Boy Scout Archives: First Class Requirement 4 – Patrol Menu, Grubmaster Duties, Cooking Gear, Food Safety, and Patrol Cook
- Help plan a patrol menu for one campout that includes at least one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner and that requires cooking at least two of the meals. Tell how the menu includes the foods from the food pyramid and meets nutritional needs.
- Using the menu planned in requirement 4a, make a list showing the cost and food amounts needed to feed three or more boys and secure the ingredients.
- Tell which pans, utensils, and other gear will be needed to cook and serve these meals.
- Explain the procedures to follow in the safe handling and storage of fresh meats, dairy products, eggs, vegetables, and other perishable food products. Tell how to properly dispose of camp garbage, cans, plastic containers, and other rubbish.
- On one campout, serve as your patrol’s cook. Supervise your assistant(s) in using a stove or building a cooking fire. Prepare the breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in requirement 4a. Lead your patrol in saying grace at the meals and supervise cleanup.
Where Do Boy Scouts Learn Skills? A reader asks if Scout skills can only be learned at Scout events. While this is typical, if a Scout learned the skill elsewhere and can fulfill the requirement then it should be signed off.
Backpacking Troop Program Feature This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Boy Scout troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.
Cooking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts This cooking program feature for Boy Scouts offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with food and cooking theme. The featured activity for this month is a patrol feast.
Science Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
Athletics Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts This athletics program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month's worth of troop activities with an athletics theme.
Backpacking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts A backpacking programs feature offers the opportunity to learn the skills to successfully plan and carry out a backpacking trip.
Special Cooking Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The Special Cooking Troop Program Feature offers the opportunity to explore cooking with special equipment and techniques, including Dutch oven cooking, foil packs, and camp stoves.
Forestry Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
Physical Fitness Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
The Scoutmaster's Other Handbook Proven ideas for building strong, successful, sustainable troops that truly achieve the promise of Scouting - from meetings and outings to administration.
A Scout Leader's Guide to Youth Leadership Training: Working the Patrol Method A must read for anyone involved in Boy Scouts. The patrol method can seem illogical and inefficient if you don’t understand it’s purpose and implementation. This book will help both Scouters and parents.
BSA Methods - The Outdoors One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
Woodgas Camp Stove Review This is a self contained camp stove which burns twigs, charcoal, wood pellets, etc. It has a small battery powered fan to draw air.
First Class Rank Requirements for Boy Scouts First Class is the third rank a Boy Scout can earn. He earns it after Second Class The requirements for First Class continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.
Camping Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Camping troop program feature for Boy Scouts. The focus of this program feature is on outdoor skills.
Toasted Chit Pressurized Fuel Training Our council has a "Toasted Chit" training for pressurized fuel use. I believe this is a local requirement, but I thought the organization of the material might be helpful to anyone doing pressurized fuel instruction.
Help for Boy Scout Early Rank Requirements Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks might want to check out the early rank requirements videos from the BSA. Troop Instructors will also find these videos helpful when preparing to teach younger scouts a skill. These videos give step by step instructions for all of the requirements for these three ranks.
Patrol Planner for Campouts The hope is that after a few months, this will provide some consistency so that our youth leaders will do more planning and delegating without as much adult intervention. I think if we provide them with some help and training and they try it, they will see that the patrol method really does provide a way for everyone to share in the duties and makes planning campouts easier.
Disposing of Dishwater at Camp Scouts should know how to dispose of water which has been used for cleaning dishes, which is also known as gray water. One easy way to strain dishwater is to use a plastic grocery bag.
Helps and Requirements for the First Class Rank First Class is earned after Second Class The requirements for First Class continue to teach the youth to the skills he needs to advance in Boy Scouting.
Help for Grubmasters Take the fear out of being a grubmaster for their Boy Scout patrol by giving your scouts an instruction sheet.
Sharing the Grocery Shopping Load The Committee recommended that the patrol leaders try to convince some of the other scouts to take a turn.