Present a method of expedient troop meal preparation, execution and cleanup
How long does it take your troop to cook and clean up meals? Is it fun, or a tedious distraction?
What would happen to you if one of your teachers gave you a big homework project, with no direction how to do it?
We will learn a process to prepare meals in a timely fashion, while eating well. This process should be tailored to the capabilities of each group.
Be Prepared: Planning - preparation – execution
Use of Leadership Skills.
Needs and Characteristics - consider needs and abilities of each group. How can they be accommodated?
Enable your Scouts to succeed – don’t put up obstacles and barriers that impede success. (Don’t require unrealistic skills)
Offer challenges and goals that encourage growth, but make sure they are: Attainable, specific, measurable, realistic, …
Why are good meals important?
A well fed group is a happy group.
What is a good meal?
Provides energy to have fun and enjoy activities
Provides a break, rest, companionship
Psychological boost and rejuvenation.
Patrols plan, execute and eat together as a patrol
Host troop guests-SM, ASM, SPL, ASPL
Equipment (see handout-equipment )
Meal Planning/Grocery shopping/preparation
(see handout-planning & cooking)
Cleanup Procedure (see handout)
Each Patrol use planners to generate a menu and shopping list.