I love to cook, both at home and at camp. A few of the most popular recipes on the site are shown below. You might also want to take a look at some posts with more specific recipes:
- Recipes for Cub Scouts in the Kitchen
- Easy Recipes for Camp Cooking
- Dutch Oven Cooking
- Foil Pack Dinners
- Cooking on a Stick
- Trail Food
- Recipes on my personal blog – Empty Nest in the Midwest
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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…
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…
Chicken quesadillas 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.
When you are on the trail, you don’t have a way to keep food cool and you want something which will provide energy, will travel well, and is lightweight. Trail mix is a popular trail food and there are many…
If your Scouts need a chocolate marshmallow fix, but you don’t have a fire for some reason, you can fix smacos on a camp stove with a griddle.
DS’s den had a scout with peanut allergies, so I always had to find peanut free recipes. This easy homemade energy bar recipe includes ingredients like oats and sunflower seeds.
One of the challenges of camp cooking is the amount of time it takes. Camp McMuffins recipe to the rescue! Here is an easy and quick recipe for a breakfast at camp. It doesn’t require a lot of preparation or…
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.
Craft, game, and snack ideas for your Halloween party or meeting. While some work best for younger kids, others are also appropriate for the older Scouts.
Trail mix recipes are abundant. Basically, anything which holds up well in a ziploc bag can be used. I always enjoy seeing different combinations to get new ideas. This recipe is for the sunflower seed enthusiasts.
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.
At a pack meeting the Cub Scouts learned about nutrition. A nutritionist came in and did some great activities with the Cub Scouts, including bringing in a healthy chicken wrap recipe and letting each Cub Scout make his own chicken…
This is one of our favorite Dutch oven recipes. DS made this recently at a Troop meeting where the Scouts BSA showed off their cooking skills. This recipe also won first prize at a Camporee cooking contest, so I guess…
A snack made with crackers and pretzels. This recipe does not require any cooking, so it can be made at a meeting even if you don’t have access to a kitchen.
The Sweet Corn Bread recipe I posted last week got me thinking about Green Chili Stew. Serve a nice green salad with it and you have a meal!
Red White and Blue Bread Braid 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…
Popsicles are a great summer treat, but they are really good for any season. And the ones from the store are very convenient, but sometimes it’s fun to make homemade popsicles. Your kids can get pretty creative with the ingredients.
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.
Loaded campfire potatoes variation of campfire potatoes which is hearty enough to serve as a main dish.
This is a fun, simple snack for Cub Scouts. It can be a little messy, so when I did this with ZM’s den we went outside. This makes a great snack for any space themed meeting.
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!
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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…
Banana boats are a classic camp favorite. They are easy to make and don’t require many ingredients. Enjoy some while spending an evening around a campfire.
This camp spinach rice casserole can serve as a vegetarian main dish or a side dish. It is cooked in a Dutch oven.
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…
This is always a hit for an easy meal at camp. Webelos can make this pretty independently. Serve it with fruit, salad, and garlic bread.
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…
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.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Here is a fun recipe to make with your Cub Scouts to celebrate.
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.
These are a family recipe. As kids we called them “snowball cookies” because that is what they look like – small ball shaped cookies rolled in powdered sugar. My mom always called them Russian tea cakes.
My kids always enjoyed making holiday treats. To them, if it has a special shape, that makes baking extra fun. So these candy cane cookies are a good Christmas treat to make with Cub Scouts. They don’t have a strong…
This is a very easy French toast recipe. French or Italian bread works well in this recipe, but plain white bread will do.
Cub Scouts can make this banana wheels snack at home for themselves or it would work as a snack at a den meeting.
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).