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(Palmyra, Pennsylvania)
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A Scout is HUNGRY!

These are some of our Favorite Recipes
Troop 477 is a very active Troop with many outings behind us and in front of us. One of the most challenging things to do is Feed The Scout! We have collected many camp recipes... some work better than others! Here you will find a collection of recipe ideas to help our Scouts plan their meals.
We have organized the recipes into five categories; Campfire Cooking, Camp Stove Cooking, Dutch Oven Cooking, Backpacking Meals and Snacks.
Please feel free to send us ideas to expand our collection!

Campfire Foil Packs

1 Scout

1/4 lb. Ground Beef or Sausage or other meat
1 large Potato
Cut Green Pepper
Cut Onion
Salt and Pepper
Fresh Clean Mushrooms
Fresh Garlic Clove

Make a Football Shaped bowl from Heavy Duty Foil.
Cut Potato into bite size chunks.
Put Cut Veggies and Meat into the bowl.
Salt, Pepper and Spice
Close and fold the foil bowl to seal shut.

Place sealed Foil Pouch in fire pit over hot coal bed.
Be careful not to put the pouch in the flames!
Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
Carefully open and check meat is cooked.

Eating your meal directly from the foil pouch can be dangerous!
If you poke a hole in the bottom with your fork, HOT juice
will leak out and burn you! Use your Meal Kit to eat from.

Bag Omelet

1 Scout

2 Eggs
1 small Freezer Weight zipper bag
Salt and Pepper
Fresh Cut Veggies
Cooked Meat
Shredded Cheese
Anything Else you have!

Crack eggs into bag (and close!)
Salt and Pepper if you like
Squish the eggs around the bag using your hands and fingers.
Open the bag and add Veggies, Meat and Cheese.
Place the bag in a pot of boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes
until the eggs look cooked
Remove the bag form water and let cool.

Monkey Bread

8-10 Scouts

Bisquick for 18 biscuits
2 1/4 cups Bisquick
2/3 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp cinnamon
1 stick butter

Tear biscuit dough into golf ball size lumps.
Mix sugar and cinnamon in plastic bag.
Drop each quarter into bag and shake to coat well.
Place in dutch oven.
Cut butter into thin square pads and over dough balls.
Bake at for 30 to 35 minutes.
Serves 6 to 8.

To make clean-up easier, line the dutch oven with aluminum foil.

Beef and Mushroom Noodle Stew

1 Scout

1 Envelope Onion Mushroom Soup
1 Package Ramen Noodle (beef)
2 Cups Boiling Water

Add Noodle spice package to 2 cups water.
Bring to boil.
Remove from heat
Add Soup Mix and and noodles.
Cover and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes.


1 Scout

Are you really looking for a S'Mores recipe?

1 Marshmallow
1 Piece of Chocolate
1 Honey Graham Cracker, broken
into two square halves

Toast a marshmallow over the campfire.
Place a piece of chocolate on  a Cracker half.
Take the other cracker half and use it to squish
your marshmallow onto the chocolate to
make a sandwich.
Wait a minute (if you can) to let the chocolate melt.

Be careful! That marshmallow is HOT!

Zingy Pork Chops

6 Scouts

6 pork chops 
4 chopped slices of bacon
1 cup chopped onions
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tbl honey
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp curry powder

Preheat 12 inch dutch oven to about 350 degrees.
Cook chops for 6 minutes on each side.
Place chops on a plate and cover.
Saute bacon, onion, and garlic in dutch oven for 5 minutes.
Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl, then stir into dutch oven.
Place chops back in dutch oven, coating them with sauce.
Cook 20 minutes.

Best served with Garlic Butter Noodles

Garlic Butter Noodles

6-7 Scouts

1 Bag of flat Egg Noodles (like No-Yokes)
1/2 Cup Butter (1 stick)
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder

Boil large pot of water, then add Noodles.
Boil Noodles for 10-12 minutes.
Drain and add butter and garlic, stir slowly to mix
but not break noodles apart.

Baked Oatmeal

3 cups Oats
1/2 cup Applesauce
1 cup Milk
2 Eggs
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla
optional: add blueberries, strawberries, bananas, peaches

Mix all together.
Spray small casserole dish with cooking spray (pam).
Cover and bake at 350 for 40 minutes

Breakfast Sausage Balls

3-4 Scouts

1/4 cup butter 
1lb. bulk sausage (not links or patties)
1 egg 
6oz. cheddar cheese - grated 
2 1/4 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup of milk

Coat bottom of dutch oven with butter or
line with foil and coat it with butter. 
Mix all ingredients together with your clean hands.
Pull off small pieces and roll into 1 inch balls.
Place a layer of balls in dutch oven and cook 10-15 minutes.


6-8 Scouts

1 family size Mac-n-Cheese box mix
0r 3 regular size boxes
Milk according to Mac-n-Cheese directions
Butter according to Mac-n-Cheese directions
10 hot dogs
Taco seasoning package
Bacon bits (optional)

Cut hot dogs into small bites.
Prepare Mac-n-Cheese according to box directions.
Add hot dogs to boiling macaroni for the last
5 minutes of boiling time.
Drain the macaroni and hotdogs and add the
Cheese powder, milk and butter.
Stir in 1/2 package Taco seasoning.
Add bacon bits, if desired.

Baked Apple

1 Scout

1 Apple
1 tsp Butter
1/2 tsp Brown sugar
2-3 Mini Marshmallows

Core the apple and place into a foil bowl.
Stuff 2 or 3 Mini Marshmallows into cored Apple.
Put sugar into core hole.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Place butter on top of apple.
Wrap apple in foil and seal tight.
Place on small bed of hot coals or
place several into a dutch oven.
Bake for 15 minutes

French Toast

6-8 Scouts

8 eggs
1.75 cup milk
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Spray vegetable oil
2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
1 loaf sandwich bread
8 eggs
1.75 cup milk
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp Vanilla flavor
1 loaf sandwich bread

Beat eggs in bowl with fork.
Whip in milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and oil.

Heat skillet to medium, not too hot.
Spray skillet with oil.

**Do this quickly to just coat the bread without soaking:
Using fork, quickly dip a slice of bread in eggs,
flip and press and down to coat completely
lift to let excess drain off. 

Cook one side of bread. When it gets browned, flip and cook second side.

Top with syrup, powdered sugar, peanut butter, jelly, whatever you like!