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Swanley District Scouts

Backwoods Cooking

Just like our Chief Scout, we cook over open fires. If we've whetted your appetite, you might like to download the following Backwoods Cooking recipe booklet, courtesy of the 9th Barking & Dagenham. Click here.

Our Chief Scout

Bear Grylls stops for another tasty snack on his adventures - now get ready to watch Swanley Scouts in action

Our Chief Scout
Preparation

Getting set for lamb hotpot - secret is to chop ingredients really small

Preparation
Getting started

Main course ingredients now ready

Getting started
Sausage in rolls

Take one sausage, impail on a stick, cook in the embers, place in a bread roll. Lovely.

Sausage in rolls
Toasties

Ham & Cheese toastie cooked in foil

Toasties
Firelighting

Getting started with the fire

Firelighting
Hell's kitchen

Smoke extractor fan leaves a little to be desired

Hell's kitchen
Fire lighting

Nicely underway now

Fire lighting
Wrapping the fish

Take one newspaper, soak thoroughly and wrap around a trout

Wrapping the fish
I'm sure it winked at me...

"And if you think for one minute that I am going to eat this..."

I'm sure it winked at me...
Cooked to perfection

My compliments to the chef (me!)

Cooked to perfection
Cooking time - 8 minutes

Sausage sizzle - lovely

Cooking time - 8 minutes
Fishy tales

Enjoying the fish on one hand - but preferring the burger in the other hand. Our vesion of surf & turf

Fishy tales
Unwrapping his dessert

Banana with chooclate, wrapped in foil and cooked

Unwrapping his dessert
Preparing for pudding

Putting bananas onto sticks

Preparing for pudding
Leave it to cool

Just a tad too hot to eat

Leave it to cool
Recipe

Take a banana and add chocolate drops

Recipe
Recipe - 2

Or cook in foil

Recipe - 2
Too many cooks?

Can't beat cooking your own food around the fire

Too many cooks?
Washing up

Well, someone has to do it

Washing up
Embers

Just perfect for cooking

Embers
Fish course

Enjoying the fish wrapped in newspaper

Fish course
Cooking their toasties

Delicious ham & cheese toasted sandwiches

Cooking their toasties
Lamb hotpot

Stewing nicely

Lamb hotpot
Communal cooking

Good food, good company - what more could you ask for?

Communal cooking
Outdoors cooking Swanley style
Outdoors cooking Swanley style

Lower Grange Farm Working Party
31st October 2021, 9:15 - 15:30

The next working party at Lower Grange Farm is on Sunday 31st October (the published date has changed!). Come along from 9.15am until 3.30pm ish and...

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