Recognition is something that is always important in scouting. The boys work hard earning rank and achievements, while adults work hard to provide the program. The Blue and Gold provides an opportunity to provide recognition's to those adults who are working with the pack.
General Purpose Awards
BADGE OF OFFICE AWARD
This is a nice year-end thank you for your leaders. Mount the appropriate badge (i.e., Den leader, Cubmaster, etc.) on a wood plaque along with a message of appreciation.
This is a great thank you for someone who really shines at a job. Cut a large star out of metallic posterboard (check an Art Supply store). Use rub-on letters to add your message.
Mount a large jewel-like ornament on a plaque, along with a message, including, "You're a Real Jewel (or Gem)"
PACK FAMILY TREE
Cut a slice of wood from a log. Glue on several nuts in the shell (acorns, almonds, peanuts, etc.). Glue tiny googly eyes on the nuts. Either burn a message in the wood, or use a permanent marker to write your message, including, "You're the nicest nut in our Pack Family Tree!"
Mount a tiny skeleton on a plaque, along with your message, including, "Thanks for working yourself to the bone for us!"
Materials found in Baloo's Bugle may be used by Scouters for Scouting activities provided that USSSP, Baloo's Bugle and the original contributors are cited as the source of the material.