Hi All,Fuzzy and Scout here, we hope you all have had nice summer holidays and are all back at Scouts / Cubs whatever again. We have had our first cubby meetings and it was real fun, although not everyone was happy to go back to school. As we are bears we have to go to forest school, which is always real fun as we do things like salmon hunting, berry foraging and all other fun...[More]
The next InsaneScouter contest has begun it will end in about 36 hours when I announce a winner. All you have to do is share the below message on twitter and facebook. I will pick one of you as the winner. Up for grabs is the 759: Boy Scouts or Harlem movie poster signed by the Director Jake Boritt and Producer Justin Szlasa. Check out there website at http://www.harlemscouts.com/This is the message I posted, however...[More]
Cleaning dishes in camp can sometimes seem to be well a bit puzzling. So here are some simple steps and tips on washing dishes in camp.You will need three wash basins, hot water, cold water, dish washing soap, bleach, scrubbers / sponges and a towel. As mentioned in an earlier post I like to use clean cloth diapers as camp towels.Start by heating the water up till it starts bubbling, but is not quit boiling....[More]
Visibility One of my first moments when I considered enrolling my son in scouting was while visiting his elementary school shortly after we had moved. While searching out classrooms I saw several groups of children pass by. It seemed that one child was inevitably in a scouting uniform. My mind quickly connected that scouting would be a great way for my son to meet new friend and the rest, as they say, is history....[More]
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Never has this been truer than when explaining scouting to a new boy or his parents.This year, our pack decided to work on improving our recruiting numbers in several ways. One of those came upon us purely by accident when a den leader began working on a scrapbook for the tigers. The project soon snowballed into a pack wide project with several parents...[More]
Dutch ovens are amazing. They are basically a stock pot made out of cast iron. They are heavy and very durable. Most commonly they are used to do slow cooking and baking in camp, generally over charcoal. Dutch ovens come in all sorts of different sizes from small to large. The size you need, depends on what your making and for how many people.It is worth noting that you can also get frying pans, kettles,...[More]
There has been recently a few requests for me to share some of my cooking skills. So today I decided to share my "Quick Stew" recipe ...Cook Time: 45 - 75 mins Serving Size: 3-5Ingredients:1lb Stew Meat 1large Onion 1 Fresh Peppers (frozen or fresh) 4-5 large Potatoes Vegies (frozen or fresh) 1 small can Tomato Sauce (or you can used stew tomato) 1-2 Beef Bullion cubes 1 package Brown gravy mix Salt Peper Garlic...[More]
There are many different types of pots and pans you can use for your Kamp Kitchen. In my experience most Scout Groups use the ones that nest together. I find these are pretty good, especially the ones with no coatings - just plain aluminium. You need to be careful which set you buy as many of the kits now days are made out of flimsy metal that just wont hold up to the abuse Scouts...[More]
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]
Countdown to National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!
Starting Friday, February 27, Celebrate the Positive Impact Girls Make on Their Communities Through the Girl Scout Cookie ProgramNational Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, which has become a national holiday for...