Backpacking & Hiking

Six stoves to heat up your campout menus

For today’s primitive adventures, namely camping or backpacking deep in the woods, a reliable camp stove can still be a dream—turn on the gas, touch a match to the burner, and a blue flame pops to life, a torrent of channeled energy ready to do your culinary deed.

Backpacking & Hiking

Cookbooks to spice up your camping cuisine

Spice up your campout cuisine with three new cookbooks by authors (and avid hikers) Christine and Tim Conners, who collect many of their recipes and tips from Scouts and Scouters.

Campground Cooking

Now You're Cooking!

Scouting magazine presents the prize-winning recipes for entrées, side dishes, and desserts in our Great Tastes in Camp Cooking Contest.

Boy Scout activities

Outdoor Smarts: 'I'm Still Hungry'

Careful menu planning examines the rigors of high adventure activities and makes sure that calorie and nutrition levels not only meet energy requirements but also leave diners feeling satisfied.

Campground Cooking

What to do when cooking eats up time for activities

Scoutmaster P.T. says his Scouts spend so much time preparing and cleaning up after meals at district- and councilwide camping events, they miss some activities. How, he asks, can his troop streamline the routine so the boys have more time to participate?

Campground Cooking

Winning Recipes for Campfire Cuisine

We pick the top entrées, side dishes, and desserts from nearly 350 reader entries in Scouting magazine’s “Camp Food Favorites” recipe contest.