To gain this badge, Scouts must complete all of the requirements below:
  1. Explain how and where to shop for food and how to transport it.
  2. Demonstrate proper storage and cooking under camp conditions. This must include knowledge of hygiene in the camp kitchen and how to prevent food poisoning.
  3. Devise a day's menu (including quantities) for a group of four to six Scouts. (Consider first any cultural, religious, vegetarian or dietary needs of the group.)
  4. Successfully cook and serve the day's menu.


All dishes are to be cooked under camp conditions and preferably on a wood fire.
If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park