scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Meal Time
Don Culberson (dculberson@AZALEA.SHC.EDU
Tue Apr 04 2000 - 08:51:17 CDT
A couple of other things for consideration... given the choice of a hot
dogs and/or spaghetti vs a delicately seasoned, grilled to perfection
garlic chicken breast, cooked for him in the comfort of his own home, my 13
year old son will choose the hot dog or spaghetti 100% of the time. I have
learned not to automatically expect him or others his age to suddenly,
magically enjoy stuff on a campout that they would turn their noses up to
at home. While we do encourage and expect our scouts to plan and carry out
more meals that require some cooking skills the menus they pick will often
surprise us adults. One of the finest campouts (food-wise, anyway) we went
on while I was scoutmaster, occurred when the PLC decided that a patrol
competition at pizza making was in order! Now THAT was an attractive meal
to a bunch of adolescent guys! None of the adult guests complained, either!
Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, Bob Lazell wrote:
> > to resort to hot dogs and other fast food.
> I would think that there are times when the reason fast food is on the
> menu is because the planners know the time constraints and the key in
> "fast food" is FAST. It is *quicker* to roast a weinie than to a
> chicken. Better? Probably not; better for you, no. Quicker? Beyond
> Fast need not be a perjorative, after all.