Re: Cooking, Scouts vs Adults
Cliff Golden (C60DJK1@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Wed, 29 Mar 1995 20:25:00 CST
re: Cooking, Scouts vs Leaders
We usually have adults eat with patrols. Sometimes we have adults
eat separate, sometimes we do troop cooking. We like variety.
Each has it's benefits and limitations.
One trip we do that is very popular is our holiday campout. This is
in an indoor lodge building near Thanksgiving. We have all the
regualr meals cooked as a troop, but the evening meal on Saturday is
a huge holiday feast. Usually the main course is roast turkey.
Each boy is assigned a dish to prepare. 15 boys/15 dishes, 25 boys/
25 dishes. Older boys will tackle the tougher stuff, younger boys
will do the easier items. Moms and grandmothers have been known to
loan out their secret recipes for this outing. As Scoutmaster they
SPL traditionally assigns me to do the pickles. I only get to open
a jar at the prescribed time. It is a ceremony, and the last thing
to be added to our buffet. The boys do up sweet potatoes, green
beans, squash, dinner rolls, sweet breads, pies, salads, etc., etc.
Moms are sometimes invited as special guests for that meal only. It
is as good as any holiday meal I've ever eaten. The boys are really
proud of their dinner. Moms are always shocked at the quality.
Most adults present are assigned crowd control. It is really a fun
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City