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Twists / Green Stick Cooking / Kebabs

The simplist form of this is to simply 'twist' some doe around a green sapling branch. And roast the doe over the fire.

You could try some variations on a twist mixture ... e.g. sugar and cinnamon in the dough should be quite tasty. I've never tried it myself (just thought of the idea ) but I will next camp.

Talking about twists, one of my Cubs has his with a few drops of ... Tabasco sauce !

Kebabs are good - I buy the bamboo skewers. You can put all sorts of stuff on them. Steak, onions, peach, potato and kiwi fruit is not bad and it will get the kids' attention.

Best wishes,

Ian Ford
AGSL 25th Greenwich Scout Group
Boy Scout trainer, Channel District BSA
London UK



....Cooking on open fires is one of those things that really gets a youngster into Scouting. (I should know, twenty odd years later and I'm still hooked, where would a camp be without a campfire). Anyhow we took two packs up to our local Scout campsite last Tuesday and cooked Kebabs (Sausage, mushrooms, pinapple etc), on long metal skewers. (We wrapped the ends of the skewers in damp cloth so the lads hands didn't get too hot). Using a hot-dog bun to put their cooked (cremated) kebeb in stopped any hot skewers causing any problems. (We chose metal skewers so that the heat cooked the food on the inside as well as the blackened, charred outside)... Happy Backwoods cooking,

Shaky, (acsl, 1st Heworth Oaks Cub Scout Pack, York)

Tin Can Cooking

Another technique is to get a large tin can, cut air holes in the botton and put it in the embers. Then you can fry eggs on the " hot plate " using slices of grapefruit skins as egg rings.

Best wishes,

Ian Ford
AGSL 25th Greenwich Scout Group
Boy Scout trainer, Channel District BSA
London UK



An Egg in an Orange

Cooking an egg in an orange. This one is easy. Give everyone an egg and an orange. Cut of the top of the orange. Empty the orange with a spoon so that the egg can be placed in the empty shell. Put back the part of the orange you cut off and place it in a (small) fire. The egg will be boiled in the juice off the orange!

Edwin van der Elst

Prinses Irene Groep 45, Rotterdam

Silver Turtles / Foil Cooking / Hobo Dinners

We have found that making "silver turtles" does a great job of keeping interest and it is also a very easy, assembly line type preparation that works well with a larger group of young scouts.


Take a double piece of aluminum foil, put a hamburger pattie on it, a little bit of butter or margerine, and any or all of the following ingreadients which the scouts all make and cut up together: carrots, potatoes (thinly sliced so they will cook fast), onions, and anything else you can think of. The boys all cut up the vegatables and we line everything up on foil and they go down the line and put anything on that they want. When they are done, the foils are wrapped and sealed and then placed on the fire. The boys need to watch just where theirs was placed. The fire should not be a high flaming fire, but more like coals - in fact bar-b-que coals work nicely too. Within 10-15 minutes, you can start pulling them off the fire (don't forget something to pull them off with) and the scouts can eat it right out of the foil. Works well with us. Let me know how it goes with you! cheers!

Al Davis, Cubmaster, Pack 18, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Foil pack meals are good. American Scouts call them Hobo Dinners. Just potatoes, mince, onions and whatever else you want. Again, you can try various spices and stuff. I found that about 1/3 of my Cubs like really spicy food. As an alternative you can buy diced bacon ( I get mine in Sainsbury's) and use that instead of mince. It's a bit more expensive, but you don't need a lot to give some flavour.

Last w/end Cub Camp we did jacket potatoes in foil with cheese. Again you can vary this by adding bacon etc.

Best wishes,

Ian Ford
AGSL 25th Greenwich Scout Group
Boy Scout trainer, Channel District BSA
London UK



Smores (aka chocolate biscuit sandwiches)

Roast a marshmello on a green stick (or long clothes hanger). When done, make a sanwitch of the marshmello, two graham crackers and a piece of a chocolate bar.


Bananas in Foil

Split the bannana down the middle and pack the middle with chocolate buttons before wrapping in foil and putting into the embers..Everything goes nice and chocolatey and goey.

Shaky, (acsl, 1st Heworth Oaks Cub Scout Pack, York)


How about some spiders?

Cut hot dogs in quarters, length wise 1/3 of the way from each end. This leaves a solid center to put on a stick or hot dog fork. Cook over open fire (the spider's legs will curl), serve on a _hamburg bun_! Cubs love'em.

Ants on a log

Celery covered with peanut butter and topped with raisens.... Great appetizer.

Check the Girl Scout cook books for more creative ideas. GSA has more _fun_concocsions. BSA tends to go for the complex meals.

YIS Ken Hawks

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