Easy Eats: Chili Tonight!

Spice up your family’s dinnertime with a delicious Southwestern delight. Stir it up firehouse hot or kid-friendly mild with meat, chicken, or turkey.


Easy Eats: Fire it Up

Quick, nutritious meals cooked on the grill give busy families the luxury of eating together at dinnertime.


Easy Eats: Cold Comfort

Crank out your own sumptuous brands of homemade ice cream, guaranteed to stir up the whole troop’s taste buds.

Campground Cooking

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.