Webelos Cast Iron Chef Adventure
Adventure Goal: Learn good nutrition, safe cooking skills, and meal planning.
Complete at least Requirements 1 and 2 below.
- Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your den or family. Determine the budget for the meal. If possible, shop for the items on your menu. Stay within your budget.
- Prepare a balanced meal for your den or family. If possible, use one of these methods for preparation of part of the meal: camp stove, Dutch oven, box oven, solar oven, open campfire, or charcoal grill. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal.
- Use tinder, kindling, and fuel wood to demonstrate how to build a fire in an appropriate outdoor location. If circumstances permit and there is no local restriction on fires, show how to safely light the fire, under the supervision of an adult. After allowing the fire to burn safely, safely extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.
Ideas for Adventure Requirements:
- There is very little information about fire safety in the Webelos handbook nor the Den Leader guide. Learn ALL about fires at Campfire Dude - including safety, different lays, and even colored flames.
- Learn more about nutrition at: ChooseMyPlate.gov, Nutrition for Kids, Nutrition.gov, and Nutrition Data
- Remember, lower shelves have lower prices at grocery stores.
- Learn all about dutch oven cooking at Dutch Oven Dude.
- Learn about camping food safety and cross-contamination.
Den Meeting Ideas for Cast Iron Chef Adventure:
- After scouts can start a fire, challenge them with this Fire Buiding activity
- Make Wax Firestarters
- Choose from many camp recipes.
- Sing Chicken Lips song
- Tell Complete Meal minute.
- Tell Balanced Diet minute.
- Sing Food song
Oct 01, 2015 - Doug
This adventure was obviously written before (or simply ignored) news from earlier this year that there was/is NO actual SCIENTIFIC nutritional support for the last 60 years of the government published food pyramids. The USFDA & USDA have both pulled the food pyramids from their web-sites; replacing them with “MyPlate” and generalized guidance aimed towards diets with higher consumption of vegetables and grains; with reductions in proteins, fruits, & significantly reduced dairy...without any footnotes indicating research to support the new models. In the absence of facts, how do we advise Webelos about “nutritional goals,” other than to promote common-sense ideas like reducing refined sugars while eating fresh-food and everything else in moderation?Oct 01, 2016 - Rob K Smith
As Doug suggested, use common-sense ideas. Anything government sponsored has an agenda and it's not the well-being of our children. Your kids medical stats will have an influence on the choices you make for your children.
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