Patrols should NOT purchase or bring the following items:
This policy is to reduce waste, trash and litter, reduce weight and keep the ice necessary to prevent spoilage of food from being consumed to cool drinks.
The Troop is responsible for ensuring sufficient amounts of water are available and we normally have large water coolers of drink mix and cold water available for all. Orange juice and milk are permitted when listed on the approved Patrol Menu as a part of a meal.
Hot Chocolate Bug Juice (aka Kool-aide) Catsup, Mustard, Syrup, Salt, Pepper
We need your help with food safety.
The Troop generally does not have access to additional ice during a campout. By Saturday night, most Patrols have an ice chest with all the contents floating in ice and water. This brings significant risk of cross-contamination and illness. To limit this risk, all raw meats should be repackaged, with the store container removed, and DOUBLE PACKED inside a Ziploc bag or other container that can be sealed to prevent the escape of blood or other liquids. Any food items that will be consumed without cooking, such as lunch meats, cheeses and fruits, should be similarly double sealed to prevent contamination to the product or its packaging. Whenever possible, items should be separately packaged and marked by meal (e.g., “Sunday Breakfast”) to minimize the chance of the contents being disturbed before proper consumption time.
On campouts, every scout is working hard and burning a lot of energy. Prepare meals that are filling, nutritious, and tasty. When helping your scout purchase the meals, pick quality foods that are not loaded with sugar, fats, or can be categorized as junk food. Fresh fruits and vegetables are wholesome, inexpensive, and easy to store and transport. The fewer items that require refrigeration, the better. Ice is limited on campouts.
Represent the basic food groups at every meal.
A Scout is Thrifty:
The Grub Master for each patrol should have a menu approved by their Patrol and an Adult Leader. They are not allowed to deviate from the menu. They are buying for 6-8 other scouts - not for themselves.
Use the Patrol Menu Planner!