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Cooking Kebabs on a FireCooking 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.

 

Dutch OvenSpecial 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.

 

Creamsicle Jack O LanternJack 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.

 

Roast Pumpkin SeedsRoasted 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.

 

Loaves of Fresh Baked BreadTiger 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 OvenDutch 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.

 

berriesLemon 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.

 

Garbage bagBSA 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.

 

Ranger Award Core Requirement - CookingVenturing 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... Capable, Generous Determined Patient Dependable Trusting Hopeful Fearless Flexible Humble and ExhaustedA 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

 

CookingCub 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.

 

The Food GroupsCub 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.

 

CookingMay 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.

 

berriesFruit 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.

 

tortillasChicken 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 StoveWoodgas 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.

 

EggsDutch 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 LoopNutrition 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.

 

CookingBSA 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?

 

Measuring CupsSunflower 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.

 

The Food GroupsBSA 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.

 

Dutch OvenDing 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.

 

RecipeRice 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 CakeGooey 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 ScoutsCooking 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.

 

Magic WandCub 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.

 

Pretzel Magic WandMagic 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.

 

Hoppin JohnOne 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 SnowmenDonut 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 CookiesForgotten 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.

 

Measuring SpoonsSnowball 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 CrunchPumpkin 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 CupcakesTurkey 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 PanCheckerboard 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.

 

Dutch OvenCamp 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.

 

Measuring SpoonsSoccer 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.

 

CookingPepperoni 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.

 

water bottlePowdered 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.

 

Measuring SpoonsHomemade 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.