For those in the Cooking Merit Badge:
The cooking merit badge has 7 requirements. Requirements 1, 2, 3, & 7 involve safety, nutrition, cooking basics, and careers in the food industry. Requirements 4, 5, & 6 involve cooking; at home, on campouts, and on a hike.
Before our next session on Tuesday, March 13, please do the following at home. Call me if you think you have completed these from last year. 509-998-7211
1. Complete worksheets 1a, 1b, and 1c, regarding first aid and cooking and transport of different foods. I handed these out on Tuesday.
2. Complete all of requirement 4 (cooking at home). If you like, you may use the worksheet sent home on Tuesday, or the worksheet that can be found here: http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/Cooking.pdf
a. Write down and plan 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and one dessert for yourself and one other adult. Most scouts plan for their family. (your meal plans must be handed in to your counselor)
b. Write shopping lists for each meal and estimate the cost for each meal. (write these down)
c. From the menus you planned, prepare one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and one dessert for you and at least one other adult. You must use at least 5 different cooking methods (grilling, boiling, baking, frying, steaming, broiling, simmering, foil cooking, dutch oven, or microwaving)
d. Plan proper timing for your meal.
e. Have your parent verify your accomplishment by signing your menu and evaluating your meals for taste.
On Tuesday, March 13, we will finish up what is remaining for requirements 1, 2, 3, and 7. We will also discuss what to do for requirements 5 & 6.
Cooking Requirement 5 involves planning and cooking on troop campouts. Please plan on attending the March, April, and/or May campouts to complete this requirement. Your scout can plan on cooking for his patrol.
Cooking Requirement 6 involves planning and cooking on a backpacking trip. We will plan a hike for sometime in April to finish this requirement.