Another skill the Scouts had to demonstrate: preparing a balanced meal for your den or family. If possible, use one of these methods for preparing part of the meal: camp stove, Dutch oven, box oven, solar oven, open campfire, or charcoal barbecue. Demonstrate an understanding of food safety practices when preparing meals. The group chose Dutch ovens.
Desmond Mata, 9, and Rylan Eller, 10, got the sticks, twigs and tinder needed to make a fire and light it. They were able to prepare the meal by first browning the meat and adding the rest of the ingredients in the Dutch ovens. Eller seems to really enjoy being a Scout.
“I’ve been a Cub for three years,” Eller said. “I like being in the Boy Scouts because last year we had to shoot BB rifles and then do archery. I also like to learn cooking. I liked to mix it up and loved the food.
“I have been in Scouting for five years. I first became interested in Boy Scouts thinking about living on my own, ”Desmond said. “I love being a Scout because I have made a lot of friends. I learned to make a fire and practiced it several times with my mother. I really liked being able to cook on our last camp.
Congratulations, Cubs. Keep up the good work and keep learning.
Changes to hunting regulations
Nebraska big game and turkey hunters need to be aware of two wildlife regulation changes for 2021 regarding bait hunting and carrying a handgun while hunting. The Nebraska Gaming and Parks Commission adopted these regulations in June.