scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: First Class cooking requirement
Brian Nielsen (brian.nielsen@TCS.WAP.ORG
Mon Aug 14 2000 - 21:03:02 CDT
on 8/14/00 4:09 PM, Sarah Nunez at trinoaks@FLASH.NET wrote:
> Help plan a patrol menu for one campout--including one breakfast, lunch,
> and dinner--that requires cooking.
> Our SM/ASM corps is disagreeing on whether that means that EACH of the
> three meals must involve cooking, or AT LEAST ONE of the three meals
> must involve cooking. What says the list?
You're getting a few differing answers, so why shouldn't I add to the
I know a lot of folks who would consider cold meal preparation to equal
"cooking" (but this obviously doesn't involve fires or stoves). The cooking
section of the handbook itself advocates cold sandwiches and even cold
cereals as appropriate meal/menu choices. Similarly, in most Patrol Cooking
summer camps I've been to, most of the lunch menus are cold (but still
requiring preparation) and those that aren't require only minimal heating.
In our troop I know we allow this as long as the menu indeed requires
preparation -- a bag full of "Lunchables" or similar completely pre-prepared
"meals" do NOT qualify [Nor did the stove-cooked patrol dinner consisting of
nothing but 5 packs of Ramen noodles!].
Now Father Webster does define "cook" as preparation with heat, so for those
who want to get picky, focus on that. We will continue to focus on the
degree of planning and effort over the temperature degree of each individual
ASM - T1946