Outdoor cooking is a huge part of the Scouting adventure. At Troop 412, each patrol has a cook box, a propane stove, dutch ovens and other cooking gear. While there are a lot of campgrounds that no longer allow ground fires, there are several opportunities each year for true campfire cooking. A grub-master is assigned to each patrol for every campout. His job is to help create a menu with his patrol, shop for the groceries and head up the cooking of the meals during the campout. Troop 412 encourages cooking meals that require a little creativity and inventiveness. Prepared food (pork ‘n’ beans, hot dogs, cold cereal) is strongly discouraged unless the schedule calls for a quick meal. On most campouts, there is plenty of time for Scouts to experiment and have some fun preparing a great meal for their patrol.
Check out some of these cooking links:
- Menu Planner
- The Scout’s Outdoor Cookbook
- The Dutch Oven Dude
- Dutch Oven Cooking on Facebook
- Dutch Oven Cooking App for your smartphone
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