Cub Scouts Pack 277 enjoys annual Blue and Gold Banquet


Cub Scouts Pack 277 held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Friday, March 9, at Christ Episcopal Church.

With approximately 225 people in attendance, the awards dinner featured several pack advancements, as well as the presentation of Arrow of Light awards the highest level of recognition in Cub Scouts — to seven fifth grade students: Teddy Breland, Isaiah Burrell, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Ray Gottschalk, Barron Harris, Warren Johnson and Joey McMahon.

Chartered by Christ Episcopal Church, Cub Scouts Pack 277 is one of the largest packs in the area with more than 75 scouts ages 6-11 years old. First graders start out as tigers and receive their tiger badges at the Blue and Gold Banquet. Second graders receive their wolf badges, third graders receive their bear badges and fourth graders receive their webelos 1 badges. Fifth graders start out as webelos 2 and then transition to the Boy Scouts. Rick Wicker serves as the cub master of the pack, with other leaders designated for each grade.

Local restaurants and families donated food for the community event. Woody's Bar-B-Q served as the gold level sponsor, donating iced tea, lemonade, mashed potatoes, gravy and macaroni and cheese. Publix, Lucky’s Market, Chick-fil-A, Napoli’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 3 Palms Grille, Metro Diner and Ana Maria’s Kitchen also contributed as silver level sponsors. Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, Winn-Dixie, Pusser’s and Sierra Grille served as bronze level sponsors.

Volunteers from Ponte Vedra High School and Landrum Middle School helped to serve the food and clean up, while about 20 Cub Scout families helped to organize the entire endeavor.  

Throughout the year, the pack takes part in other events, including the Soapbox Derby, Raingutter Regatta, Pinewood Derby and a cub scout basketball clinic. The scouts also take camping trips and participate in several service projects.