scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: special dietary needs
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Tue Feb 22 2000 - 18:11:51 CST
On Sun, 20 Feb 2000, Ken Walker wrote:
> Rik Bergethon wrote:
> >Mark Arend and Chuck Bramlet were talking about special dietary concerns
> >for scouts of certain ethnic or religious backgrounds (no bacon with the
> >eggs, etc.) In my old troop, we used to have two scouts whose parents
> >were from India, and now I have a scout whose parents are from
> >Pakistan. Do we make special consideration for just one scout?
I had two boys in the same patrol, one Jewish, one Moslem. That patrol
used neither pork nor beef in their menus. They planned their meals as a
group and respected each members needs. They ate a lot of chicken,
casseroles, etc. They often had the best meals because they had to be more
creative in their planning.
I also had another boy that was allergic to chocolate, soy products, etc.,
etc. I can't remember everything in the list, but it was a long one. His
father attended campouts with him and they brought their own food and
cooked it. His diet was so restrictive he could only eat certain brands
of bread, etc., because he was even allergic to certain food additives.
An army travels on it's stomach, and I fear Scout troops are pretty close
to that same standard. When planning meals we always work to accomodate
as many as possible, as best as possible.
Make it simple, keep it fun, feed them well.
Scoutmaster Troop 33