I am an ASM and cooking merit badge counselor. Our troop is planning to do campouts this fall with new procedures for Covid. The biggest challenge I have had is how to advise my scouts on camp cooking requirement #5d.
“In the outdoors, using your menu plans for this requirement, cook two of the five meals you planned using either a lightweight stove or a low-impact fire. Use a different cooking method from requirement 3 for each meal. You must also cook a third meal using either a Dutch oven OR a foil pack OR kabobs. Serve all of these meals to your patrol or a group of youth.”
Anyone have suggestions on how to do patrol cooking for requirement #5 on a campout that will adequately meet the practice of cooking for a patrol but maintaining safe pandemic practices?
Since the requirement does allow for a group of youth as opposed to patrol. In your opinion would a scouts family if they have siblings reasonably count for this if they are camping and cooking with the required methods and have done all the planning and purchasing etc.?