Welcome to Cooks' Club. What have you been making?
Been busy in the kitchen? Let us know by emailing email@example.com or use the Parent Portal on OSM or post on instagram and tag us: @uppermillscouts
Got a microwave?
Make your own mini apple crumble.
The Great Scout Bake-Off
For the technical round Scouts baked some simple biscuits, find the recipe
If you want to cook some Mexican food as part of your Day of the Dead badge, then check out these recipes.
Chilli con carne
Chilli bean soup (not so authentic but nice)
Or make anything with chocolate (it came from Mexico) or pumpkin (not Mexican but classic Halloween!)
If you are doing some cooking and helping in the kitchen then you can also tick off some parts of the Skills Challenge, which needs you to
If you have already earned your section's badge, or if you just want to do a bit more cooking, then this is the badge for you.
To earn this badge I have set slightly different requirements for each section:
Beavers need to have already earned their Cook Badge, and then cook 3 more dishes (a mix of sweet and savoury)
Cubs make at least 5 dishes, including at least one sweet and one savoury
Scouts and Explorers/YLs should make at least 5 dishes, a mixture of sweet and savoury and including one main course and one baked item (they can all be from different meals)
Send photographs of what you have made, or tag us when you post on Instagram @uppermillscouts
Try some of the recipes from the Junior Bakeoff.
Every section has its own Cook or Chef Badge, and you can find the requirements for those using the links here:
All of these, can be done at home, with young people learning by helping.
Or using some of the resources on this page.
Learning about "good" and "bad" foods is part of the Skills Challenge.
Learning about a range of healthy foods, and making a snack from some of them is part of the Health & Fitness Badge.
Cooking at home, and helping to prepare meals, can also earn parts of other badges.