Banana Cocoa Shake

Scouts are always hungry. Instead of having sugary / high carb snacks at your next den, pack, or patrol meeting... make this healthy alternative. Or even better, have the boys make it at the next meeting.

1 Banana
2 Tbs Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
8 oz Almond Milk
1 Tbs Honey
15 Ice Cubes.

Place all ingredients into the blender and let her rip!

produces about 16 oz shake. 

Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

Cooking this meal can complete requirements for the Cooking Merit Badge along with your rank advancements.

This is a favorite for my scouts on camp-outs.  Needless to say, we do not make this while backpacking.


  • 1 pound pork sausage

  • 1 onion - chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper - chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper - chopped

  • 1 clove garlic - Minced

  • 1 (2 pound) package frozen / shredded hash-browns

  • 12 eggs - beaten

  • 1 pound cheese - shredded


  1. Build a campfire and allow the fire to burn until it has accumulated a bed of coals. Or use charcoal briquettes.

  2. Cook and stir the sausage, onion, and garlic in a 12-inch cast iron Dutch oven with lid, raised over the coals to medium-high heat, until the sausage is no longer pink and the onion is tender. Stir in the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and hash brown potatoes until evenly mixed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the hash browns are hot and the peppers are tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Pour the beaten eggs evenly over the top of the potatoes, allowing them to sink into the potatoes. Cover the Dutch oven, and place 6 to 9 coals underneath, and 12 to 18 on top. Allow to bake until the eggs are firm, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, cover, and continue cooking until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

Servings: 12.... 'ish (scouts are always hungry!)

Total prep and cook time: 1.5 hours

Budget: (full price) $17.00  - $1.42/serving

Scouter Caramel Corn Recipe

This snack is perfect for any occasion. Not only does it taste great but popcorn is super light to take on the trail.


·         1/2 cup butter

·         1/2 cup karo syrup

·         1 cup brown sugar

·         1/2 t-spoon baking soda

·         1/2 t-spoon vanilla

·         1 cup peanuts (optional)

·         1/2 cup popcorn kernels


1.       Air pop 1/2 cup worth of popcorn kernels and place in a large brown paper bag.

2.       In a sauce pan combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Let this mixture boil for 2 minutes.

3.       Remove the caramel mixture from heat and add the baking soda and vanilla.  The color will change a bit and become fluffy.

4.       Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn inside the brown paper bag (be careful, you are now working with molten lava!). Add the peanuts if desired.

5.       Shake the contents in the brown paper bag for 60 seconds and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat this step 4 times.

6.       Place the contents of the bag onto a cookie sheet and let cool. (the caramel will harden and become crunchy.)

7.       Rent the movie "Scout Camp" or "Down and Derby" and enjoy.