Blue & Gold Banquet
Cub Scouts celebrate Scouting Anniversary Week with a "birthday party" called the blue and gold banquet. The blue and gold banquet is the highlight of the year. It brings families together for an evening of fun and cheer. The purpose of the blue and gold banquet is to celebrate the pack's anniversary, thank pack leaders and other adults who have helped the pack, and inspire the leaders, Scouts, and parents. PAck 478 often likes to invite former members and other Scouting or community leaders to take part in their blue and gold banquet.
Arrow of Light
During the celebration we recognize and honor a 2nd year Webelos Scouts accomplishments in earning the highest award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. The highest rank in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light Award. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Webelos Scouts who have earned the Arrow of Light Award have also completed all requirements for the Boy Scout “Scout” Badge. The Arrow of Light Award is one of the only Cub Scout badges that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform when a boy graduates into a troop. Each pack chooses whether to hold the Arrow of Light Ceremony during a pack meeting, a separate gathering or during their Blue and Gold Banquet. A parent makes their son an arrow or orders a premade one, and presents the arrow to the Scout during the Arrow of Light Ceremony to celebrate his or her hard work. The Arrow of Light Award is presented the same evening to each boy who completed the Arrow of Light requirements. If a 2nd year Webelos Scout does not complete the Arrow of Light requirements by the Arrow of Light Ceremony they do not participate in the ceremony. A boy does not have to earn the Arrow of Light Award, nor have been in Cub Scouts, to be in Boy Scouts.