Cub Scout Shows
VOTED THE BEST SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN CUB SCOUT BLUE AND GOLD ENTERTAINMENT!
by Cub Masters, Den Leaders, Cub Scouts, Aunts, Uncles, Parents and Grandparents
You’re planning the Blue and Gold Banquet this year and you have to figure out whether you should have pot luck or hire a catering company, what location will the banquet take place school or at a hall, who should you hire in Michigan as blue and gold banquet entertainment? You look at the past records and you see that for the last five years they have had magician, clown, magician, clown, magician and you say to yourself “I want to hire something new, something entertaining an act that is funny for all ages. You Google Michigan Blue and Banquet entertainment and you find Funny Puppet Guy, Ventriloquist Richard Paul. You shout YAHOO! I want to hire a ventriloquist like the ventriloquist that won the America’s Got Talent competition. You email Richard@richardpaul.com or fill out the booking information form by clicking here.
He is a master at entertaining the Cub Scouts and their siblings. Also the Cub Scouts older siblings, Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles, Grandma and Grandpa too. From the moment he steps on the stage he grabs the cub scouts attention with his fast pace, hilarious props and puppets, leaving them wonder, “HOW DID HE MAKE THOSE PUPPETS TALK?”
If you are looking to entertain the Cub Scouts and their families and you want something that is fast pace Ventriloquist Richard Paul is the right Blue and Gold entertainment. His number one goal is to entertain, have fun and create a hilarious memorable moment for all attending the Blue and Gold banquet.
In 1933 "Cub Leaders' Round Table" suggested Parent / Cub dinners. Soon thereafter, Pack 1 of Michigan City started a tradition of pot-lucks where the dads were to bring utensils made of wood; whittled by the Cub with his dad. In the 1930s father / son 'bean dinners' and 'Cub family dinners' began to become commonplace. Finally, in 1943 the name "Blue and Gold Banquet" first appeared in BSA literature, and became synonymous with "celebrating the birthday of Scouting."
Today, the Blue and Gold banquet is one of the highlights of the program year. It brings together your Pack's families for a dinner and an evening of fun. The meal is important, but even more important is the warm, congenial atmosphere created as families enjoy each other's company.
Taken from the virtual handout.
1) Feed your attendees in the beginning of the event.
I have performed my ventriloquist show at many Blue and Gold banquets. Some have chosen to have the awards or entertainment before the dinner. Often the children and adults so hungry they are either falling a sleep or a little cranky because they are hungry. So make sure you feed them first!
2) When should you have the entertainment?
I would have the entertainment right after the dinner, followed by the awards presentation. I have presented my ventriloquist show at many Blue and Gold Banquets where they put the entertainer on after the awards and many of the attendees leave before the show begins.
If you can’t put the entertainment before the awards, you may want to save a raffle for after the show as an incentive for them to stick around until the performance is finished.
3) Make sure the sound system at your banquet is properly working.
I have performed at hundreds of Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquets where the sound is so bad that no one can hear the announcements or the names of the Cub Scouts receiving the awards. For this reason, I own a professional sound system so I can make sure everyone has no trouble enjoying my ventriloquist show. Make sure you test out the sound system days before your event to be sure it is working properly. If it is not working ask someone within your Cub Pack to see if they have a professional system you can borrow. There might be an old rock n roller who still has some nice equipment packed away in their basement!
4) Keep it Simple
Cub Scouts want to have fun and the banquet is one fun way to reward the kids and the parents. The easier and faster you can move things along the happier your parent and Cub Scouts will be.
I was performing at one Blue and Gold Banquet where the Cub Master kept adding little tidbits about each volunteer and den leader. He turned a two minute announcement into a twenty minute speech. Yes people want to be recognized, but keep it simple. Most people would just rather stand and wave when acknowledged than be the center of attention for several minutes. Move it along, keep it simple and you will have an awesome banquet.
5) Keep your parents quiet during the awards and the show.
When I perform I let the parents know that my ventriloquist show is enjoyable for all ages and I ask them to please keep their table talk to a minimum. I tell them if they need to talk they are more than welcome to go outside or in the hall. If the parents are talking the Cub Scout cannot enjoy the program and they might think; “Well if mom and dad can talk, I can talk too.” The best thing you can do before you begin the announcements is to set the rules for both parents and Cub Scouts. A friendly reminder to be on their best behavior can go along way.
Ventriloquist/Funny Puppet Guy Richard Paul’s show can help Cub Scouts fulfill selected rank requirements:
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Family: We discuss respect and character building
Art and Puppetry
Richard’s Blue and Gold Family Fun Show works well with National Cub Scouting Character Connection Program and Core Values. Below there is an asterisk by each Core Value discussed or presented during the Family Fun Show.
The National Cub Scouting Character Connections Program was introduced in 2002. The key elements of the program are 12 core values, several of which relate directly to points in the Scout Law. The character-building process is called Character Connections, which connects the values to the activities and advancement of Cub and Webelos Scouts.
The Cub Scouting Character Connections Program identifies 12 core values which are incorporated into the advancement requirements for the Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light ranks, as well as the Webelos Activity Badges. Boys are encouraged to "KNOW," "COMMIT," and "PRACTICE" each Core Value as follows:
For more information, see the March, 2003 Scouting Magazine (introductory) article entitled: Of Cub Scouting and Core Value
Blue and Gold Banquet Quiz