Webelos Outdoor Cooking
Please find the file "Outdoor Cooking" to follow. Enjoy!
This is a part of the larger "Webelos" section of the handbook. I'll make other sections available as time allows. This section
is Approx. 17 pages at 60 lines per page. The file has 987 lines w/o my sig.
With special thanks to the Indian Nations Council (Tulsa, OK Area), particularly their "Pow-Wow" committee for their
efforts, and, for making the book available in electronic format.
Jess Olonoff, CM Pack-206 Eagle - 1970, T-10 Tulsa, Okla.
Cooking and eating are an adventure. Eating is fun and so is fixing food to eat. There are so many activities that offer an
opportunity to cook and eat. There is just something about camp cooking that is special. Cooking outdoors requires a
different set of rules and equipment. Take time to plan some activities that will include food preparation, whether it is
brought in a paper sack or food that will be prepared by the boys. Even cooking a hot dog or marshmallow can be a real
challenge - having it cook just right and not burnt. Cooking is a skill and cooking outdoors with charcoal, wood or a buddy
burner will take some skill. Take time to talk about what you plan to cook, discuss safety and practice fire building.
It is fun to beat eggs, mix pancakes, make a milkshake or cherry cobbler. It can be lots of fun as long as you know what you
are doing. Don't be too ambitious to start with, remember the age of boys you are working with. Do simple recipes and
progress as their skills develop. Outdoor food does not have to be cooked. A good lunch can be part of the day without
having to take time out to cook. Maybe the first venture could be an after school snack.
SAFETY AND GOOD COOKING HABITS
Start out by getting yourself ready to cook.
Protect your clothes from spills by putting on an apron; then wash your hands.
Read the entire recipe carefully.
Organize the bowls, spoons, pans and other equipment that you will need.