Troop 494 Weekend Camp-out Food Buying Guide
The average cost per scout should be $10 - $15 for the entire weekend. If the patrols are small (5 – 6 scouts or less) the cost shall not exceed $15 per scout. Larger patrols (7 – 10 scouts) will cost closer to $10 per scout. This same budget holds true for adult meal planning.
The weekend food costs include:
The patrols put the menu together, but as a parent helping buy the food, please review the menu for balance. The senior patrol leaders will try to review before the menus go home, but this does not always happen due to time constraints.
Sometimes the patrols will request expensive items such as pre-cooked bacon, shrimp, multiple meats for tinfoil dinners, etc. Use discretion when purchasing these items. One or two on a camp out may be all right, as long as they have chosen less expensive items for other meals. It is very important that you stay within budget.
For beverages; drink mixes and milk are typically purchased.
Other buying tips:
Chef's Secret: This is a popular request that many patrols make. This, along with a few other common spices; such as salt and pepper, will be bought for the troop food box. Please check with the Camp Coordinator before making this purchase.
At the scout meeting preceding the camp-out, each scout buying food for the weekend will need to take a cooler and blue food bin home for food storage.
Following a weekend camp out; please bring your receipts to the next troop or committee meeting. You can turn them in to the Treasurer (Ken Rowe), but please give the total to the Camp Coordinator (MarySue Abel) for tracking purposes. We estimate the camp costs based on the food budget, so it is the responsibility of the scout buying the food to stay within budget. The scout may need help from an adult to make sure this occurs.
If you have any questions, please call MarySue Abel, Troop 494 Camp Coordinator, at 651-253-0134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org