A scout night - warts and all in Scouting Around the World Posted November 24, 2016 We had a scout that burned Ramen... The lore in our troop was that we had a patrol that decided it was too much work to go through the difficult process of cooking their Ramen noodles. So they just ate them raw. :-) In my days as a Scout, we learned that to make the pan easier to clean, you should coat the bottom of the pan with soap. That's good advice, but after one new scout was a little unclear on the concept, we had to clarify the advice slightly: You should put the soap on the outside of the pan. It turns out that if you cook pork chops in soap, the soap is absorbed, and no amount of scraping will remove it. Oh well, that's why we have peanut butter in our patrol boxes.