November CUB AWARD CEREMONIES DURING COVID PANDEMIC Blue

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November CUB AWARD CEREMONIES DURING COVID PANDEMIC Blue & Golds & Crossovers/Bridgings 2020

November CUB AWARD CEREMONIES DURING COVID PANDEMIC Blue & Golds & Crossovers/Bridgings 2020

BLUE & GOLD CEREMONIES The proverbial Cub Scout celebration ADD A FOOTER 2

BLUE & GOLD CEREMONIES The proverbial Cub Scout celebration ADD A FOOTER 2

WHAT IS A BLUE & GOLD? While many seem to profess that the Blue

WHAT IS A BLUE & GOLD? While many seem to profess that the Blue & Gold Ceremony is to celebrate the anniversary of Scouting - that’s not the true intent • While the BSA’s birthday may be an additional reason to host the banquet, theme of the day is celebrating the pack’s anniversary and everyone involved in making Scouting possible for members of the pack. ADD A FOOTER 3

SHOULD OUR PACK DO INPERSON OR VIRTUAL? That depends on the comfort level of

SHOULD OUR PACK DO INPERSON OR VIRTUAL? That depends on the comfort level of your parents- ask before you decide! Some Packs have sent out a brief online survey to gather input from families on what they are comfortable with ADD A FOOTER 4

BLUE & GOLDS WHICH OPTION IS THE BEST OPTION? In-Person Easy to plan Similar

BLUE & GOLDS WHICH OPTION IS THE BEST OPTION? In-Person Easy to plan Similar to previous year’s planning Exciting for the Scouts More fun to plan Requires less technology Virtual Easy to plan No/low cost Not as exciting for the Scouts Not always easy to translate from in -person to virtual Requires good/smart use of technology ADD A FOOTER 5

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND • • Can be done entirely by ZOOM

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND • • Can be done entirely by ZOOM or other video software Keep it to 45 minutes or less Keep it moving at all times Always have a back up plan The goofier it is, the better/ Make them laugh Get help from the Scouts BSA troops near you Use the Breakout Rooms to your advantage ADD A FOOTER 6

BLUE & GOLDS (CONTINUED) • Have Dens be responsible for a segment of the

BLUE & GOLDS (CONTINUED) • Have Dens be responsible for a segment of the ceremony • Find a Guest Speaker • Find some cool prizes or gift baskets to give away • Do Trivia or ask Scouting questions • Show a short You. Tube video about something cool/funny • Have a few families do a skit or song for the group • Do ‘repeat-after-me’ songs ADD A FOOTER 7

BLUE & GOLDS (CONTINUED) • Have Boy Scouts hop on a tell everyone what

BLUE & GOLDS (CONTINUED) • Have Boy Scouts hop on a tell everyone what the best of Scouts BSA is all about • Use slide shows showing your Scouts in action with music in the background • Do a short history of Scouting • Have Scouts do a short, Show & Tell about something cool they learned in Cub Scouts • Play Kahoot- Question & Answer session • Do a Scavenger Hunt (safely) ADD A FOOTER 8

WHY ELSE DO WE DO BLUE & GOLDS? Because Cub Scouts are still earning

WHY ELSE DO WE DO BLUE & GOLDS? Because Cub Scouts are still earning Ranks and other Advancements! • Purchase and pass out the awards to the families prior to the event • Have a list of the Scouts who have earned their ranks listed on the Screen in a Power Point Slide ADD A FOOTER 9

LET’S CONGRATULATE OUR PACK 999 TIGER • Samir S. SCOUTS • Billy T. •

LET’S CONGRATULATE OUR PACK 999 TIGER • Samir S. SCOUTS • Billy T. • Aarun S. • Aidan B. • Anastasia D. • Narendra P. • Srikanth R. ADD A FOOTER 10

WHY ELSE DO WE DO BLUE & GOLDS? Because Cub Scouts are still earning

WHY ELSE DO WE DO BLUE & GOLDS? Because Cub Scouts are still earning Ranks and other Advancements! • Purchase and pass out the awards to the families prior to the event • Have a list of the Scouts who have earned their ranks listed on the Screen in a Power Point Slide ADD A FOOTER 11

WHO SHOULD WE INVITE? • Your Executive Officer & Charter Organization Representative • Principal

WHO SHOULD WE INVITE? • Your Executive Officer & Charter Organization Representative • Principal of your local grade school • Mayor of your Town/Village • Previous Scouters who were once in the Pack • Your Special Guest • Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, any/all family members • (just make sure you either require an RSVP so you can accomodate everyone on the call ADD A FOOTER 12

CROSSOVER/ BRIDGING CEREMONIES IS IT OKAY TO HOLD A BLUE & GOLD AND CROSSOVER

CROSSOVER/ BRIDGING CEREMONIES IS IT OKAY TO HOLD A BLUE & GOLD AND CROSSOVER AT THE SAME TIME? • THE ANSWER MAY BE YES, OR NO • SOME HOLD SEPARATE CEREMONIES DUE TO THE TIME INVOLVED • SOME LIKE TO “GET IT ALL DONE IN ONE” SO THEY DO BOTH IN ONE EVENT • ASK YOUR AOL LEADERS WHAT THEY WANT FOR THEIR SCOUTS ADD A FOOTER 13

IDEAS FOR CROSSOVERS/BRIDGINGS • Have each Den Leader film their AOL’s being presented with

IDEAS FOR CROSSOVERS/BRIDGINGS • Have each Den Leader film their AOL’s being presented with their AOL rank either at home or at a local park • Have parents do face painting for their Scouts • you could set up your actual crossover bridge at a local park or someone’s backyard and film the whole event • Make sure you ask your local Troop to be present to welcome the Scouts • You could ask the parents to be present to remove the AOL neckerchief/scarf and have the Boy Scouts place the Troop one on each Scout (use facemasks/shields) • Have someone film the whole event, then you could show parts of this to the other parents at the BNG (don’t show the whole thing…too long) ADD A FOOTER 14

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLWING WHOSE IDEAS WHERE THE BACKBONE OF TONIGHT’S PRESENTATION: jennifer

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLWING WHOSE IDEAS WHERE THE BACKBONE OF TONIGHT’S PRESENTATION: jennifer ciraolo/pack 441 james parker/troop 269 sidda erraih/troop 273 rick gravett/ troop 125 ADD A FOOTER 15

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THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING ROUND TABLE TONIGHT! Mike Charlesworth Phone 847 -997 -1200 Email

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING ROUND TABLE TONIGHT! Mike Charlesworth Phone 847 -997 -1200 Email [email protected] or g