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Favorite Recipes for Scouts and Camping

Welcome to my go-to guide for cooking in all sorts of settings! Select one of the categories below to browse the recipes on this site. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, I’ve got recipes that suit all skill levels and situations. I love cooking, whether it’s in the comfort of my kitchen or out at a campsite, and I want to share that joy with you.

I’ve compiled a range of recipes designed especially for Cub Scouts. These are easy, fun, and safe for young cooks. And if you’re planning a camping trip with Scouts of any age, you’ll find a ton of practical ideas here that require minimal equipment and prep time.

From Dutch oven dishes to the simple fun of cooking on a stick, my guide aims to be both practical and educational. If you’re looking for trail food that’s light, non-perishable, and energy-boosting, I’ve got you covered.

You can also find ideas on my personal blog – Empty Nest in the Midwest.

Got a favorite recipe you’d like to share? Don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll feature it on my site. So go ahead, browse the categories and let’s get cooking!

Recipes for Cub Scouts in the Kitchen

Cubs in the Kitchen

Recipes for Cub Scouts are designed to be fun, educational, and easy. These recipes help Scouts learn to cook simple snacks, meals, and desserts while teaching them valuable life skills like following directions, teamwork, and creativity. Through cooking, Cub Scouts also learn about nutrition and kitchen safety, making these recipes not just enjoyable but also a beneficial part of their Scouting experience.

Camping Recipes

Camping Recipes

See a variety of camping recipes suitable for outdoor activities. These ideas are geared towards simplicity and practicality, ideal for groups like scouts. Options go beyond simple campfire dishes like hot dogs and s’mores. These meals and snacks require minimal equipment, making them easy to prepare in a camp setting. They also serve as a good learning opportunity for kids to understand basic cooking methods and outdoor safety. Overall, the recipes aim to make camping meals easy, convenient, and enjoyable for all involved.

dutch oven cooking

Dutch Oven Cooking

This page focuses on Dutch oven cooking. It outlines different types of Dutch ovens and the basics of how to use them. See a range of recipes suitable for Dutch ovens, like stews and cobblers. These ideas are also simple, requiring few ingredients and steps, making them ideal for young scouts. These recipes are designed to teach not only cooking skills but also the importance of safety while handling hot equipment. It serves as a practical guide for those new to Dutch oven cooking, offering both tips and recipes.

Foil Pack Dinners

Foil Pack Dinners

These are Hobo meals suitable for camping trips and outdoor cooking. These recipes involve wrapping ingredients in aluminum foil and cooking them over a campfire or grill. Options include meat, vegetables, and even desserts like fruit packs. The foil pack method is straightforward, minimizes mess, and is ideal for group activities like scout camps. It’s also a good way for kids to learn basic cooking techniques and meal planning. The recipes are designed for simplicity and ease, making them accessible for scouts of various skill levels. Overall, it’s a practical resource for outdoor cooking.

Cooking on a Stick

Cooking on a Stick

See the basics of cooking on a stick, a popular method for outdoor cooking. Start with foods like hot dogs, marshmallows, and bread twists that can be cooked using this technique. The method is simple and requires minimal equipment, usually just a stick and a fire. It’s an engaging way for kids to learn about cooking while also understanding the basics of fire safety. Follow guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable cooking experience. This is a handy resource for those interested in uncomplicated outdoor cooking.

Trail Food

Trail Food

See trail food options suitable for hiking and outdoor adventures. This page emphasizes the importance of choosing foods that are light to carry, non-perishable, and nutritious. The list includes items like trail mix, granola bars, and dried fruits. These foods are designed to provide quick energy and are easy to consume on the go. The ideas here are practical, aiming to help scouts and leaders make informed choices about what to bring for sustenance during outdoor activities. See advice on selecting foods that are both convenient and beneficial for maintaining energy levels while on the trail.


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