Did You Know? Let's Get Cookin'!

Did you know? Scouting teaches Scouts how to cook, develop meal plans and clean up safely?

Food is fun, especially when it’s food that you have cooked yourself. There is nothing quite as tasty as golden-brown peach cobbler cooked in a Dutch oven...unless it’s a perfectly grilled steak with a piping-hot baked potato. Or maybe a Western omelet overflowing with cheese, peppers, and onions. Or maybe...well, you get the idea.

Cooking is an important skill when you are camping, but it is also an important skill back home. Unless you want to get by on ramen noodles and fast-food burgers for the rest of your life, you need to learn how to cook. Scouts learn to become backcountry gourmets, and develop meal preparation skills that last a lifetime. Some even go head-to-head with other Scouts in cook-offs where they have the chance to show their creativity and prove their skills. No matter who wins, there is always plenty of delicious food to enjoy afterward. Scouts also learn the importance of cooking hygiene, and how to prepare and clean up safely.

Scouting is about more than camping and the outdoors. It teaches cooking and food preparation skills...for life!