As I've mentioned before, we have been a “handshake and a baggie” awards pack in the past, and we're trying to break free of that. So, we wanted to think of a fun way to give the boys their awards at our Blue and Gold banquet.
Our first attempt at a new way to present awards was the frisbee awards. They were so popular with the boys, and we knew we would have to come up with an awesome follow-up.
Our Blue and Gold banquet had a campfire theme. One of our decorations was this faux campfire. We thought about trying to turn their awards into s'mores, but we opted for “hobo meal” awards instead! We wrapped each boy's awards in aluminum foil and wrote their names on the outside. All of the hobo meals were placed around our campfire.
Our Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster came up with the idea of pretending the meals were really hot, and they had a blast with it! We didn't fool those smart Tigers, but our Wolves tossed those meals around to keep from burning their fingers. 🙂
I would love to hear what your most popular awards ceremony has been! Leave a comment below and let me know.
Yours in Scouting,
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