Reply to adult cooking
John Carminati (EP60JRC@SHELL.COM)
Wed, 29 Mar 1995 08:03:04 CST
SUBJECT: Reply to adult cooking
On Tuesday, Mike Woessner wrote
Subject: COOKING, SCOUTS V LEADERS
A quick question for the NET. Do Scouts cook for themselves and an adult
leader or do the scouts cook just in patrols and the leaders cook for
themselves?I was wondering how other units do the cooking.
I have seen it done both ways. Most of the troops that started with the adults
eating with one of the patrols have changed to the adults preparing their own
food. That is the way my troop does it.
I find this works well because adults like to try different recipes and the
boys tend to stay with a fairly simple list of meals. Also, if one of the
patrol meals goes bad or did not have enough, we usually make extra and nobody
What you may be losing doing it this way is to help the boys learn how to cook
(because you would have a strong vested interest in the outcome). We overcome
this because our patrols consist of boys with various ranks and ages. If we do
have a patrol that is short in older scouts, then we watch their effort a
little more closely and offer advice when appropriate.
ASM, Troop 193
SR-CS-1, I used to be a bear...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City