Carboard Box Ovens
Richard L. Axtman (axtman@CASTLE.DRC.COM)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 07:28:39 -0400
This is a message to those interested in "Cardboard Box Ovens."
At the 1995 Greater Lowell Council "Scout Show," Cub Scout
Pack 6 used cardboard box ovens to bake. Our display that
year was on BOX OVEN COOKING. As families from our community
came by our show site to learn more about Scouting, they watched
us baking our dinner and were served slices of FREE Pizza that
The ovens we made were about 3 feet square and 4 feet tall
and had racks in them that held items at different levels.
In the bottom of the boxes we placed sand in disposable
tinfoil Turkey pans to hold the charcoal. When we were
done using the box ovens, there was no mess, we just threw
them and the pans away. This was truly LOW IMPACT Scout
camping, with no damage done to the ground or the environment.
That night, after the day long show, we had our Pack
Meeting at our camp site and served over 40 families
a complete FREE Turkey Dinner, which consisted of
(4) 20 pound turkeys, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing
and cranberry sauce. For desert we served hot apple pies
All our visitors and our Pack's moms and dads were amazed
that we cooked such delicious meals using just charcoal and
tinfoil lined cardboard boxes.
It was one of the best Scout Shows and Pack Meetings that we
have ever had, or at least it was one of the tastiest.
Just a story of how we used them and had a lot of fun too.
Best In Scouting,
Cubmaster, Pack 6
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City