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Learn Campfire Safety with a Craft: Edible Campfire

One of our lunchtime activities at Cub Scout day camp this summer was learning how to build an edible campfire.  We were able to teach campfire safety via this craft edible campfire.

I estimated the amounts of each of the supplies, so I hope this helps you as you're planning.

Edible Campfire Supplies:

  • Paper plate – 1 per boy
  • Small paper cup – 1 per boy
  • Plastic fork – 1 per boy
  • Mini Marshmallows – 10 per boy
  • Cheerios – 20 per boy
  • Large pretzel log – 1 per boy
  • Chow mein noodles – 1 teaspoon per boy
  • Thin pretzel sticks – 4 or 5 per boy
  • Candy corn – 6 per boy
  • Red hots – 5 per boy

Building Steps:

  1. Create a fire ring with mini marshmallows and Cheerios.
  2. Break your pretzel log into 3 pieces and use them to make a “V” or “A” shape.
  3. Make a small pile of chow mein noodle tinder in the corner of the “V” or “A.”
  4. Light the tinder with some red hots sparks.
  5. Add pretzel sticks kindling.
  6. Add the candy corn flames.
edible campfire image

And there you have it!  An edible campfire!

Yours in Scouting,

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Monday 9th of September 2019

We need to update the language to be gender inclusive. Girls are scouts too now! :)


Wednesday 30th of October 2019

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Monday 8th of July 2019

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Thursday 12th of October 2017

We did a variation of this and my son still says as a webelo I need more tootsie rolls ( logs) and less pretzels or I am never getting to my Redbird to cook


Thursday 1st of October 2015

Perfect! We're learning about fire safety. Thank you for posting.


Monday 5th of October 2015

So glad it was helpful! Thanks for reading!


Thursday 12th of February 2015

I think this is a very clever and creative idea. Would love to see this at one of our meetings. Thanks for sharing!