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By: webmaster      

There are many ways to cook in camp, a stove is just one of the ways. I was recently reading on a forum about a Troop that does not allow stoves, all cooking has to be done using charcoal. The only problem with this, there are many parts of the country where you are not allowed any kind of “open flame”. For example the mountain near the city I live in six months out of...[More]

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I recently had the chance to interview Garrett Batty, Director of Scout Camp the Movie. Hope you enjoy it and find it enlightening. Here is the interview....I understand that most of the actors are/were actually Scouts. While filming did they have time to work on any awards, badges, Climatology merit badge, etc? I understand you brought in a military honor guard to teach the Scout to put on a proper flag ceremony, is there anything...[More]

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Hi all,Fuzzy here, we just got back from our summer camp. We are very tired after what has been a great week, but everything is a big mess. Tents needed to be dried and cleaned, equipment needed to be put away. We did not think it was fair that the leaders had to do everything so Scout and I offered to help. But for some odd reason we were told to go outside and play........We...[More]

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We hear it all the time, go camping sleep on rocks and eat dirt. Just because we are camping and in the great outdoors does not mean what we eat should rocky and dirty or even bland. Or if your Scout are like the ones around me with loads of hot sauce, even in cereal. Anyway the point is there is no reason you can't take a spice rake with you. What I found works...[More]

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Where should I start... well as you might have guessed this section is all about knives and cutting stuff up. As I have said before... Safety First and Safety Always. The knives should always be kept clean and sharp. A dull knife is just asking for big problems and if its a dirty knife even more problems. When Scouts are using knives and other sharp objects there should be adult leaders around to, shall we...[More]

By: webmaster      

Scout Camp The movie synopsis...Returning to Camp Rakhouta for what may be his last camp, York Hayes (Shawn Carter, High School Musical 1, 2, 3) is determined to leave a legacy for his troop to follow. However, when the legendary "Spirit Stick" goes missing, the entire camp legacy is threatened. Now York must do whatever it takes to find the Spirit Stick, return it to it's post, and restore the tradition of Camp Rakhouta. Filled...[More]

By: webmaster      

First I would like to ensure we all are on the same page by defining what I mean by cooking utensils. In simple terms these are things like spoons, spatulas, tongs, turning forks, etc that we use to cook with. I will not cover knives in the post as I have a dedicated post planned called “Cutting it all up” for that topic.In the picture you can see that I use a tool box to...[More]

By: webmaster      

This is a pet peeve of mine. I see many Scouts go out and get those metal military mess kits that also can be used to cook in. I hate these things. Not only do I know some old time leaders that have witnessed first hand some nasty burns as a result of using these mess kits to cook with, generally from the small pot with the handle in the middle of many of these...[More]

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This post is about cleanness for cooking and eating. Most of the campouts the Troop I was with did where into middle of the desert where there were no tables, water, bathrooms – thee was nothing but sand and what we brought along. As a result we had to come up with simple ways to deal with hygiene with out using a lot of water. What we came up with was a two prong approach,...[More]

By: webmaster      

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will talk about the parts of my large outdoor kitchen. In its entirety the kitchen is designed for large group cooking, like when I was quartermaster / cook at our local NYLT course. Good thing I like to cook. As a result I ensured over 100 hungry Scouts and Staff got feed 3 times a day plus a cracker barrel now and...[More]

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