12th May 2018 (Sat) - District Scout Brian & Josie Poole shield competition
This is a competition for teams of 4 Scouts from the same Troop who are asked to prepare and cook a meal using very little equipment. The meal has to be cooked over an open fire and points are also awarded for innovative “camp gadgets” and methods of cooking.
Information on the menu is normally given a few weeks before the event to allow the Teams to plan and hopefully practice what they intend to cook on the day in question.
Scouts will also be tested on their skills in building camp gadgets and are allowed to bring along a limited amount of canes or similar style wood to build these on site.
They will also receive marks for teamwork and leadership as well as fire-lighting, hygiene in food preparation and handling, presentation of the food and obviously the taste.