Describe your project
Children from 5 - 17 will be taught cooking skills in the kitchen and at camp, using expedition stoves and open fires. They will be taught about health and safety in the kitchen, food hygiene and nutrition, forage for wild food, and will be challenged to create creative and beautifully presented tasty and healthy dishes for themselves and others. They will learn great balanced menus and the scouts (aged 11 - 17) will run a restaurant for the village that will require budgeting, time management skills and dealing with the public.
How will your project benefit your local community?
Teaching cooking to children is a key skill for them on their journey to independent living. Helping them to enjoy the creative process of cooking will encourage them to cook more from scratch and become healthier adults. It can also be very sociable and is a fabulous activity for team-building.
Please give details of any support you have from your local community
The local community show their support by encouraging their children to attend our scout group and attending fundraising events that we run. Members of the local community also offer to share their skills and knowledge where they can.
How big is your community? And how many people will benefit from your project?
We have around 12 Beavers, 18 Cubs, 15 Scouts and 10 Senior Scouts and will use this project to continue to recruit more members who can take advantage of the skills we can teach.
Tell us what you intend to spend the money on.
The money would be spent on cooking ingredients and cooking equipment such as tripods to cook over the fire, knives for preparing the food and firewood, sporks and utensils, racks to store equipment, and gas for cooking stoves.
When and why was your project founded?