I have been asked “How do you manage to have a Blue and Gold Banquet in one hour?” Here is the schedule our Pack followed last year and that we will probably be doing again this year:
6:00 p.m. – Opening Flag Ceremony and Prayer
6:05 p.m. – Dinner
6:25 p.m. – Awards
6:40 p.m. – Game
6:55 p.m. – Closing
We do take-out pizza for our food. We make sure it is ready on tables by 5:50 p.m. Also we make sure that we have two food lines (one on each side of the tables) so everyone can get their food quickly.
We don’t have any very long awards ceremonies during the Banquet. We do our Arrow of Light presentations and 5th grade Webelos graduation at our March pack meeting.
Actually it has been running at a little over over an hour, but we’ve managed to get it pretty close. And when it’s over, the boys and parents have had a good time.