Bear Picnic Basket

Bear Bear Picnic BasketBear Picnic Basket,
a Bear Elective Adventure

The Bear Den Leader guide says, “This adventure introduces Bear Scouts to the fun of preparing their own meals and snacks.  They learn basic skills and safety practices when cooking inside or outside.  Scouts also learn how to select, prepare, and perfect their own recipes.  The skills learned in this adventure can be the groundwork for the Cooking merit badge and the quartermaster leadership position once the Bear becomes a Boy Scout.”

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!

Requirements:

Complete at least three of the following.

  1. Create your own Bear cookbook using at least five recipes you might cook or prepare either on your own or with some adult help. Include at least one recipe each for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a nutritious snack.
  2. With a family member or den leader, prepare for cooking by explaining the importance of planning, tool selection, sanitation, and cooking safety.
  3. Select and prepare two nutritious snacks for yourself, your family, or your den.
  4. With the help of an adult, select a recipe to prepare in a kitchen for your den or your family. Help to select the needed ingredients, perhaps from a garden, grocery store, or farmers’ market. Cook and serve your planned meal. Clean up after the preparation and cooking.
  5. With the help of an adult, select a recipe to prepare in the outdoors for your family or den. Help to select the needed ingredients, perhaps from a garden, grocery store, or farmers’ market. Cook and serve your planned meal. Clean up after the preparation and cooking.

Cub Scout Nutrition Games

Cub Scout Nutrition GamesThe new Cub Scout adventure program has several food activities.  For some of them, the boys are bringing a nutritious snack to their den meetings.  For others, they are planning and preparing a nutritious meal for their families or for a campout.

Regardless, the boys will need to identify healthy foods.  What better way to learn than with Cub Scout nutrition games! Continue reading

Outdoor Cooking Ideas for Cub Scouts

camping cookbook grilling recipesIf you’re looking for some new outdoor cooking ideas, you’ll want to grab this awesome camping cookbook called Campfire Grilling Recipes.  It’s available through my Amazon affiliate linkAnd right now, it’s FREE!
Unfortunately, the book is no longer free, but it’s still a great deal!

I don’t know how long it will remain free, but it looks like the regular price is only 99 cents.  I downloaded and reviewed the book today, and it’s well worth 99 cents.

The great thing is that you don’t have to have a Kindle!  You can download a free Kindle reader app to read Kindle books on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

As I was looking at the yummy recipes, I kept thinking that many of them would take outdoor campfire cooking to the next level!

Two of my favorite recipes from the book are Flintstone Steak & Lemony Asparagus and Lime-Drizzled Fish Tacos.  They both sound so sophisticated compared to the burgers, hot dogs and hobo meals that you usually have on camping trips. Continue reading