We don’t have a Tuesday night (Feb 10) pack meeting this month since we have the Blue & Gold Banquet on Sunday, February 22. Since we have so many new scouts – here is a summary of why the Blue & Gold is a big deal:
- We hold it in February to commemorate the founding of Boy Scouts on February 8, 1910
- It is going to be a lot of fun for everyone, with an entertainment program featuring the comedy & magic tricks of Tim Balster
- We have a ceremony for all Webelos II scouts that have earned the Arrow of Light – which is the highest award in cub scouts
- The Webelos II scouts then cross over to join the ranks of the Troop 24 Boy Scouts
- A delicious buffet dinner will begin after all of the ceremonies
- A slide show of our major events during the year
- A souvenir program for each scout
- Finally, all scouts that participate in the event will be given a sweet patch to commemorate the event.
This year’s Blue & Gold will be held at the Riverside Golf Club, which is conveniently located at 2520 Des Plaines, in North Riverside. The whole family is invited to attend. Click here to register & pay by the February 15 deadline.
Also, Scout Sunday is this Sunday, February 8. Please check with your home church to see if they have any scout programs planned. If you don’t have a home church, you are welcome to come to the Sunday morning services at our charter organization, the Riverside Presbyterian Church, which begin at 10am. Scouts should come to services in their class A uniform, are welcome to stay for the coffee hour reception which will begin at the conclusion of the church service.