THOMAS K ROBBINS (TOMROBBINS@PRODIGY.NET)
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 20:52:26 -0700
Want to thank everyone for their help in tracking down the old cooking
merit badge. Marvin Rosen provided me with a scan and I was able to use the
black kettle logo for our Ironman Cooking contest. In fact we just finished
the Ironman Cooking Weekend at Camp Oest at Broad Creek Memorial Scout
Reservation in Maryland. We witnessed some of the best prepared meals that
Troop 965 has ever produced. Scouts were required to cook on coal or wood
and use cast-iron for the cookoffs. These included
dinner, dessert and breakfast.
The merit badge black kettle was used for our lane flags for the 50 yard
charcoal dash (Scouts ran 50 yards with a 20 lb bag of charcoal), and the
chuck box relay (two scouts from each patrol ran 50 yards with an empty
chuck box and handed it off the the next two scouts in the patrol. Our
Ironman also featured a tripod lashing contest for a wash stand build and a
fire building competition using strikers instead of matches.
A great time was had by all!
Tom Robbins, ASM for Ventures, Troop 965, Webster, MD.
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