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Cub Scouts in Newark Celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week

The annual 'Blue and Gold Banquet' was attended by local dignitaries.

NEWARK, Ca: Scout District Executive Justin Brown, Newark Mayor Al Nagy, and Viola Blythe representative Bernie Nillo. Photo provided by: Theresa Grushkin
NEWARK, Ca: Scout District Executive Justin Brown, Newark Mayor Al Nagy, and Viola Blythe representative Bernie Nillo. Photo provided by: Theresa Grushkin
Written and submitted by Theresa Grushkin—

Cub Scout Pack 441 in Newark celebrated its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Jan. 31. The birthday of Scouting is February 8, 1910. 

Most Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week in February with a birthday party called the blue and gold banquet. In nearly all packs, the blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year that brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer.

The theme of Cub Scouts this year is Knights. 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 out knight party favors to help bring the theme to life including inflatable swords, crowns and knight masks. 

In addition to a potluck meal contributed to by each of the families, we enjoyed entertainment from all of the Cub Scout dens in the form of skits. We opened and closed with a flag ceremony.

We were thankful to have several special guests in attendance 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. We have Pack meetings every third Wednesday at 7pm at Holy Redeemer Church at 35660 Cedar Blvd. in Newark. Our February 19th meeting is an important one as our highest ranking den of WeBeLoS II will be bridging to Boy Scout Troops in a special ceremony.

Our individual dens meet at different times during the month. Feel free to contact our Cubmaster Rick Bensco at pack441cubmaster@yahoo.com for more information at any time. 

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