Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mexican Fiesta

Activity description: Welcome to our Mexican fiesta! We began by playing "The Price Is Right" game. Scouts familiarized themselves with the cost of each food item used in our dinner menu. Then we discussed the basics of nutrition and menu planning using the food pyramid as our guide. The Scouts worked together to prepare a layered bean dip. Bro. Norton demonstrated how to cook a quesedilla and Bro. Mitchell demonstrated how to make a tres leches (or three milk) cake. The meal was delicious! Happy birthday Derek and Avery!

First class rank requirement #4A: Help plan a patrol menu...Tell how the menu includes the foods from the food pyramid and meets nutritional needs.

First class rank requirement #4B: Using the menu planned in requirement 4a, make a list showing the cost and food amounts needed to feed three or more boys and secure the ingredients.

Faith in God: Serving Others. Plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal.

Home assignment: Prepare and serve a nutritious meal from your menu plan to others in your family. Discuss the importance of eating together as a family.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Willow Whistles

Activity description: Using willows from nearby wetlands, we fashioned a homemade whistle for each of us and practiced basic wood-carving safety rules. See carving instructions and listen to sample willow whistles online. Remember to store completed whistles in water.

Second class rank requirement #2C: Demonstrate proper care, sharpening, and use of the knife, saw, and ax, and describe when they should be used.

Faith in God: Developing Talents. Make an item from wood, metal, fabric, or other material. Display your finished work for others to see.

Home assignment: Carve a pinewood derby for the upcoming Scout fundraiser during Rhody days.