Planning a memorable Blue and Gold banquet for your Cub Scout pack? Look no further! In this article, we present 15 fabulous ideas for Blue and Gold centerpieces that will add a touch of magic to your event. Whether you prefer simple or elaborate designs, you’re sure to find the perfect centerpiece that suits your pack’s theme and budget!
Celebrating Cub Scouting’s Birthday
Cub Scout packs often commemorate Cub Scouting’s birthday with a vibrant and fun-filled party known as the Blue and Gold banquet. This special occasion calls for striking decorations, including eye-catching Blue and Gold centerpieces.
Recently, we reached out to our Facebook followers to share pictures of their stunning Blue and Gold decorations, and the response was overwhelming! While we couldn’t include all the pictures in one post, we’ll gradually share more of these fantastic ideas in the coming weeks. A huge thank you to everyone who participated!
Easy-to-Make and Inexpensive Centerpieces
One centerpiece idea that caught our attention was created by Trey Roberts’ pack. These centerpieces are not only visually appealing but also easy to make and budget-friendly. They would be a great choice for those looking for a simple yet attractive option. Just take a look at how amazing they look on the tables!
To keep their Scouts and siblings engaged, Trey’s pack also designed 11″ x 17″ activity placemats featuring a crossword puzzle, a word search, and tic-tac-toe grids. However, if you prefer not to create your own, you can find free printable placemats on Akela’s Council website.
Another fantastic idea comes from Faye Oakes’ pack. They used the Cricut Cub Scout cartridge to create adorable and personalized centerpieces. It’s incredible how such creativity can bring these designs to life!
We also loved the festive and easy-to-make centerpieces shared by Alysha McNeil-LeJeune. These vibrant creations are bound to leave a lasting impression!
Fun and Unique Ideas
Jenkins Kid Farm took a different approach by making fan centerpieces, affectionately called “lollies.” These whimsical creations add a touch of charm to any table setting.
Furthermore, Jenkins Kid Farm also crafted photo holder centerpieces for one of their Blue and Gold banquets. These unique centerpieces not only provide a decorative element but also serve as a practical way to display cherished memories.
Patriotic and Meaningful Creations
Wendy Gay from Pack 172 in Stratford, Connecticut shared centerpieces that are perfect for a patriotic-themed banquet. These captivating designs beautifully capture the spirit of the occasion.
Highlights of the Scout Law
Rachel Brister’s blog offers a brilliant idea for centerpieces that emphasize the points of the Scout Law. These “trees” are not only visually appealing but also serve as a wonderful reminder of the values that Scouts strive to uphold.
If you’re planning a carnival-themed Blue and Gold banquet, the centerpiece idea from our pack’s Bears will surely catch your attention. The festive atmosphere created by these centerpieces perfectly complements the Grin and Bear It adventure!
Personal Touch and Appreciation
Amber Grady from Saginaw, Texas shared a heartwarming centerpiece from Pack 3. We love how the Scouts’ names are included, and you can even add your den leaders’ names to the large paw print! It’s a great way to showcase the pack’s sense of community and appreciation.
Fun Cub Scout “Cake”
Beth from All the Quiet Things came up with a unique Cub Scout “cake” centerpiece. This delightful creation would be perfect for a check-in table, a dessert buffet, or the awards table. Beth generously provides free templates for the cake slice boxes, which can be filled with candy for the Scouts to take home as a special treat.
Creative Uses of Recyclable Materials
The Pony Express District shared an innovative centerpiece idea that proves you don’t need extravagant supplies. These super simple centerpieces are made from empty boxes! It’s an excellent way to upcycle materials and create an eco-friendly atmosphere at your Blue and Gold banquet.
Table Decorations with a Personal Touch
The folks at Completely Type A showcased their creativity by making table decorations using stands they had previously crafted for another project. These personalized touches add a special flair to the overall ambiance of the event.
Unconventional Decorating Ideas
Kathy Peters had a fantastic and unconventional decorating idea that will surely inspire you. In her pack, they pick a theme for their Blue and Gold banquet and then use recyclable materials such as old boxes, pop bottles, lids, and plastic containers to build their own decorations. It may not be the most polished setup, but the Scouts absolutely love it! Last year, they built robots, and this year, they crafted trains, tanks, cars, and rockets to go along with their “transportation” theme.
Share Your Ideas!
We hope these 15 Blue and Gold centerpiece ideas have sparked your creativity and given you inspiration for your own banquet. Now it’s your turn! We’d love to hear about your unique and fabulous centerpieces. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below!
Yours in Scouting,
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