Meal Plan Overview

The basic premise is simple.  

We try to eliminate barriers to camping and enable the Scouts to complete their cooking-related achievements in a fun, safe and friendly environment.   

We do this by having a Scout-friendly menu that they are able to cook and enjoy, but still provides a healthy meal for their growing bodies.  

Everyone in the Pack Family!
  What: The World-Famous Pack 553 Meal Plan, of course!
  When: When we camp
 Where: Camp
   Why: There are many reasons, but here are just a few.  
      • It creates a sense of community within the pack. It's hard to be a stranger when you cook, serve, and clean together! 
      • We want to prevent a lack of camping experience, gear or preparation time to be a deterrent to camping.  
      • It allows Scouts to work on their rank-based cooking requirements.*  
      • It builds self-confidence in the Scouts and pride when their parents enjoy the fruits of their labor.
      • It demonstrates that delicious and nutritious food is possible in the outdoors.
   How: For $15 a person you get 4 meals, desserts, and Friday night cobblers.  

What The Pack As A Whole Provides
      • Camp Kitchen(s)
        • Stoves and Fuel
        • Napkins
        • Cookware
        • Tables
        • Cleaning Station
        • Canopies
        • Coolers
      • We purchase all the food, ice and propane
      • Coffee and water
      • We do this at actual cost or a little less.  
What You Provide as A Member of the Pack and a Meal Plan Participant:
      • Your time and experience.  Help a Scout by taking a shift and mentoring him. 
      • Your own mess kit (reusable plate, bowl, utensils) and beverage containers.
      • Your own snacks and drinks.
What a sample menu looks like:




Menu for Fall Fam Camp 2015

Breakfast Burritos with

Eggs, Sausage, Salsa

Coffee, Hot Cocoa

Alternate – upon request

Turkey Sausage


 Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon

Coffee, Hot Cocoa

Alternate – upon request

Turkey Bacon


Walking Tacos or Taco Salad

Chips, Mixed Fruit and veggies


Apple Cobbler, Silly Rabbit Cobbler, Pineapple Upside Down Cobbler, Black Forest Cobbler, Cobbler Cobbler

Smoked Chicken

Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob

Mixed Fruit