Help: How to serve 500?
Jean W. Peterson (JWPETERS@MACC.WISC.EDU)
Mon, 13 Feb 1995 11:41:00 CDT
This is my first posting to Scouts-L - Since having joined (last week)
I have learned alot from the postings. My husband and I have a
Life Scout (13 1/2 years old) whom we are very proud of. Jim Sr and
I have enjoyed being: Den leader, Cubmaster, Asst Scoutmaster (Jim)
and Cub Trainer (Jean) As with many of you, we wear several hats
and periodically we are asked to wear several more. The ones we
most enjoy wearing involving Cub Scout programming. Hence my question:
We are currently organizing the 3rd Cub Scout Heritage Days. This event
is held at our Council Camp (Camp Castle Rock in Mauston, WI) and we
get approximately 500-600 participants (300 Cubs and Families).
This year we are focusing on Life in the 1860's with particular emphasis
on the Civil War. We have invited Civil War reenactors to participate
in an encampment. One of the activities the Cubs will do is to collect
signatures from the reenactors. This will be in the form of a
"Scavenger Hunt" where the Cubs will find items that the reenactors have
brought (hardtack, playing cards, special uniforming etc,etc) and
collect the signatures as "proof" of having found their listing. We
hope this activity will serve as an icebreaker to get the Cubs talking
with the reenactors.
Part of this event will include a Community Dinner Meal. At the last
event we served a meat and vegetable stew that was cooked all day over
a fire in a giant cauldron (this easily served 500). This was very
well received, but I am looking for something different. I would rather
not do the same stew. Do any of you have ideas for this project?
Cuisine particular to the Civil War would be greatly appreciated!
My email address is: JWPETERS@MACC.WISC.EDU
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