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Cub Scout Pack 61 celebrated Boys Scouts of America’s birthday on Feb. 2 by hosting a Blue and Gold Banquet. Rob and Don Weaver, of Sedalia, prepared the chicken.

With more than 25 cubs, along with family and friends, attendance was the highest reaching over 110 people for Pack 61.

Each den (Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos) performed skits or told jokes for entertainment. After all the entertainment, the boys were honored by receiving belt loops, arrows, certificates and patches for all their hard work throughout the year.

Twenty cubs worked hard on their annual fundraiser of selling popcorn. This year each boy who sold to 10 people earned the privilege of a bowling party and a ‘throw a pie in your face’ party. The recipient of the pies is outgoing Cubmaster Chris Reynolds. He has served in various leadership roles with the pack for four years, including Cubmaster and Tiger leader. He will be moving his family to Arkansas, and will be greatly missed.

Another tradition of the Blue and Gold banquet is the silent cake auction. The cub and his parent(s) prepare and decorate a cake. There were many themes represented this year in over 18 cakes. They ranged from Super Bowl to popcorn, Pine Wood Derby, bears and Scouting symbols.

This year’s Blue and Gold banquet gave Pack 61 a first. They had 100 percent participation for Friends of Scouting and were able to raise over $800 for their council.

Pack 61 is gearing up for their annual Pine Wood Derby and are currently working with Dairy Queen and Wendy’s restaurants of Sedalia to host a fundraiser for the pack.

For more information on joining Boy Scouts of America, contact Kenney Newville, district executive, at knewville@bsamail.org or call him at 573-375-8088.

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