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Cooking Merit Badge - New Requirements

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Maybe Kudu will even be happy. Just a little? Nah, probably not. ;)

 

Nah, definitely not.

 

"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to get indoor boys to Eagle without ever walking into the woods with packs on their backs."

 

Anyone who has ever witnessed a Wood Badger or adult Eagle parse our Congressional Charter knows that the words "backpack" and "hike" have no meaning without specific mileage requirements.

 

Without the Journey system, all Scouting is Cub Scouting.

 

http://inquiry.net/advancement/traditional/journey_requirements.htm

Well excuse me, super moderator: I couldn't find the sugar plum emoticon.

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Hummmm Anyone ever think about a Cooking Merit Badge "Buffet".. Why Not Center 1 or Two Campouts around the Cooking Merit Badge.
My thoughts exactly -- break those patrols into cooking groups.

 

What about cook offs outside at the meeting location. Do they count for any of these requirements?

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Not every meal has to be planned and Cooked outdoors.

 

Requirement 4 Do the following Discuss EACH of the following cooking methods. For each one, describe the equipment needed and name at least one food that can be cooked using that method: baking, boiling, pan frying, simmering, steaming, microwaving, and grilling.

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Maybe Kudu will even be happy. Just a little? Nah, probably not. ;)

 

Nah, definitely not.

 

"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to get indoor boys to Eagle without ever walking into the woods with packs on their backs."

 

Anyone who has ever witnessed a Wood Badger or adult Eagle parse our Congressional Charter knows that the words "backpack" and "hike" have no meaning without specific mileage requirements.

 

Without the Journey system, all Scouting is Cub Scouting.

 

http://inquiry.net/advancement/traditional/journey_requirements.htm

It's hard to find an example of anything you like about scouting. Why are you even still involved in it? Seems like an unnecessarily stressful choice.

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Maybe Kudu will even be happy. Just a little? Nah, probably not. ;)

 

Nah, definitely not.

 

"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to get indoor boys to Eagle without ever walking into the woods with packs on their backs."

 

Anyone who has ever witnessed a Wood Badger or adult Eagle parse our Congressional Charter knows that the words "backpack" and "hike" have no meaning without specific mileage requirements.

 

Without the Journey system, all Scouting is Cub Scouting.

 

http://inquiry.net/advancement/traditional/journey_requirements.htm

Brew is involved so he can high speed low drag every boy to eagle.

 

God forbid they actually have to work or struggle a bit.

 

Actual cooking on a trail?????? The dumbest thing ever.......Your Programs stink guys just that simple. Every lad. well except the noobs, in my troop has cooked on the trail.....It is called backpacking. You plan your meals with a buddy, you buy your food with your buddy and cook your food with your buddy. pretty simple.

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For a long time in my council at summer camp this badge was a freebie. Show up to class for 5 days, cook one pancake and one sausage and you earned it. Glad to see this badge getting some strength.

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Maybe Kudu will even be happy. Just a little? Nah, probably not. ;)

 

Nah, definitely not.

 

"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to get indoor boys to Eagle without ever walking into the woods with packs on their backs."

 

Anyone who has ever witnessed a Wood Badger or adult Eagle parse our Congressional Charter knows that the words "backpack" and "hike" have no meaning without specific mileage requirements.

 

Without the Journey system, all Scouting is Cub Scouting.

 

http://inquiry.net/advancement/traditional/journey_requirements.htm

If it has a "mission," it's not Scouting.

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Maybe Kudu will even be happy. Just a little? Nah, probably not. ;)

 

Nah, definitely not.

 

"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to get indoor boys to Eagle without ever walking into the woods with packs on their backs."

 

Anyone who has ever witnessed a Wood Badger or adult Eagle parse our Congressional Charter knows that the words "backpack" and "hike" have no meaning without specific mileage requirements.

 

Without the Journey system, all Scouting is Cub Scouting.

 

http://inquiry.net/advancement/traditional/journey_requirements.htm

Let's all just concede the point that you don't like Boy Scouts, loathe Cub Scouts, and view Girl Scouts with disdain.

 

Romanticizing the past is a common human failing. Ranks right up there with having to walk to school 5 miles, uphill, both ways.

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Maybe Kudu will even be happy. Just a little? Nah, probably not. ;)

 

Nah, definitely not.

 

"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to get indoor boys to Eagle without ever walking into the woods with packs on their backs."

 

Anyone who has ever witnessed a Wood Badger or adult Eagle parse our Congressional Charter knows that the words "backpack" and "hike" have no meaning without specific mileage requirements.

 

Without the Journey system, all Scouting is Cub Scouting.

 

http://inquiry.net/advancement/traditional/journey_requirements.htm

Just the fact that you characterize a requirement that an Eagle ever walk into the woods with a pack on his back as "romanticizing the past" proves my point. As for an example of anything I like about Scouting, I have 2,000 pages of stuff that Scouts would rather do than explain the concepts of simple and compound interest :

 

http://www.kudu.net/outdoor/winter/activities/index.htm

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Most Merit Badges at summer camp were/are freebies just like Merit badge college are.

Sadly Scouters circumvent the intent of the earning of merit badges through means provided to them.

Merit Badges are rarely earned through Merit Badge Counselors anymore but through the easy routes of summer camp and Merit Badge Colleges or "Troop" associated mbc

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Most Merit Badges at summer camp were/are freebies just like Merit badge college are.

Sadly Scouters circumvent the intent of the earning of merit badges through means provided to them.

Merit Badges are rarely earned through Merit Badge Counselors anymore but through the easy routes of summer camp and Merit Badge Colleges or "Troop" associated mbc

Our troop associated MBCs are the only opportunity our Scouts have for earning MBs the right way.

 

We simply say "no" to our boys attending the local MB colleges.

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Where does it say that the Scout has to EAT what he cooked?
If You don't want to eat the food you cooked, I wouldn't want to eat it either..

 

If your Gonna have to nit pick the rules Where does it say anywhere that it has to be edible?

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Requirement 5 Does not have to be done Outdoor or at a Campout

Using the MyPlate food guide or the current USDA nutrition model, plan a menu for three full days of meals (three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners) plus one dessert. Your menu should include enough to feed yourself and at least one adult, keeping in mind any special needs (such as food allergies) of those to be served. List the equipment and utensils needed to prepare and serve these meals. Then do the following:

  1. Create a shopping list for your meals showing the amount of food needed to prepare and serve each meal, and the cost for each meal.
  2. Share and discuss your meal plan and shopping list with your counselor.
  3. Using at least five of the seven cooking methods from requirement 4, prepare and serve yourself and at least one adult (parent, family member, guardian, or other responsible adult) one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and one dessert from the meals you planned.*
  4. Time your cooking to have each meal ready to serve at the proper time. Have an adult verify the preparation of the meal to your counselor.
  5. After each meal, ask a person you served to evaluate the meal on presentation and taste, then evaluate your own meal. Discuss what you learned with your counselor, including any adjustments that could have improved or enhanced your meals. Tell how better planning and preparation help ensure a successful meal.

 

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