Cooking Camping Trip May 13-15, 2016

Camp New Gilwell

On Friday, May 13th, at 5:15pm the Scouts gathered at Herman C Michael Park for a long, 10 minute drive, to Camp New Gilwell in Watkinsville. The early start was to accommodate the need to begin cooking Friday night for the cooking merit badge.  The goal of the weekend was to provide opportunities for the Scouts to work towards the cooking merit badge.  The badge requires the Scouts to help plan and cook several meals during a camp out as well as use various methods.  Further work requires the Scouts to cook at home and plan and cook meals for a backpacking trip.

The Scouts cooked hot meals for every meal over the weekend, no ham sandwiches and chips this weekend. A great variety of food was prepared including:

  • Beef tacos with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes
  • Hot dogs and boiled broccoli
  • S’mores
  • Sausage biscuits
  • Pancakes with grits and bacon
  • Lasagna
  • Mountain man breakfast
  • Fried chicken fingers with mashed potatoes and green beans
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup
  • Peach surprise dessert (thank you Matthew M.)

While the cooking was the ultimate goal, the Scouts also had lessons in proper food preparation, food storage, safe cooking, food born diseases, and even a live presentation from a professional Chef online. Of course, there was also plenty of time for Frisbee, fishing and a variation of hide-n-seek called manhunt as we had perfect sunny and cool weather.

Another highlight of the weekend was an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for our very own Ryan Booth.  Thank you to Ryan and the Booth family for incorporating this great occasion with our campout and giving the Scouts something to strive for as they continue in Scouting.

Participating Scouts:

Matthew M., Tucker M., Daniel E., Drew C., Tristan M., Stephen P., Collie P., Joseph H., Sean M., Jackson M., Brody J., Jackson S., Adam T., Bennett A., Tanner W.,

Participating Adults:

Tom W., Brett A., Pete J., Tap P., and Robert P

Thanks to everyone for a great trip.  Robert

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