Re: I'm tired of a boring menu, I need some ideas.
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 18:28:23 -0800
Douglas Simmons wrote:
> I'm really tired of the boring old menus
Douglas; back in the mid-40's this is what we did in our troop. Each
patrol was responsible for its own meals. Generally it would go like
this. A Small scout was required to carry enough corn-meal & dry milk
for the morning meal. If available, fat back was mixed in the boiling
water prior to putting in the corn meal. Generally, we ate as much corn
meal as was made. Lunch was the responsiblity of another scout or two
who would carry potatos, flour for biscuits-generally we would have wild
rabbet (shot by a senior scout who was allowed to carry a .22 rifle). I
would not recommend this on Scouts-L, you would be burned for the rest
of you life for many reasons-besides, it seems scouts have a bit more
money today then back in the 40's. Two or more of the bigger scouts were
required to carry an extra army canteen. That extra canteen would be
half-filled with any type of dried beans a day before the campout-hike.
The other half was filled with water. They were also required to carry
fat-back & the flour for evening biscuits. We generally had honey-tea to
drink. Depending on the season & where we hiked, corn would be added.
The SM & his wife would not allow sweets other then dried fruit which we
generally made flour & water flapjacks mixed with the batter. Often
these flapjacks were made in the morning, each lad given several & they
would serve as our mid-morning & mid-afternoon catch-up. Today, I think
this would be called survival camping-oh, by the way-K-rations were sold
in the surplus store for .17c a box. As kids we loved them-we had to
turn the smokes over to the SM.
George A. Paccerelli, BSRT Comm, INWC-WA&ID
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City