scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Breakfast menu
Roman J. Smith (Roman.J.Smith.13@ND.EDU
Thu Apr 27 2000 - 06:58:15 CDT
I now see an issue of what is an acceptable breakfast menu. Our troop has
two standards: Saturday morning and Sunday morning.
On Saturday, we prefer the scouts to cook a breakfast. We will allow a
cold breakfast such as cereal, but we push for a substantial meal.
For Sunday morning, we find that the patrols that cook a substantial meal
never seem to have enough time to get their cooking equipment and personal
mess kits cleaned properly with the demands of having the trailer packed by
9:00 AM. We ask that patrols have a non-cook breakfast on Sunday morning.
Do we have other options? Yes? We can get up an hour earlier. Who want to
get up at 5:00 AM in February. We can leave an hour later in the morning.
This is something that can happen, but everyone seems to like our scheduled
return time. The leaders like it, the scouts like it, and the parents like
it. But yes, we can change tradition if was a real issue.
We also have the option of cleaning the dishes upon arrival back at the
church. We have found that the scouts get really lazy in cleanup the rest
of the time if they get to slack off on Sunday morning.
The other option is to buy a larger trailer that does not need a diagram to
pack to get everything in its place so everything fits in and the trailer
rides correctly. That would save us 30 minutes of trailer packing time.
As it is, the first things that must go in are the propane tanks, the
patrol boxes and the cast iron cookware. Any donations out there for a new
The bottom line here is that donuts are perfectly acceptable for a Sunday
morning breakfast with juice or milk. Many of the scouts eat again at home
in a few hours anyway. And yes, with donuts, the patrols can eat after the
trailer is packed as long as they leave room for another trash bag.
Roman J. Smith, SM Troop 505 / CM, Ship 505
-I used to be an Owl