Pack 48 Blue & Gold!

For Pack 48’s first official Blue & Gold banquet, our theme is 1st Birthday because we’ve made it a whole year!


Who can come?: Cub Scouts and their families! Cubs will wear their Class A uniform. Parents and families are welcome to dress comfortable.

What is a “Blue & Gold”?  
Blue & Gold is the name of the yearly Cub Scout banquet to celebrate the birthday of the Scout program, recognize the pack leaders, and other adults instrumental to the pack’s success. Most importantly, it is a time to celebrate our Cub Scouts. It’s also our time to say goodbye to our Arrow of Light Scouts, as they leave us for the fun of Boy Scouts.

When is it? Sunday, March 24, 2019 2pm-5pm

Where is it? The Berlin VFW, 34 Chestnut Ave, Berlin, NJ

The important stuff:

What can I bring?

  • Dessert Competition

o    A very exciting event will be the Dessert Competition!!!! So break out the bake wear and Pinterest and get as creative as you want to be! Prizes will be awarded! Divisions:

  • Best Scouting Theme – Kids
  • Best Scouting Theme – Adults
  • Most Original – Kids
  • Most Original – Adults

o    Please bring an index card listing name and ingredients (allergies)

  • Blue and Gold decorations: streamers, plain banners, please no balloons.  Let Irene know if you can bring any of these!
  • Pack will provide iced tea, water, coffee, and paper products!

How can parents help?

  • Help is needed the day of the event with set up and clean up. Set up will begin at 1pm. If you are available, please come and help.
  • One part of the ceremony will involve face paint. Any Cub who does not want to have their face painted will have a mask that can be held up and painted instead. Please let Miss Irene know if your child will need a mask. Masks are wooden and held up by the child with a popsicle stick. Nothing fancy or scary.
  • It would be nice to have a chaplain or priest or preacher for the Invocation. Anyone know anyone (job comes with dessert!)?

Adult Voting

We aren’t the Oscars and there will be no red carpet, but there will be awards for the Adults of the pack! Any adult associated with the pack is eligible: Adults are asked to email their votes for the following categories to

  • The Leader who sets the example
  • The Leader or adult who is excited about their volunteer job
  • The Leader or Adult who is the spark of a project
  • The Leader or Adult who has done a very good job
  • The Leader or Adult who does well under pressure
  • The Adult who is always will to lend a hand
  • The Adult who always made sure everyone was laughing
  • The Adult who worked really hard for the pack
  • The Adult who can fix anything
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Edelman Planetarium this week!

A friendly reminder that next Thursday, March 7, our Pack Meeting will be at the Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ! This is a FREE event. Each Cub must have a parent/guardian with them, and siblings are welcome to attend.

We’ll have a half hour watching a show on Space, followed by a half hour of star gazing inside the Planetarium.

Some things to know before you go:

Weekday parking for this event is located in Lot C at at the corner of James Bowe Blvd. and Carpenter St (football stadium parking). Be prepared for a 10 minute walk to Science Hall (see red line on attached picture). You may also drop off your Cub (with accompanying adult, of course!) at Lot A (off of Route 322) before parking in Lot C. There is handicapped parking available at the southwest corner of the Science Hall building for anyone that needs it.

Bathrooms must be used BEFORE the show starts at 7 PM. If a child has to leave to use the bathroom, there is no readmission while the show is playing. Good idea to have the kids (and probably us adults too) go before we go in.

No food or drinks or especially gum allowed in the theater!

Please make sure Cubs are quiet in the hallways, as there are night classes that go on in the building.

Please do your best to be on time, but if something goes wrong (can’t find the right building, held up by rabid Rowan Professors fans [Go Profs!], etc), please text Alix or I so that you aren’t locked out of the show. We can stall for a few minutes, but please note that every minute we wait after 7 will be one fewer minute for the group as a whole in the planetarium itself.

Edelman Planeterium was named “Best Family Fun” in 2018 by SJ Magazine, so this should be a really great experience!

If you have any questions, you can catch Alix or Mike at the den meetings this week!

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Good night of den meetings tonight!

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Our Wolves and Bears practiced flag folding tonight, while our Lions and Tigers played board games!


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Minute-to-Win-It Night!


Minute to Win It Night at our February Pack Meeting! Cookie Face was a big hit.

Big thank you to all the parents who helped run games!

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Pinewood Derby winners!


Had a blast at our Pinewood Derby this year! Great job to all our Cubs on some pretty awesome cars and good luck to our winners!

Big thank you to Magnus, Jayden, and Charlie from Troop 48 – Berlin, NJ for the help, and for Mr Pascu and Mr Smith for running our races!

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Derby Day!


We’re off!51503094_2247631728812544_3850823718603325440_n


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Safety, Safety, Safety!


Cold night at Cubs! Knife practice, stop, drop, and roll, and menu planning!

Pinewood Derby on Saturday!


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Pinewood Derby is tomorrow! Weigh in starts at 915! Races start at 10! Very excited!

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Zoo Time!


Camp-in at the Philadelphia Zoo tonight!  Cubs had a GREAT time doing everything except actually going to sleep at the end of the night!

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