scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Meal Time
Chris Stone (CStone32@WEBTV.NET
Mon Apr 10 2000 - 13:17:18 CDT
Just this weekend our troop had a campout where the Learning by Example
was put into use.
Our troop adult leaders and parents eat as a separate patrol. This
weekend we did some foil cooking and dutch oven cooking. With the foil
cooking I had the assitance of some Scouts who did not have any Patrol
responsibilities at the moment. They learned how easy it was and got to
try a small taste of the results.
The cobbler I made in he dutch oven was to be desert for the adults but
ended up being a campfire snack by all attending. As we sat down to eat
the cobbler, I explaied the recipe and the overwhelming responce was
"That's really easy, can YOU make more at the next campout?" I replied,
"Our troop has enough dutch ovens for every patrol to make their own.
Next campout we will work together to make cobbler for each patrol."
I have found that adults eating as a patrol peaks a kids interest as to
what can be cooked on campouts. We don't make gourmet meals. We just
have easy to prepare, well balanced menus. And if a patrol tries to
duplicate what we make on a campout then they are one step closer to
having balanced menues themselves.
Just remember that kids will watch you cook and may evenhelp in some of
the preparation, but when they say they would like to try it themselves
the will need and want guidance the first time.
Chris Stone :-)
Scoutmaster Troop 25
Crew Advisor, Crew #701C9
"The real way gain happiness is to give it to others."