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Pack Meeting: Cake Auction

posted Nov 15, 2014, 7:12 AM by Cub Scout
The theme for the Pack Meeting is a cake auction.  The cake auction is actually a fundraiser for the Pack.  All the proceeds go into the general fund for the Pack.  

Each scout family is asked to bake a cake to be auctioned during the meeting.  Fellow scout families, including yourself, will have the opportunity to bid on any of the cakes.  An auctioneer will monitor the auction.  We encourage your scout to work with his family as a team to place bids so the bidding does not become unreasonable.  One strategy is to have a maximum bid in mind for your scout to not exceed.  It won't be so fun if you have to pay too much for a couple of cakes you don't really want to take home.  This is a great opportunity for your scout to learn the value of money and how to wisely spend for a cake that he really wants.

As far as what type of cake to bake, it is completely up to you.  We highly encourage a theme for your cake.  For example, past cakes have shown war scenes with plastic army men.  Others have followed a Cub Scout theme.  Use your imagination.  We will have awards for the top three cakes.  Remember, the COOL LOOK of the cake is going to make it sell better than the tastiness!

Please encourage your scout to be a participant in the planning, baking, and decorating of the cake.  Every rank can get credit for cooking with his family.  Refer to your handbook for specific details.  This Pack event helps your scout GROW!