NORTH ABINGTON TWP. — The Cub Scouts in the Webelos I den recently spent time at the Lackawanna State Park earning their Cast Iron Chef Award. The boys learned how to build the best fire to build for cooking, use kindling as a fire starter, maintain a fire, and properly put the fire out.
Den Chief Tim Walsh showed the boys techniques used for cooking over a fire and the amount of water needed when raking out the embers. Cubmaster Mark Kuloszewski quizzed Walsh and the Cubs as to what to do with their fire ring when leaving the area. Walsh recalled that they should put two sticks in an x to show that if there is a forest fire, it didn’t start at that fire ring.
The boys enjoyed Oreo s’mores and hot dogs over the flame. They also enjoyed walking tacos cooked over a brick oven.
At the end of their time at the campsite, the boys walked arms length across the area used to ensure that the area is in better condition than it was found in, something expected of all Scouts.
Cub Pack 57 is chartered by the Mary Mother of God Parish Holy Rosary Church. Cubmaster Mark Kuloszweski welcomes all boys grades 1-5 to join Cub Pack 16. For more information, visit nepabsa.org.
Information provided by Cub Scout Pack 57.