scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Patrol Cooking Camps
Jim Sleezer/ia/regents/Okstate (jhs8@OKSTATE.EDU
Mon Jul 24 2000 - 14:20:21 CDT
I think Cheryl made a good point that it takes about as long to cleanup as
the scouts have time to kill. As she said, it the scounts have some place
to go, they usually get the job done in time. I certainly found that to be
the situation at the jamboree.
Thirty years ago, I attended a National Camping School which was run on a
patrol cooking basis. The camp's (S-F) menu was such that we did not waste
a lot of time in preparation and there were not a lot of extras to cleanup.
We had plenty of time for cooking, cleanup and program. Of course, it was
a more mature group than 11&12 year old scouts but some of the participants
skills at cooking and cleanup weren't much better than the younger guys.
With a good menu and proper equipment, you can do patrol cooking and have
plenty of time for other program. The thing that I missed was the program
that usually occurs in the dining hall.