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Food glorious food

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Cook a backwoods style pancake without using a stove, then reflect on times when you’ve stayed true to your Promise.
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You will need

  • Pens or pencils
  • A4 paper
  • Matches
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Knives
  • Tin can
  • Can opener
  • Screwdriver
  • Tealights
  • Heat-proof gloves
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 300ml milk
  • Oil for frying

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Safety

All activities must be safely managed. Use the safety checklist to help you plan and risk assess your activity. Do a risk assessment and take appropriate steps to reduce risk. Always get approval for the activity and have suitable supervision and an InTouch process.

Sharp objects

Teach young people how to use sharp objects safely. Supervise them appropriately throughout. Store all sharp objects securely, out of the reach of young people.

Cooking

Teach young people how to use cooking equipment safely. Supervise them appropriately throughout. Make sure it’s safe to use and follow manufacturers’ guidelines for use.

Fires and stoves

Make sure anyone using fires and stoves is doing so safely. Check that the equipment and area are suitable and have plenty of ventilation. Follow the gas safety guidance. Have a safe way to extinguish the fire in an emergency.

Food

Check for allergies before you begin and read the guidance on food safety. Make sure you have suitable areas for storing and preparing food and avoid cross contamination of different foods.

Make it accessible

All Scout activities should be inclusive and accessible.