Boy Scouts are known for being outdoorsy and for having fun while doing it. Camping is a big part of scouting, and boy scouts love to camp. They also love to cook over fires, making cooking over the fire easier than cooking indoors.
This means that they need to learn how to make healthy and nutritious meals for themselves. In this article, we will go through some easy recipes that scouts can use when camping.
Ideas for boy scout camping meals
1. Bean soup
Bean soups are one of the easiest things to make in camp. You need to boil water, add beans, and season with salt. You only have to watch out for making sure your beans aren’t too old or dried up. If they are, then you should soak them overnight first. You can either do this by soaking them in cold water or boiling them for about 10 minutes before adding them to the pot.
2. Barbecue sandwiches
Barbecues are great because they allow scouts to eat outside. They also enable scouts to grill their food instead of eating something from a restaurant. Grilling meat is healthier than frying it, so barbecuing is always better. To make a barbecue sandwich, you will need to cut bread into slices, spread butter on both sides of each slice, and put cheese on top of the buttered side. Put the cheese on the bottom half of the bread, and then place the other piece of bread on top. Grill until done, and enjoy! Then, you can take a steak and place it directly onto the middle of the sandwich.
Spaghetti is another dish that scouts can easily make at home. It doesn’t require any special equipment, and it tastes delicious. All you need is spaghetti noodles, tomato sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Mix everything well, and then bake it in an oven set to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!
Pancakes are a classic breakfast item. However, they taste even better when you make them at the camp. For pancakes, you will need flour, milk, eggs, baking powder, sugar, oil, and salt. Make a mixture of all these ingredients, and then let them sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, pour the batter into a pan, and flip once bubbles appear on the surface. Cook until golden brown, and serve.
5. Hot dogs
Hot dogs are a favorite among scouts. They are cheap, quick, and easy to prepare. You don’t need anything fancy to make hot dogs; you need hot dogs, mustard, relish, onions, and ketchup. Cut the hot dog in half, and then put mustard on the inside. Add sauce, onion, and ketchup, and then wrap the hot dog back up. Place it on a stick, and grill it over the fire.
Omelets are another simple meal that scouts can make. You need four eggs, salt, pepper, and milk. Beat the eggs, and then mix in salt, pepper, and milk. Pour the mixture into a skillet, and heat it over medium heat. When the edges start to dry, flip the omelet, and continue heating it until cooked. Serve immediately.
What is the best food to bring on a camping trip?
Food that is simple and healthy is usually the best choice. Scout leaders often tell scouts to pack granola bars, trail mix, fruit, beef jerky, nuts, and crackers. These items are inexpensive, nutritious, and easy to carry. Scouts can choose what they want to eat during the day and help themselves do whatever they want.
What are traditional camping foods?
Traditional camping food is a mix of dried, smoked, cured meats, fruits, vegetables, and other items stored for long periods.
These foods are usually prepared in advance and then eaten during the day or night as they are needed. The main ingredients used to prepare these foods include salt, sugar, vinegar, mustard, pepper, herbs, spices, and other flavorings.
How do I make traditional camping food?
You can make your traditional camping food by using some essential ingredients.
First, you should get a large container with a lid. This container should have a capacity of 3 gallons.
Next, you should buy some bacon, ham, sausage, salami, and prosciutto. Also, you should purchase some chicken breasts, ground turkey, pork chops, and beef steaks.
Get some canned beans, corn, tomatoes, and peas. Then, add some dried pasta, rice, couscous, bulgur wheat, quinoa, and oats.
Finally, it would be best if you also got some dried apples, apricots, bananas, pears, peaches, plums, raisins, prunes, and dates.
Put all the above ingredients in the container, and seal it tightly. Now, you can store this container in a cool place for several weeks.