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Baloo's Bugle


April Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 7, Issue 9

Happy Trails
Webelos Outdoorsman & Handyman
Tiger Big Ideas 16 & 17

 

CUB GRUB - Fun Food

   

Circle 10 Council

How long have you been throwing around the term GORP?  Do you know what GORP means?  GORP is an acronym for "good old raisins and peanuts.  GORP is a camping trip essential.

For a sweet crunch, add in a handful of M&M's. Whether you call it gorp, birdseed or trail mix, it's the back-pack snack of choice for hikers when energy or spirits sag. Invite your child to fill a sealable plastic bag with one of our mixes or invent his own blend of favorite dried fruits and nuts (sold in bulk at grocery stores).

Rain Forest Munch: Mix dried pineapple, dried papaya, unsweetened coconut flakes, macadamia nuts, cashews and chocolate chips.

Birdseed: Combine hulled sunflower seeds, raisins, peanuts and dried dates (the pellet-shaped ones, rolled in dried milk).

Morning Sunburst: Mix up an all-fruit body fuel with dried apples, pineapples, cranberries and cherries, as well as banana chips. and raisins.  An added bonus: eating 1 cup of this will fulfill two of the five daily minimum requirements of fruits and vegetables.

 

Easy Trail Mix
Circle 10 Council

 

Raisins/dried fruit

Nuts

Carob chips

Granola

Sandwich bags or plastic containers

Before you and your scout head out for an adventure, why not whip up a batch of trail mix--you never know when you're going to need an extra burst of energy.  Pay a visit to your local natural food store or the natural food section of your supermarket.  Purchase raisins and other dried fruit (apples and apricots are great), nuts, carob (or chocolate) chips and granola.  Provide sandwich bags or plastic containers and have your child sprinkle some granola into each bag or container to give the trail mix some bulk.  Then let your child experiment by adding various proportions of the other ingredients. (You'll probably want to limit the supply of carob or chocolate chips.)

 

Excellent Trail Mix
Circle 10 Council

1 whole coconut

1/2 bag Mini M&M's

1 8-oz. bag sliced almonds

1 10-oz. bag dried bananas

1 bag Dole cinnamon raisins

Drain coconut of juice, crack open, separate meat from shell, peel and shred.  Place on cookie sheet and dry in the oven at 150 degrees.  Fluff occasionally to help dry quicker.  When dried and cooled, place in a 1-gallon baggie and add other ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.

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