scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Menus and Meal time; leaving time; trailers
Laura Hix (BSATroop374GSTX@AOL.COM
Mon Apr 03 2000 - 19:18:30 CDT
You know with all the talk here about the boys making hamburgers and hot-dogs
and eating sandwiches on these campouts, I wanted to brag a little. Our
troop had a campout this past weekend and this was one of the better ones!!!
As far as the food was concerned! (See the wkend menu below) We all eat as a
troop because we do not have the equipment for both patrols to fix to
different meals, also that is the way the boys want it.
Our boys are excellent cooks. We have one cooks from each patrol every meal
and when our feeder Pack has Webelos there, we also have one or two of them
helping and showing them the ropes. They have made lasagna, roasted a turkey
on a spit, and have had so many other different things! We do NOT let them
have hot-dogs or hamburgers or sandwiches, for the plain and simple fact that
we want them to learn to cook, besides the fact that the food is just better!
Also, on the leaving time, we leave our CO at 4:00 PM on Fri afternoon and
arrive home on Sunday at approx 1-2 PM.
Our trailer is always loaded with our gear (we have a homemade metal trailer
that has a huge cargo compartment accessed through the rear, and then we have
on one side a complete kitchen [minus the stove and sink) By complete I mean
we have shelves for our cookware, places for the flatware, and then our
shelves for staple food and canned food. Then on the other side we have a top
to bottom door (about two feet wide) that has shelves for our tentage and
equipment like tarps, ropes, etc. It also has built in lantern holders that
swing out and what we do is just place our trailer where we want it, then put
up our dining fly (approx 15' w X 20' l X 12' h) around it with the trailer
as one wall. This is what works for us. On the bottom of the kitchen
side, is where we put all of our long items like the dining fly poles and
flag pole and things like that. It is it's on compartment also. Our dining
fly is pieced together with 8 poles at the top and sucker rod connectors. We
have some kind of old army tent that we use for the standards for the dining
We had a very experienced and talented welder as a dad in our troop that
offered his services to build it!
We never unload our trailer, except to clean it up after a campout and air
the tents out.
Here was our menu for the weekend.
Corn on the Cob
Broccoli with Cheese
Tea or Kool-Aid
Grilled Pork Chops
Stuffing w/ Cranberry Sauce
Salad W 1000 Island and Ranch Dressing
Black Eyed Peas
Frosted Flakes with Bananas
Left over Rice
Milk and OJ
ASM Troop 374
Please reply to LKHix@aol.com. Have a wonderful day!!!