Sometimes Scouts have trouble coming up with new ideas when planning meals for camp. Foil packs, hamburgers, hotdogs, repeat. Get creative with some new ideas.
Cooking Troop Program Feature
With the possible exception of “It’s time for swimming,” no call in camp is as welcome as “Come and get it!” There is something about the outdoors that adds flavor and zest to the simplest meal. Even the lowly hot dog and hamburger taste better in a camp setting.
Strive to broaden the Scouts’ culinary horizons by showing them how to prepare varied camp meals without spending a lot of time around the cooking fire.
Troop meeting demonstrations and practice will concentrate on the cooking skills that younger Scouts need to learn – menu planning, use of woods tools to prepare fire fuel, fire lays, and cooking. Older Scouts can work on more advanced cooking skills.
Find the complete plans for the Cooking Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.
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.
This is a self contained camp stove which burns twigs, charcoal, wood pellets, etc. It has a small battery powered fan to draw air.
The Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader work together to develop long term plans for a Boy Scout troop. One thing which can help with this is the BSA troop program features.
Pumpkin bread is a favorite snack bread and dessert at our house. This recipe is easy enough for kids to make.
If you have some enthusiastic campers in your troop, they might have completed the requirements already.
Boy Scout program features let a troop to plan its meetings around a theme.
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.
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!
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.
This jambalaya recipe is not very authentic, but it is easy enough to prepare at camp.
Here is a fun recipe for a hearty camp snack. If the taco meat is cooked beforehand, they can put this together pretty quickly.
Here is an easy and quick lunch for a campout. You can cook the quesadillas on a piece of foil on the grill or on a cast iron griddle.
One of the challenges of camp cooking is the amount of time it takes. Here is an easy and quick recipe for a breakfast at camp. It doesn’t require a lot of preparation or ingredients, but you still get a good breakfast to start a busy day.