Boys from Cub Scout Pack 215 and their families held a Blue and Gold (Rush) Banquet on Feb. 24 as a birthday celebration for cub scouting. The evening had a Western theme opened with a flag ceremony led by the Wolf and Bear Dens, followed by a Friends of Scouting presentation. Scouts and their families were treated to a spaghetti dinner, accompanied by traditional Bluegrass music performed by Quinten Yattaw and David and Gigi Hynd. Following dinner, Scouts learned to pan for gold with many Scouts who “struck it rich!” Scouts were honored in an awards ceremony and the evening concluded with a closing ceremony led by the Tiger Den.


Blue and Gold Banquets are held by Cub Scout Packs across the nation in the month of February. February is chosen for many reasons. Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916. This year marks the 100th birthday of Scouting in the United States. Cub Scouting was started in 1930. Lord Baden-Powell, who founded Scouting, was born on Feb. 22. Cub Scouts is open to all boys in grades one through five. Pack 215 serves boys in the Thomaston and Cushing communities and welcomes new members at any time. For more information, contact Aimee Sanfilippo at 354-9531.