scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Summer Camp Food, "My favorite!"
Chris Summers (ChrisinHouston@AOL.COM
Sun May 07 2000 - 15:56:37 CDT
I was pondering thoughts about summer camp food the other day and was
reminded of something. We were at a big District Committee meeting and the
Council Field Director had been invited to talk about our new Scout Camp,
Camp Bovay. He answered lots of questions and told us some good PR and asked
if there were any other questions.
A hand went up in the back and someone asked "how do you guys who run our
camps figure out how much the average Scout eats and then feed him just the
right amount minus enough so he's still hungry?"
I think everyone is capable of being a critic when they want to and I'll
admit that most of our summer camps are run by hardworking people seeking
summer employment but some camps do it better or worse than others.
Well, summer is coming and I thought I'd pose some food questions for the
list. We might not be able to solve gays in Scouting but maybe we can get
decent eggs at camp. My point is not to criticize any particular camp, just
tell us smoething about a food realted rememberence of a camp. Maybe we
could get something going on the Food Network.
Tell us about some really lousy camp food or some really exceptional camp
food. Maybe someone who runs the kitchen is listening.
The best Scout food I ever had was when on photography staff at the World
Jamboree in Chile in '98. It's the only time I've been served fresh salmon
at a Scout camp! Plus on the nights we were off duty, the beer garden was a
fine place to relax.
Chris in Houston