In April, Troop 221 went to Collin County Adventure Camp for our 2nd “Chopped” Campout.
The morning began with the boys building 2 fire pits for the camp. Although we weren’t sure exactly what we were doing, the boys did a nice job. We look forward to using those fire pits in the coming years.
After the service project and lunch, we started our Cooking Competition. The boys were divided into 5 Patrols and given a basket of mystery ingredients to compete in three rounds.
The mystery ingredients for the three rounds were:
- Appetizer: Avocado, Lucky Charms, Meatballs & Pita Bread
- Entree: Chicken Breast, Corn on the Cob, Pomegranate, Ramen
- Dessert: Bacon, Canned Biscuits, Peaches, Whoppers
Each round was judged by five adults. The criteria was: taste, presentation & creativity. As is often the case, the boys exceeded our expectations at every turn. The judges were served some really creative and tasty dishes.
In the end, the Cobras won the Entree & Dessert rounds and took home the overall win. The Bucks/Phoenix/Falcons won the Appetizer round and finished in 2nd Place overall. The Scorpions/Blackhawks finished in 3rd Place.
The evening ended with our Golden Spoon dessert contest, won for the 3rd time by the older boy patrol (who also cooked lasagna & smoked a pork shoulder throughout the day Saturday).
This is an outstanding event for our troop and we had a great weekend. Enjoy the photos below; there are a bunch more on our SmugMug site.