Doug Gentry (dwgentry@POLARCONSULT.COM)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 08:36:06 -0800
Alan Houser put it very well.
>If you don't raise the expectations, you won't ever see your Scouts really
>learn to cook.
When I joined our troop we had a mac and dogs kind of menu. Then Ron
Snedegar (from Alan's Council - different district) told me how his troop
had an early campout most years, with cooking demos and a patrol cooking
We tried that 4 years and ago and Jackpot! We started seeing chicken
fajitas, chocolate fondue, fettuccini (I know I spelled that wrong) and all
sorts of interesting food.
I also tried to reinforce the exploration by trying interesting things and
food experiments with the adult cooking, and then taking it around to the
patrols for taste tests and "oohs" and "ahhhs".
We also have a senior Scout who loves to cook, so we made his Instructor
position more specialized. He organizes and helps judge the cooking
competition, works with the patrols on cooking ideas, and in general keeps
the creativity going.
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