Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet Dinner Invitation Printable Ideas that look like Cub Scout Neckerchiefs

Here is a PRINTABLE idea for a cute invitation for the Blue and Gold Banquet.  They look just like neckerchief's, so it really adds to the fun.  It is ready to print, add words, and give out.

  • To print the invitation pictured above, click here.  (It is really cute printed on blue or gold paper)
  • To print an updated version donated by Pack 703 from Mansfield, Texas, click here.  I would like to say a big THANK YOU for this amazing piece of art and your willingness to share it with others free of charge.  You can see a picture of it below.
  • Add your own wording  (If you need help adding words to the invitation, and are willing to make a donation to our website, I would be happy to add the wording for you and email you a PDF)  See below for more information or Click here to contact me.  I could probably get it done within 24 hours.
  • Cut on the line shown
  • fold in half and then along the 2 fold lines printed on the neckerchiefs
  • I added a blue and gold logo if you want to cut that out and glue to the front to look like a neckerchief slide.

Above is the PDF you can print.  Then you can run the same paper through your printer again to add your own words, fold up and give to the parents to invite them to the Blue and Gold Banquet.

For this logo, click the picture

If you would like a different logo that is PRINTABLE and can be printed as is (on the left) or personalized with your pack number (like below), click on the picture to the left or below to get more information.

I did not make the invitation in Word, but tried to make up a separate form in Word that would give you the wording you could change and be able to print your own, but I couldn't figure out how to rotate the text.  I don't think you can do it in Word 2007.  If anyone figures out how to do it in Word or another program everyone has that can be edited, (and if your willing to share it), post a message and let me know and I will post it on here for everyone to use.

NEED HELP ADDING WORDING?  I could probably get it done within 24 hours.  Akela's Council is a Cub Scout Leader Training that we donate our time to do.  There are no paid staff members, and we all donate money out of our own pockets to keep our website open.  To help offset our costs to do this, we would appreciate a small donation to our website (not blog) for helping you by adding wording to the invitation.  I would be happy to send you a PDF with the wording for your Blue and Gold Banquet or Pack Meeting already on the invitation.  Click here to contact me  (We store most of the pictures and all of the documents on our website and then make them available to open up from our blog.)  There is a yearly fee to maintain the website, and that is why we love donations for helping you with a little extra stuff.  Check out our website at

The invitation above was donated by Pack 703 from Mansfield, Texas.  To print an updated version, click here.  I would like to say a big THANK YOU for this amazing piece of art and your willingness to share it with others free of charge. 

Here is the wording that is on the invitations pictured here so you can copy and paste and change the wording to work for you.  Good Luck!
Come Help us Celebrate Scouting
at the
Blue and Gold Banquet
Tuesday, February 22
5:30 - 7:30pm

Dinner, Entertainment and
Cake Decorating Contest

All Scouts Need to Bring a Cake
The Cake Decorating Theme is "productivity"
(Family Members Can Help)

All Cakes will be Eaten
That Evening


To check out the PRINTABLE "Christmas Cracker" or candy tube, CLICK HERE


To check out our Blue and Gold Placemat, CLICK HERE.

To check out our silverware holder,  CLICK HERE

To check out all of our other
Blue and Gold ideas, CLICK HERE.


  1. Can I get this emailed to me in a word doc format

    1. Sorry, this was not made in Word. I was trying to figure out how to make a 2nd page you could edit and print in word so you could run the paper through your printer twice to make the invitations but couldn't figure out how to get the words to turn in Word.


  2. I am curious how you add the words once you have already printed the document?

    1. You will have to run the same paper through your printer twice. Once to print the PDF, and once to print the words on it. Good luck! Hope you enjoy the invitations!

    2. I opened the document in Photoshop. From there I typed our customized invitation wording. Make sure it is exactly as you like. In fact, I make a "text box" for each set of descriptions: date (its own box), place (its own box), etc. Then I lined it up with all the right spacing. From there I hit: ctrl + T to rotate the words -45 degrees. This turns it all to center in the lower corner. While in the ctrl/T I can move the whole thing to be placed correctly. It is much easier than it sounds. I have not figured out how to do this on word or publisher, though I am sure there is a way. It turned out so cute!!! On the back of the card you will see the origin of the original design so they get all the credit they so greatly deserve on this really unique invitation!

  3. This is such a cute invitation! Thank you for sharing!!

    1. Thanks Nicole! It is notes like this that make it all worthwhile. Working with cubs is such a fun thing to get to do.

  4. THANKS so much for sharing your fun ideas and files--it's so nice to have the work done:) Placemat, napkin ring and invitation are perfect for our pack!

  5. Printed! Fabulous invitation :)
    I used print shop for the wording and then rotated it in the corner to print. Easy peasy.

    1. I'm so glad you like it, and that it was so easy for you to add the words! Hope you have a great Blue & Gold Banquet!

  6. Great idea, I was able to put into Microsoft Publisher and rotate the text. I'm very excited to be able to share this with my boys. Thanks for sharing your great ideas. Your awesome for sharing your creativeness.
    Tom in Cheyenne with Pack 124 - Tiger leader

  7. VaLayne - you were a fabulous help today! Thank you! I ended up making my own template - I used Pages on my Mac. But if it hadn't been for your post (and finding it plastered all over Pinterest) I wouldn't have ever thought of this! If you're interested in seeing mine, feel free to email me at Our Blue & Gold theme this year is "100 Years of Scouting" (it was 100 years ago this year that BSA invited the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to partner with them) - so I included the Centennial logo on the inside (instead of the Scout holding up Akela ears). And I figured out how to make that neckerchief border! Ohmygoodness, it was difficult, but I did it! Thanks, again, for your communication throughout the day!

  8. I use Microsoft Word - I simply copied the image from the pdf, pasted into Word, resized (reset the margins to narrow) and inserted a text box. Text boxes can be rotated up to 360 degrees, and the text will follow it (i.e., the text will also rotate with the box.)


  10. Canadian Cub LeaderJuly 7, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Awsome ideas! Being a teacher, I appreciate the time it has taken to make all the documents and love that a person is able to edit and print to fit my cub pack needs. Thank you so much!!!!!! We will be using the invitation to invite parents to the new cubs investiture this fall!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this. As a new Cub Master and new to cub scouts altogether you have helped make our Blue and Gold a more classy event! Linda Walczak


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