Cooking Merit Badge
As of January 1, 2014, the Cooking Merit Badge is required for Eagle Scout. View the Troop 2 Cooking Merit Badge Presentation.
Dutch Oven Cooking
Dutch oven cooking is one of the most splendid activities on a camping trip. Transforming raw materials into an aromatic, mouth-watering meal or dessert is as much art as science. Just the looks of anticipation on everyone’s faces when you lift the lid on your cast-iron dutch oven and let some of the smells escape is worth the extra work of packing this heavy piece of gear. — The Dutch Oven Dude
Mr. Deakyne has provided some useful links for scouts ready to learn this “splendid activity”:
- Learn Dutch oven care, get cooking advice, and see dozens of recipes on the very thorough website of the Dutch Oven Dude.
- Get in-depth information, including what not to do, from the U.S. Scouting Service Project Dutch Oven Cooking page.
- Learn the seven secrets of Dutch oven cooking from Backwoods Home Magazine.
- Download Mr. Deakyne’s Dutch oven cooking primer