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 S'Mores.  

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



Smoked Chicken

Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob

Mixed Fruit

Apple Cobbler, Silly Rabbit Cobbler