Troop 1577 had a fantastic campout on October 28-29 at Lake Fairfax! It started with dropping off the Scouts at a location about 25 minutes away from camp, and they found their way back for Camping merit badge requirement 3.
Next the Scouts made scrumptious meals using only Dutch oven, foil or skewers for Cooking merit badge requirement 5d. At this Chopped cooking competition, the pre-announced ingredient was chicken and the surprise ingredient was apple. Patrols came prepared with a ingredients and a plan ready to pivot if needed. The meals were scored on taste, presentation, teamwork, cleanliness, use of ingredients and technical complexity.
Next the Scouts had a video game competition on a big screen set up in the forest! Scouts made monkey bread in a Dutch oven as a snack.
Thank you to all the Scouts and adults who helped make this event such a success!
Photos by Carla Brown & Bill Wacek