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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.
Jack O Lantern Creamsicles We had some creamsicles and some black icing gel so we decided to have some Halloween fun with them. We made these Jack O Lantern creamsicles. This would be a fun snack/craft for a den meeting.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe We always carve at least one Jack 'O Lantern in October. We never let the seeds go to waste though. We roast them and eat them instead. These never last long in our house.
Tiger Den Meeting Ideas: BSA Supplemental Plan D - Go See It: Visit a Bakery Tiger Den Meeting Ideas: This supplemental tiger den meeting plan covers Tiger Elective 45 – Fresh Baking. Go visit a bakery and learn what happens there.
Dutch Oven Spinach Rice Casserole Recipe This camp spinach rice casserole can serve as a vegetarian main dish or a side dish. It is cooked in a Dutch oven.
Lemon Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler This cobbler recipe is lighter than some of the other ones I make which have a lot of butter. In fact, I had diet 7Up on hand instead of regular, so I used that, making this a fairly low calorie dessert.
BSA Tiger Den Meeting Plan 16 - Cleanup Treasure Hunt, What Kind of Milk?, and Snack Time This Tiger Cub Scout den meeting idea covers Tiger Elective 33 – Cleanup Treasure Hunt, Tiger Elective 23 – What Kind of Milk?, and Tiger Elective 25 – Snack Time.
Gardening Ideas for Scouts - Plant a Pizza Garden Plant a garden based on a pizza theme so you can make pizzas with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and your other favorite ingredients.
Venturing Ranger Award Core Requirement - Cooking To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One of the core requirements is cooking.
A Scouter Is ... Apron (Spoof on the Boy Scout Law) Spoof on Boy Scout Law Apron: A Scouter Is... Capable, Generous Determined Patient Dependable Trusting Hopeful Fearless Flexible Humble and Exhausted
Cub Cafe Cub Scout Pack Meeting Plan (Health and Fitness) BSA has just released a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Cub Cafe related to this core value. For more ideas for use with this theme, see my Cub Cafe program theme page.
Cub Scout Pack Meeting Idea - Nutrition Belt Loop (Health and Fitness) Our Cub Pack worked on the Nutrition belt loop at the March Cub Scout Pack meeting. If you still need a pack meeting idea for May, this would also fit in well with May's core value of Health and Fitness.
May Cub Scout Theme - Cub Cafe (Health and Fitness) The core value for the month of May is Health and Fitness. Along with the regular pack meeting plan for this core value, BSA also plans to release a Cub Cafe theme.
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Recipe One of the kid's aunts, who is a nutritionist, came in and did some activities and made some healthy dishes with the Cub Scouts. One of the recipes she made with them was this fruit and yogurt parfait recipe.
Chicken Wrap Recipe At our March Pack meeting the Cub Scouts worked on the Nutrition belt loop. A nutritionist came in and did some great activities with the Cub Scouts, including bringing in a chicken wrap recipe and letting each Cub Scout make his own chicken wrap.
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.
Dutch Oven Breakfast Quiche Here is an easy camp breakfast recipe for those who enjoy some eggs in the morning. I really enjoy Dutch oven recipes at camp because you can put all of your ingredients in and relax while it cooks. And relaxing and enjoying the moment is part of what really makes camping great.
Nutrition Belt Loop for Cub Scouts If you are looking for something related to May's Health and Fitness theme, check out the Nutrition belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. A pack meeting with a cookout could incorporate the requirements for this belt loop.
BSA Bear Den Meeting Plan 7 - What's Cooking? BSA provides den meeting plans for den leaders. This Bear Den meeting plan focuses on Bear Achievement 9 - What's Cooking?
Sunflower Seed Trail Mix Trail mix recipes are abundant. Basically, anything which holds up well in a ziploc bag can be used. Sunflower seed enthusiasts will enjoy this Sunflower Seed Trail Mix recipe.
BSA Wolf Den Meeting Plan 8: Cooking and Eating and Start a Collection This Wolf Den Meeting plan covers part of Wolf Achievement 8 - Cooking and Eating and part of Wolf Achievement 6 - Start a Collection.
Ding Dong Cherry Cobbler This recipe is a twist on the Dutch oven cobbler. My sons like making this just because of the novelty of the ding dongs in the cobbler. It is pretty easy to make. Most patrols with at least one experienced camp cooks could do this without difficulty.
Rice Crispy Treat Trees Recipe If you are doing something related to forestry, you can make these tree shaped snacks to go with the theme. Or make them for something related to family trees.
Gooey Butter Cake Recipe Gooey Butter Cake is a favorite type of coffee cake here in St. Louis. This version of the recipe is even easy enough for Cub Scouts to make. It is rich, so don't cut too big of a piece for yourself!
Cooking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Our Boy Scout troop is planning a campout in the spring based on the Cooking merit badge. I am a counselor for this badge, so I am working with the youth campmaster to help him plan the activities.
Cub Juice Potion Recipe A bubbling bowl of potion will add fun to any magic themed meeting. If your Cub Scouts have never seen what happens when dry ice is placed in a bowl of punch, they will be amazed. Use this idea with the Abracadabra theme.
Magic Wands Recipe If you are using the Abracadabra theme this month, try making some Magic Wands to go with them. This recipe is simple enough that you could use it at a Pack meeting.
One Pot Hoppin' John Recipe Hoppin' John is traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring luck through the year. You can have in anytime though. This recipe works at camp or you can cook it at home on your stove.
Donut Snowman Craft/Recipe Today's Winter Wonderland idea for Cub Scouts is both a craft and a snack. Make snowmen out of powdered sugar donuts, some pretzels, and a few other easy to find ingredients.
Forgotten Cookies Recipe My kids always enjoy making these cookies. They are called forgotten cookies because you put them in a hot oven, turn it off, and then forget about them until the next morning.
Snowball Cookies These are a family recipe. As kids we called them "snowballs" because that is what they look like - small ball shaped cookies rolled in powdered sugar. My mom always called them Russian tea cakes.
Pumpkin Crunch Recipe This is one of our favorite Dutch oven recipes. DS made this recently at a Troop meeting where the Boy Scouts showed off their cooking skills. This recipe also won first prize at a Camporee cooking contest, so I guess it is an "award winning" recipe.
Turkey Treat Cupcakes Here's a fun dessert to make with your kids this time of year. Use it to fulfill Bear Achivement 9 (What's Cooking) requirement f: "With an adult, make a dessert for your family" or just for fun at a den meeting.
Checkerboard Cake Since I am featuring a chess theme this month, I thought I'd suggest making a checkerboard cake which will look similar to a chess board when sliced as a snack to go along with this theme. One easy way to make a checkerboard cake is with a special checkerboard cake pan.
Camp Chicken and Stuffing Recipe LC earned his cooking merit badge at our second summer camp this past summer. Meals at this camp were served in a dining hall, but the counselor brought lots of ingredients and they cooked something every afternoon. So at about 3 or 4PM we would get invited over to the campsite to sample dishes for an afternoon snack. This one was LC's favorite.
Soccer Cake A few years back, one of our son's coaches had an end-of-season party for the soccer team. My husband likes to decorate cakes, so he made a soccer cake for the party. Since I am showcasing a soccer theme this month, I thought I'd share the idea with you.
Pepperoni Crescent Wheels Recipe Here is a "wheel shaped" snack to go with this month's cycling theme. These are pretty easy to make and would be a good snack for a meeting. Younger Cub Scouts will need some help with these, but they are simple enough that they can do a lot of the recipe themselves.
Powdered Sports Drink Recipe Sports drinks like Gatorade or Power Aid are designed to replenish the water and salt your body loses when you are active or exercising. You can mix up your own powdered mix to accomplish this for a fraction of the cost of purchasing these drinks by the bottle.
Homemade Energy Bars Recipe (Peanut Free) DS's den had a scout with peanut allergies, so I always had to find peanut free recipes. This easy "energy bar" recipe includes ingredients like oats and sunflower seeds.
Bear Den Meeting Plan: What’s Cooking? ZM's den had a blast when we did Achievement 9 - What's Cooking? We were able to use the kitchen at our church, which made this achievement fun. I'm always amazed when I do cooking achievements with Cub Scouts that some of them rarely cook at home. For those Scouts, these achievements are especially exciting. I always enjoy it when their parents pick them up and they ask if they can start cooking at home.