And we continue on….today is COOKING!
As mentioned before, we jam pack our camping trip with fun patch and badge activity work. It’s an opportunity to spend several hours on something that we would otherwise be limited with in our regular meeting space. This includes all cooking type activities. We took the badge work requirements for the Brownie Snacks badge and the Junior Simple Meals badge to create our menu for the trip. All levels help out, so even if they aren’t earning a badge, per se, they are earning an equivalent patch. Working together, the girls made all the meals! They each took turns working through age-appropriate skills…such as knife safety (told ya there was a good reason we did it over and over again!)
Yummy meals included customized personal omelets made in a bag, yummy sandwich wraps stuffed with delicious fresh veggies, and a Mexican dinner feast complete with homemade borracho beans, guacamole and salsa. The girls each also made their own personalized trail mix, to take hiking, jammed packed with hi-energy, low-sugar tidbits like nuts, dried fruits, etc.