Merit Badge Support Information
*** Cooking ***
The following list of links should assist you in studying for your merit badge.
The following list of resources for this merit badge are located at our website:
- Cooking merit badge worksheet#1 (PDF format)
- Cooking merit badge worksheet#2 (PDF format)
- Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety (PDF - English)
- Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety (PDF - Spanish)
- Cook's Companion by Jon E. Hechtman (Palm Pilot/PC/Pocket PC Ereader book)
- Cooking over Campfire Coals (4H Publication) (PDF Format)
- Thawing and Cooking Foods Safely
- Outdoor Cooking (Summer Grilling) - Teacher Guide and Fact Sheet
- Hot Tips on Food Preparation
- Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables
- Do's and Don'ts" for Food Handlers
- Barbeque Food Safety
- Safe Handling of Eggs
- Eggs Cooking Recommendations
- Cold Facts about Home Food Preparation
- Food Safety Begins with Clean Hands
- The Ultimate Resource Page on Food and Food Safety
The following is an internal link to the troops collection of recipes and menus:
The following list of external web pages provide useful and informative information about cooking, recipes and outdoor food preparation:
- Byron's Dutch Oven Recipes
- Camping Food & Dutch Oven Recipes
- Dutch Oven Cooking
- Dutch Oven Recipe Books
- Dutch oven Recipes at Food Down Under Recipe Database
- Dutch Oven Recipes
- GORP - Food
- II Dutch Oven Cooking Information and Recipes
- International Dutch Oven Society
- Just Dutch Oven Recipes - Soup recipe index.
- Outdoor Cooking at the campus
- Outdoor Cooking Basics. How To Cook Using Indirect Heat Plus Grilling Recipes.
- The MacScouter -- Scouting Resources Online
- Outdoor Kitchens and the Dutch Oven
The following electronic books are also available for support of this merit badge:
Dr Stachiw & Michael Stachiw Jr. Have published a Dutch Oven Cooking book:
This how-to guide written by expert Dutch Oven cooks gives you the basics needed for campout cooking success. The main focus is on the Dutch Oven but some of the recipes incorporate other camp cooking tools. The book has extensive material information for outdoor group cooking.
About the Authors:
Dr. Michael Stachiw:
Dr. Stachiw not only has intimate knowledge of outdoor cooking through its practical application, but obtained his Ph.D. in food science from Michigan State University with a specialty area of meats and sausages. Dr Stachiw will be the first to point out that all the "textbook learning in the world cannot compensate for practical experience over the open flame". His Dutch Oven cooking has often been said to be better than most housewives.
Michael Stachiw, Jr.
Michael is an Eagle Scout with hundreds of nights of camping and a Philmont trek under his belt. After seeing fellow Scouts eating raw bacon and other mystery meat concoctions, he figured there has to be a better way to cook. His favorite Dutch Oven memory is eating cobbler for the first time
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Our troop also has a merit badge counselor who will assist you in getting this badge:
Dr. Michael Stachiw