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.

Backpacking and hiking

Outdoor Smarts Camp Stoves

What are you looking for in a cookstove? Blowtorch heat, delicate simmering, or a variety of fuel options? Check out these models for backpacking chefs or campground gourmets.

Campground Cooking

Winners of Great Taste

The top entries in our outdoor recipe contest will please even the pickiest eaters on any camp-out.