louis M - Baloo the Builder + Critter Care + Fellowship and Duty to God + Make it Move + Marble Madness adventures + Whittling Chip
Hunter S - Baloo the Builder + Bear Necessities + Fellowship and Duty to God + Forensics + Fur, Feathers, and Ferns + Marble Madness + Paws for Action adventures + Bear Badge
Holden V - Baloo the Builder + Fellowship and Duty to God + Make it Move + Marble Madness adventures
Webelos 1 Blue Flame Phoenix Patrol
Hunter G - Duty to God and You + Sportsman adventures
Tyler H - Duty to God and You adventure + Webelos Badge
Chase H - Cast Iron Chef + Duty to God and You + First Responder + Sportsman + Webelos Walkabout adventures + Webelos Badge
A God and Family religious award ceremony was performed for Webelos 1 Blue Flame Phoenix Patrol scouts Hunter G - Tyler H - Chase H for completiton of their six week class. Their counselor Rev, Craig Blankenship presented each with their award. Mentor pins were presented to their parents. Webelos 1 also presented Rev Blankenship with a gift for serving as their counselor.
A ceremony was also held for Bear Scout Louis M as he completed the Jewish Maccabee religious award requirements.
Scouts attending were presented with a patch for selling popcorn: Matthew B - Tucker C - Lucas C - Quincy F - Bradin F - Eli F - Josiah FM - Hunter G - Luke H - Tyler H - Bentley H - Chase H - James P - Hunter S - Holden V.
Wyatt G from Webelos 2 Headless Chicken Patrol was presented with the Good Scout award for the month.
Cubs were presented service stars for their years in Cub Scouting:
1 year - Josiah FM - Luke H - Archer S - Bentley H
2 years - Braidin F - Hunter G - Wyatt G - James P - Hunter S - Holden V
3 years - Tucker C - Lucas C - Quincy F - Eli F - Louis M
4 years - Tyler H - Chase H - Draygon P
5 years - Matthew B
Leaders presented service stars for years of service:
2 years - Craig Blankenship - Jennifer Hoover
3 years - Leanna Corbitt
4 years - Crystal Cox-Hardbarger
7 years - Melanie Axley
8 years - Amanda Balis - Rob Pitts
11 years - Derek Egbert
35 years - Keith Smith
46 years - George Lemon
Each Cub Scout was asked to make a dessert with the help of an adult male for the Cub/Male Dessert Silent Auction or donated a gift.
Desserts and donated gifts included:
Porch Swing materials donated by Larry and Marianne Siers and built by Webleos 2 Headless Chicken Patrol - purchased by Derek Egbert
Peanut Butter Fudge made by Draygon Pate - purchased by Derek Egbert
Dirt Cake made by Matthew Balis - purchased by Derek Egbert
Blueberry Cobbler made by Tyler and Phil Hardbarger - purchased by Faith Smith
Blueberry Pastries made by James and Rob Pitts - purchased by Faith Smith
Snicker Doodle Cookies made by Derek Egbert - purchased by Faith Smith
Jello Flag made by Josiah Ferrell McAbee - purchased by Faith Smith
Fudge Brownies made by Lucas Curfman - purchased by Pat Egbert
Lemon Meringue Pie made by Zina and Ephraim Lynch - purchased by Hurshel Skinner
Penaut Butter Fudge made by Eli Ferrell - purchased by Hurshel Skinner
Sprinkle Fudge Brownies made by Chase Hoover - purchased by Mary Skinner
Fortune Cookies made by Zina and Ephraim Lynch - purchased by Carol Blankenship
Mixed Berry Cobbler made by Tucker Corbitt - purchased by Linda Vlach
Homemade Churro Cheesecake made by Holden VanCamp - purchased by Justin Harrison
Banana Split Pie made by Quincy Fasogbon - purchased by Zina Lynch
Dirt Cake made by Braidin Ferrell - purchased by Zina Lynch
German Chocolate Cake made by Wyatt Goodnight - purchased by Zina Lynch
Pockey made by Melanie Axley - purchased by Eli Ferrell
Churro Dump Cake made by Hunter Snyder - purchased by Donna Ferrell
Truck Sign crafted by Melanie Axley - purchased by Paula Burton
Dirt Cake made by Matthew Balis - purchased by Chase Hoover
Chocolate Pie made by Hunter Goodnight - purchased by Kathy Cale
Knife donated by Eli Ferrell - purchased by Grantis Boyce and Matthew Balis
Mirror donated by Eli-Braidin-Josiah Ferrell - purchased by Amber Goodnight
Avon donated by Braidin Ferrell - purchased by Wyatt Goodnight
Chocolate Chip Cookies made by Luke-Phil Hardbrger - purchased by Lawrence Hardbarger
Pack Profit from the Silent Auction $345.00
The evening concluded with the retrieving of the colors by Webelos 2 Headless Chicken Patrol.
The pack would like to THANK the Elizabeth Baptist Church for use of their facility.