scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Troop meal time procedures
Julia Burnham-Kren (JABarts61@AOL.COM
Thu Mar 30 2000 - 11:06:59 CST
Here is an interesting point to "hash" over: (pun intended)
The Troop my son is joining has a meal time procedure that is different from
what I expected. The boys plan meals for themselves and the adults plan their
own meals separately.
In my experience (OK, granted I was a Girl Scout) - everyone ate what was
cooked. No one got any special treatment unless they were on a restricted
diet for health or religious reasons. All Leaders and chaperones ate what the
girls prepared no matter how good or bad (and some meals were pretty bad) .
This is also my husband's past experience (Eagle, OA, Vigil Honors - our
Pack's CM); whatever the boys cooked up was shared with the adults on the
My husband and I are of the opinion that if the food is good enough for the
boys to eat, it is good enough for the adults (again with religious and
health diet restrictions in mind). In our family unit, our children don't
make their own meals and we eat something else. We share our meals as a
I haven't asked the Troop we are joining why they do it this way, yet. I
thought I would ask the members of this board what they do and why they do
I am not trying to change the Troop's way of running things, I would just
like to know how everyone else handles this and why they do it that way.
Pack 236/Tall Grass Dst./DesPlaines Valley Council/Illinois