Re: COOKING, SCOUTS V LEADERS
Rick Kendall (marge.tsf.nid.csc.com!rick@BARNEY.TSF.NID.CSC.COM)
Wed, 29 Mar 1995 15:06:56 -0800
Our patrols are responsible for meal planning, purchase, and preparation
(cooking), but is done within a strict meal planning guide. Menus must
be approved by the Scoutmaster. Our troop program is built around
backpacking. Almost all food items on the menu prep guide come from the
local grocery store shelves. Leaders do "sign off" on prepared meals,
and no one has died from burned pancakes, etc. Sometimes going a bit
hungry from one meal is a much better lesson than watching a leader make
pancakes. We also do inspections after cleanup and also have patrol
competitions on cleaning up the cook kits. Theory being that a dirty
cook kit is much more dangerous than a poorly prepared meal.
Once or twice a year, we have a kick back campout (for the kids) where
the adults prepare the food. Patrols draw K.P. duty though.
Rick Kendall email@example.com
ASM, Troop 103
Webelos Leader, Pack 63 Del Rio District, Los Padres Council, Lompoc CA.
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