SENIOR scouts from the troop undertook the master cook badge that involved roasting, boiling and baking
SENIOR scouts from the troop undertook the master cook badge that involved roasting, boiling and baking under traditional scouting camp cooking conditions — open wood fires and mud ovens.
There were some spectacular results, including bread and butter puddings, shepherd’s pies, camp bread, casseroles, fish dishes, pasta and garlic bread, curries and spotted dick.
Parents who have camped with the scouts previously know how challenging the meals are to make and what great cooks the scouts make.
The senior scouts, before coming to the annual summer camp, were required to prepare and serve a dinner for the family using roasting and boiling cooking methods and serve it on time and hot with good catering manners.
In addition they had to bake a large cake sufficient to serve all those in camp. These were very well cooked and excellently presented — and not a crumb was left as they were that good.
Finally, after camp the scouts had to prepare and bake a loaf (with no bread mixes or bread makers) and bring these along to the scout meeting for the scouts to sample and judge. They produce plaited, white round sandwich and cottage loaves.
We are pleased to announce that Jack Papierowski, Josh Meads, Sebastian Avery, Abigail Papierowski and James Owen all passed and were duly presented with their senior scout master cook badge. Well done to all five.
If you think your boy or girl would like traditional scouting and to learn lots of new things with great associated activities, fun and games, they can come and join our very friendly scout group comprising beavers (aged six to eight), wolf cubs (eight to 11), scouts (11 to 15), senior scouts (15 to 18) or rover scouts (18 and over).
For more information, call group scout master David Cooksley on (01491) 872306, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.2ndgoringandstreatley.org.uk