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03 April, 2016 by webmaster
Senior Scouts from the 2nd. Goring & Streatley BBS Scout Troop amongst many other interesting and challenging badges undertook the 'Master Cook' badge that involved roasting, boiling and baking under traditional Scouting camp cooking condition on open wood fires and mud ovens, with some spectacular and top chef results using only fresh ingredients ~ beautiful bread and butter puddings, shepherd's pies, camp bread, casseroles, fish dishes, pasta and garlic bread, curries and spotted dick, etc. Mums and Dads who have camped with the Scouts previously know how challenging the meals are and what great cooks the Scouts make, in fact even suggesting that we challenge the Master Chef Team to a cooking competition using Scout camp cookhouses only, great idea.
The Senior Scouts, before coming to the Annual Summer Camp were required to prepare a serve a dinner for the family using roasting and boiling cooking methods and serve on time and hot, and with good catering manners. In addition they had to bake a large cake sufficient to serve all those in camp, these were very well cooked and excellently presented, nothing was left they were that good. Finally after camp the Senior Scouts had to prepared and bake a loaf, no bread mixes or bread makers, and bring these along to the Scout meeting for the Scouts to sample and make judgement on whether they passed or failed. There were platted, white round sandwich, and cottage loaves produced. We are pleased to announce that Jack, Josh, Sebastian, Abigail, and James all passed and were duly presented with their well earned Senior Scout 'Master Cook' badge, well done to all five.
Another great challenge for the Senior Scouts that they seem to just love doing and such a useful thing to know to improve their life skills. The harder you make the challenges the greater they rise to meet them.