February 22, 2018

December 2017 Outing – Cooking Competition / Camping / Webelo Visit

cookingpicWhen: December 8-9, 2017
Where: Great Falls, VA
Time: Arrive at the St. Francis at 6pm on Friday, December 8 after dinner or bring a bag dinner.
Departure is on Saturday, December 9 after cooking competition cleanup and after all patrol gear is put away. Parents are invited to join the scouts to taste their cooking competition meals at 4:00 pm on Saturday, Dec 9.

Scouts will enjoy car camping at St. Francis Church grounds in Great Falls on Friday night beginning at 6pm. Troop 55 will use this opportunity to work on pioneering skills, as well as scout skill development. We will have an open house and Webelos from various cub scout dens will visit our troop during the day Saturday.   Scouts will also participate in the annual troop-wide cooking competition. The scouts of Troop 55 are cooking aficionados, and the cooking competition is a favorite activity among the troop, ranging from deep-fried food, Italian, Asian, Mexican, and a variety of other culinary themes.

We will use our trailer with all troop and patrol equipment, and as always, meals are planned and prepared by patrols. Patrols are responsible for Saturday breakfast, lunch and the competition dinner.

Scouts must be prepared for cold weather, and should remember the potential need for layered, synthetic clothing when they pack. Rain gear and a warm sleeping bag is a must, as well as a change into warm dry clothes (no cotton) for sleeping, extra layers (no cotton) to add on, and extra pairs of dry socks. It will be cold in the evening.

There is a $25 fee that covers meals for each scout and each Patrol’s Cooking Competition menu.  Registration and payment are due Thursday, December 7th.  After this date a late registration fee of $35 will be in effect.

Please contact Mike Ray at mikeandtamber [at] msn [dot] com or at 703-898-3400. 

OUTING GEAR:  It is important that scouts pack their own gear so they know what they have with them and where to find it.  Not sure what gear to bring?  

Please use the PayPal button at top right to pay the fees for this outing or bring a check for the total fees made payable to BSA Troop 55 to the next troop meeting.

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Dec 2017 Cooking Competition / Camping Trip

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