Wendie Howland (WAHowland@AOL.COM)
Sun, 20 Sep 1998 12:21:57 EDT
A Scouter mentions a policy in her troop that the three meals (cooking for
First Class) are "spread out" over three separate campouts.
In my opinion, the requirement to have the boy plan, shop for, organize, cook,
(say grace) and supervise cleanup for three meals is not served by spreading
As we all know, planning how all three meals are going to go TOGETHER, how to
store and use the food and condiments and cooking utensils, how to plan your
time so you're back at camp early enough to get things started for the meals,
and all other activities relating to providing food to a group for a sustained
period is FAR different from providing an episodic, one-meal piece. I view the
requirement as having the boy learn to develop some long-range planning and
execution skills, and as giving the rest of his patrol the opportunity to see
a leader in action over the course of a day, not just for one meal's worth of
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