Our troop's winter camp was the 3rd weekend of January at one of our local state parks. We were really on the fence about going because the weather forecast was not good. But, because of schedules, postponing the trip most likely meant cancelling and we would have lost our deposit for the site. So off we went.
|A view of the lake.|
|A very large pavilion with the lake just beyond.|
|A typical Lean-to.|
|Inside the Lean-to. These stoves could throw some heat, but they had to be fed wood on a regular basis. Getting someone to do it in the middle of the night was tough.|
|Our kitchen area.|
The adult leaders have been noticing a trend in the patrol cooking of - not really cooking. Instant oatmeal, sandwiches and Dinty Moore stew keep showing up on menus with increased regularity. I have taken an initiative to come up with a collection of standard meal recipes that would have instructions, utensil requirements and fill-in-the-blank quantity calculators that would make it easier for patrols to cook with fresh ingredients. I will do this after the Neckerchief Craft Night is history. We also decided not to rock the boat on this trip because of the extreme weather element in this cooking challenge.
|The Pudge cooking up spaghetti and meatballs for his patrol's dinner.|
|This is how the men cooked.|
|Penne and Shrimp with Camp Fire Green Beans (Almondine).|
It's hard to cook when you have to keep putting your gloves on.
|Dessert - Bananas Foster. This is flambe-ing but it's hard to see in this picture.|
|Dam at the end of the lake.|
|Some very dirty snowmen. I think it was some kind of Calvin and Hobbes tribute.|