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CookingBear 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.

 

PopsiclesSharksicles Recipe  Nobody wants to go out swimming and meet up with a shark! But if you are at a Cub Scout meeting and the shark is your popsicle snack, that is another story. So to go along with this month's aquatics theme for Cub Scouts, here is a snack idea.

 

PopsiclesHow to Make Homemade Popsicles  Popsicles are a great summer treat. And the ones from the store are very convenient, but sometimes it's fun to make your own. Your kids can get pretty creative with the ingredients. If you have your own popsicle molds, great! Otherwise it is still pretty easy to make your own frozen treats.

 

chocolate chipsBanana Boats  This is a classic camp recipe. It is easy and doesn't take many ingredients. Enjoy some while spending an evening around a campfire.

 

ConservationEarth Treats Recipe  In honor of Earth Day, here is an Earth themed snack. Basically these are rice krispie treats shaped like the earth. You can make small "earths" or larger ones, but it seems to set better if you don't make them too big.

 

GrubmasterMenu Planning with Webelos  My Webelos den is going to district camporee at the end of the month. So at last night's Outdoorsman focused meeting, we did some menu planning.

 

BaseballBaseball Cookies Recipe  It's baseball season. If you are doing a sports theme with your Cub Scouts, why not make some baseball cookies?

 

Peeps Candy for EasterToasted Peeps  When perfectly toasted, the sugar coating on the Peep caramelizes. And the marshmallow insides becomes really gooey, just like in a regular toasted marshmallow

 

SpaceAstronaut Pudding Recipe  This makes a great snack for any space themed meeting. We used it when ZM's den worked on Bear Elective 1 - Space. It can be a little messy, so we went outside.

 

RecipeShamrock Cookies  St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Here is a fun recipe to make with your Cub Scouts to celebrate.

 

TortillasEasy Chicken Quesadillas   This was one of their favorite recipes. They all made their own quesadillas, and so our vegetarian just didn't put chicken in his. Everyone was well fed and happy.

 

CampfireEdible Campfires Recipe  Scouts should know how to build a fire. I am always amazed how many kids don't understand the concept of using tinder and small sticks. This snack will help introduce the concept.

 

RecipePumpkin Bread Recipe  Pumpkin bread is a favorite snack bread and dessert at our house. This recipe is easy enough for kids to make.

 

RecipeRed White and Blue Bread Braid Recipe  This is a recipe for cooking with Cub Scouts. This is a little more involved than some recipes I used with my Cubs, but they really enjoyed kneading the color into the bread. And even if the colors don't come out bright red, white, and blue, Cub Scouts will enjoy eating fresh baked bread.

 

Dutch OvenHearty Minestrone Recipe  Although this recipe has "minestrone" in the name, it is more like a stew than a soup. So if you are looking for a traditional minestrone recipe, keep searching. If you are looking for an easy to put together camp meal, then try this.

 

Measuring SpoonsScouter Mom's Favorite Trail Mix Recipe  When it comes to trail mixes, everyone has a favorite recipe. The combinations are endless. So today I am sharing my favorite trail mix recipe.

 

chocolate chipsS'mores Nachos Recipe  Just because it is too cold to go camping doesn't mean that your Scouts can't enjoy s'mores.

 

Star CookiesDad's Favorite Star Cookies Recipe  Here is another Christmas cookie. These are not very sweet. ZM and LC like to sprinkle these with colored sugar before we bake them.

 

Candy Cane CookiesCandy Cane Cookies Recipe  ZM really enjoy making holiday treats. To him, if it has a special shape, that makes baking extra fun. So these are a good Christmas treat to make with Cub Scouts. They don't have a strong mint flavor, but are more like a sugar cookie.

 

CookingFoil Pack Dinners  The most typical foil pack ingredients are ground beef, potatoes, carrots, and onions. But don't get stuck in a rut! Try some new combinations.

 

CookingHam and Cheese Bites Recipe  Here is a snack for your Cubs in the kitchen. This one is simple enough that they should be able to do most of it themselves.

 

Dutch OvenHerb Casserole Bread Recipe  Fresh baked bread tastes wonderful when you are out on a chilly campout. This is a casserole bread which is pretty easy to make.

 

Candy Corn for HalloweenCandy Corn Mix Recipe  You could count this for Bear requirement 9b: With an adult, make snacks for the next den meeting. It isn't the healthiest thing in the world, but it probably a little better than the bags of chips or ding-dongs the parents used to send for our den when we had our meetings right after school.

 

RecipeApple Crisp Recipe for Cub Scouts  Cub Scouts love to cook. They might need some help peeling and cutting the apples for this recipe, but they should be able to handle the rest of it with supervision. And they will love getting their fingers messy making the crumb topping.

 

Spaghetti and Elbow MacaroniSpaghetti Dinner  I am taking my Webelos I den camping this weekend. We're going to make this for dinner Saturday night. We're going to serve it with fruit, salad, and garlic bread.

 

CookingApple Smiles Recipe  This is a nice recipe to make in the fall when fresh apples from local orchards are readily available. When assembled, this should look like two lips (the red sides of the apples) with two teeth (the marshmallows).

 

Dutch OvenCamp Chicken and Dumplings Recipe  A little modification to a basic chicken and dumplings recipe combined with some preparation beforehand at home makes this an easy camp meal.

 

RecipeSoil Sample Cupcakes Recipe  Scouts always enjoy playing with their food! This would make a nice snack for any den meeting based on one of the ecology lessons.

 

EggsEasy Scrambled Eggs at Camp  Scrambled eggs make a great camp breakfast. They are easy, quick, and provide a substantial meal for Scouts preparing for a busy day. But getting the eggs to camp is not always so easy.

 

RecipeGrilled Honey Lime Pork Chops Recipe  This is a really easy camping recipe. Do a little preparation before you leave for camp and you will have delicious grilled pork chops with almost no cleanup.

 

CookingBanana Wheels Recipe  Cub Scouts can make this snack at home for themselves or it would work as a snack at a den meeting.

 

RecipeHam and Sweet Potato Packets Recipe  Don't get stuck in a rut when making foil packets. This variation of the hobo meal features ham and sweet potatoes. Perfect for a fall campout!

 

Dutch OvenGreen Chili Stew Recipe  This probably isn't very authentic, but it is a tasty stew which is easy to make at camp. Serve a nice green salad with it and you have a meal!

 

Corn BreadSweet Corn Bread Recipe  This is a very sweet corn bread. In some areas, this would be called corn cake. The sweetness of the bread goes well with spicy foods like chili or ham and beans with lots of hot pepper sauce.

 

RecipeLoaded Campfire Potatoes  This variation of campfire potatoes is hearty enough to serve as a main dish.

 

RecipeTicks on a Toilet Seat Recipe  What's the best way to get a picky eater to have a healthy snack? Make it funny!

 

CampfireCampfire Cinnamon Crescents Recipe  Here is another easy recipe for summer camp season. The only real trick to these is to cook them slowly so they cook all the way through.

 

chocolate chipsSmacos Recipe   If your Scouts need a chocolate marshmallow fix, but you don't have a fire for some reason, you can fix these on a camp stove with a griddle.

 

CookingFirecracker Burgers Recipe  Boy Scouts and Venturers can make this one at camp or your Cub Scouts can help you make this for the Fourth of July to help fulfill their cooking requirements.

 

CookingFrench Toast Recipe for Cub Scouts  This is a very easy French toast recipe. French or Italian bread works well in this recipe, but plain white bread will do.