Another year has come and gone again, and everything seemed to go off without a hitch.
We had our blue and gold (yellow) tablecloths and balloons on the tables. Unfortunately, we hadn’t any table decorations made by the scouts this year. We decided not to put up streamers this year. It seemed to take away from the simplicity of our decorations.
Dinner was great. We decided on a pasta dinner with a homemade meat sauce and an Alfredo sauce. The pack paid for the main courses and the garlic bread. Each family, however, contributed $2.00 per person to help with that cost. We have a small pack. Each den then became responsible for bringing salad side dishes and desserts. It turned out to be a very filling evening.
Our awards ceremony was really nice. Each scout that achieved their rank was awarded their rank during a painted face ceremony. Each scout had lines and symbols placed on their face, using costume face paint, by their leader. Each line and symbol represented a valuable trait in scouting. The scouts thought it was pretty cool. It was a great symbolic ceremony. We also gave out the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for the winners of the Pinewood Derby which was held on the same day. As well as patches for that event. Finally, we gave out all the certificates from the Father and Son Cake Bake. This year’s cake theme was “America the Beautiful.” Each scout who participated was to design a cake using a line from the song. They looked really neat. Scouts can be so creative. Families were also allowed to bid on their favorite cakes in a silent auction. The winning bids were then placed into the scout’s pack account to be used for camp fees or equipment for camp.
Overall it went very well. We were so proud of the scouts achievements. Despite all the stress and frustration involved in putting together such a big night. We look forward to a strong finish to this scouting year.