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Tin Can Cook-Off October 21, 2009

Filed under: Boy Scout Bluster — Angie S. @ 12:08 pm

I’m not worried that our boys won’t get enough to eat on a campout.  They had the opportunity tonight to cook for themselves on a stick, over a fire, or using their tin can stoves they made last week.  Scoutmaster Dan was the taste tester and even though an official winner in the Cook-Off wasn’t declared he proclaimed that everyone’s food was great.

Most of the boys decided to use their tin can stoves for cooking.  Zach made Pita Pocket Pizzas and Pineapple Upside Down “Cake”.(click on favorite recipes tab at top of page for recipes)  Other dishes I saw prepared were: Breakfast Burritos, Apple Pie Burritos, Orange Shell Cake, Venison Sausage Patty, Scrambled Eggs, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Cheesy Alfredo, Tacos, & Popcorn.

Bob, one of our leaders wound some bacon around on a forked stick and cooked that over the fire.  When it was almost done he set some bread on top of the bacon to toast.  It smelled wonderful!  I love the “survival” aspect of some of the things they learn in Boy Scouts.  And the excitement of the boys as they cook their scrambled eggs on top of a hot tin can is contagious!  I love being with this fine group of young men and I will certainly miss them as they grow up, attain Eagle and move on.

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