On Saturday 19th November the 2016 District Scouts Backwoods Cooking Cooking was held at Normandy Scouts’ HQ.
The few hardy souls from Rydes Hill and St Nics who decided to brave the cold by camping-over were greeted by sunshine and frost in the morning.
We had teams from 2nd Guildford (a team of 3 scouts), 1st Normandy, 1st Rydes Hill and St Nicolas 9th Guildford. In all, eight teams tried their hand at a rather less exotic menu than last year (Pig Farmer’s Dinner replacing Campfire Calzone).
The hardiest souls were the judging team, led by DC Carol. Tasting comments mentioned the taste of petrol in one meal and some rather raw cooking apples. Nevertheless, a number of teams worked together to produce a very enjoyable meal. 2nd Guildford proved that small is beautiful by using solid teamwork to win the event from St Nics’ team “3” who were second.
St Nics’ team 1 provided one of the highlights of the event by one of their member deciding to fall in the stream and as everyone went to laugh, a neighbour’s dog took full opportunity and stole their food.