When preparing for a campout, one of the most common questions from less experienced campers is “What should I bring?” This article from Boy’s Life magazine is a good list of must haves for that campout.
Tenderfoot Cooking Requirements
- On the campout, assist in preparing one of the meals. Tell why it is important for each patrol member to share in meal preparation and cleanup.
- While on a campout, demonstrate the appropriate method of safely cleaning items used to prepare, serve, and eat a meal.
- Explain the importance of eating together as a patrol.
Find helps for this requirement below.
This backpacking program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about hiking and low impact camping. A Scouts BSA Troop PLC can plan a whole month of activities incorporating a backpacking theme.
This cooking program feature for Scouts BSA 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.
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.
The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Scouts BSA Troop setting.
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 Boy Scout Roundtable Planning Guide suggests a Camping troop program feature for Scouts BSA. The focus of this program feature is on outdoor skills.
What steps can a parent take in encouraging a new Boy Scout who has just joined a troop with little or no previous Scouting experience?