First Posted: 3/4/2012
While it was Oscar night in Hollywood, the Cub Scouts of Pack 281 in Dallas celebrated the silver screen at their annual Blue & Gold Dinner where the theme was “A Night at the Movies.”
Each den decorated its table to represent a different motion picture with “Cars,” “Toy Story,” “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Spy Kids,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Harry Potter” all being represented.
Over 250 Scouts, parents and family members were in attendance. Special guests included Marcel Cinquina, Chief Scout Executive of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of the Boy Scouts of America; Ryan Murray, District Executive for the Two Mountains District; and Rev. Robert Wood, pastor of the Dallas United Methodist Church.
Ed Luksa, an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 281, was acknowledged during the evening with a plaque for his years of service training Cub Scouts in outdoor skills.
Several Scouts were recognized for completing their religious awards, including David Janoski, Jacob Fenske, Ayden Carey, Ian Atkinson and Noah Daily receiving the God and Family Award and Matthew Oley receiving the God and Me Award.
The fourth-grade Webelos were also congratulated by Cubmaster Chris Angelovic for capturing first place in the winter survival skills competition at the district’s recent Winter Fun Day at Kirby Park. Badges of rank and numerous other advancements were also awarded to the Scouts in attendance.
Cubmaster Angelovic departed from the usual program for a few moments to memorialize Thomas E. Lynch, a beloved Eagle Scout and Dallas High School student involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident two weeks ago. Lynch was a member of Pack 281 as a Cub Scout.
The Blue & Gold Dinner is an annual Cub Scout tradition which celebrates the birthday of Boy Scouting in the United States on Feb. 8, 1910 and Cub Scouting on Feb. 10, 1930. Cub Scouting offers programs for boys from first grade through fifth grade.
Pack 281 was established in 1948 and is chartered to the Dallas United Methodist Church.