Monday, April 20 – Monday, April 27 — #letsgetcookin’ #talkaboutnutrition

Hey Scouts! The weather is beautiful outside, so #letsgetcookin’ and #talkaboutnutrition! Now is the perfect time to try out those new recipes, learn how to cook using a Dutch oven or camping stove, and learn about how to be healthy along the way!

Make sure you take some photos or videos of your activities and share them via Facebook and include @kettlecountry or email so we can put together a video of our FUN activities. Deadline to post or email your photos/video is Monday, April 27, 2020!

Here are some great ideas that include some ADVANCEMENT opportunities to do with your family!

Lions — “Fun on the Run” – Make a nutritious snack!

Tigers — “Tiger Bites” – Talk about good food choices and not-so-good choices and identify three foods that you think would be good choices and three foods that would not be good choices; show the difference between a fruit and vegetable and eat one of each; pick a job with your parents help that you can help with at mealtime and do it for four meals; plan and make a good snack choice or other nutritious food to share with your family; and explain the importance of hand washing before a meal and clean-up after a meal!

Wolfs — “Paws of Skill ” – Talk with your family about what it means to be physically fit, talk about why it is important to stretch before and after exercising and demonstrate proper warm-up movements and stretches before and after each activity you do that involves action.

Bears — “Bear Picnic Basket” – With your family, prepare for cooking by explaining the importance of planning, tool selection, sanitation and cooking safety; with and adult select a recipe to prepare in a kitchen for your family, help make a list of ingredients you need, cook and serve your planned recipe with cleaning up after the preparation and cooking; OR select a recipe to prepare in the outdoors with your family, help make a list of ingredients you need, cook and serve your planned recipe with cleaning up after the preparation and cooking.

Webelos & Arrow of Light — “Cast Iron Chef” – Plan a menu for a balanced meal for your family, determine the budget for the meal. Prepare the balanced meal for your family and use one of these methods for preparing the meal – camp stove, Dutch oven, box oven, open campfire, or charcoal grill. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices while preparing the meal. Use tinder, kindling and fuel wood to demonstrate how to build a fire in an appropriate outdoor location. Show how to safely light the fire, under the supervision of an adult. After allowing the fire to burn safely, safety extinguish the flames with minimal impact to the fire site.

Scouts BSA Youth & Venturers – For Second Class advancement, explain when it is appropriate to use a fire for cooking or other purposes and when it would not be appropriate; use tinder, kindling and fuel wood for a cooking fire; demonstrate how to build a fire with adult approval and supervision;  OR start your Cooking Merit Badge – make sure to ask your Scoutmaster for permission and suggestions for merit badge counselors.