Sluggerrr adds appropriate color to Pack 3291 Blue and Gold banquet

Sluggerrrr_Blue_GoldEach year, Cub Scout Pack 3291 caps off a year of accomplishment by its members with an action-packed Blue and Gold Banquet that usually features a cool special guest.

This year’s entertainment couldn’t have been more appropriate.

Royals’ mascot Sluggerrr, decked out in a royal blue jersey and gold crown, surprised the scouts with an appearance and helped hand out the more than 30 rank advancement honors earned by scouts.

As part of the preparations for the annual banquet, the troop, made up of students from Prairie and Belinder Elementaries, raised more than $2,000 for local scouting programs and collected more than 200 items for a local food bank.

More than 20 father-son combos also participated in the annual cake decorating contest (last year’s theme was Star Wars — those pics are definitely worth checking out if you missed them in 2015).

Here are a few of this year’s Royals-themed cake contest entries, with photos courtesy of Jeremy and Kate Johnson: