Bear Elective Adventure Requirements: Bear Picnic Basket

This is a preview of one of the new Cub Scout requirements which will go into effect in the 2015-2016 program year. See the BSA Program Updates page for complete information.

Bear Picnic Basket is one of the Bear elective adventures.  In the current Bear Cub Scout program, it is most similar to Bear Achievement 9 – What’s Cooking.

For the Bear Picnic Basket adventure, Bears learn to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy meals, both indoors and outdoors.

The requirement for this adventure are shown below. Upon completion of this adventure, Bears will receive a belt loop.

Bear Adventure Requirements: Bear Picnic Basket

  1. Do the following:
    1. Create your own Bear Cookbook using at least five recipes you can cook or prepare either on your own or with some adult help. Include one page with information about first aid. You should include one recipe for a breakfast item, one for lunch, and one for dinner, and two recipes for nutritious snacks.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of meal planning, cooking tools, cooking safety, and how to change the amounts in a recipe.
    3. Go on a grocery shopping trip with your den or with an adult. Check the price of different brands of one single item, and compare the price of a ready-made item with the price of the same item you would make yourself.
  2. Do the following:
    1. With the help of an adult, select one food item, and follow a recipe to prepare it for your family in your kitchen. Once you have eaten, ask everyone what they liked or didn’t like. Explain what you would do differently next time. Make notes on your recipe of changes you want to make so you will remember them the next time you cook. Clean up after the preparation and cooking.
    2. With the help of an adult, select one food item, and follow a recipe to prepare it outdoors for your family or den. Once you have eaten, ask everyone what they liked or didn’t like. Explain what you would do differently next time. Make notes on your recipe of changes you want to make so you will remember them the next time you cook. Clean up after the preparation and cooking.
  3. Select and prepare two nutritious snacks for yourself, your family, or your den.
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