Time Needed: 30-45 minutes
Setup: For this activity, we’ve chosen a recipe your grandmother may have made if she was a Girl Scout in the 1950s and 1960s. It’s a technique that has been passed down through generations of Girl Scouts!
Activity: Over time, Girl Scouts have learned to cook great food in a variety of ways … in cardboard box ovens, on tin can buddy burners, and even on hot rocks. Today, we’re going to try another technique: making orange cakes and cooking them in orange shells!
Let’s get set up for cooking. Gather your cooking equipment and tie back your hair if it’s long. Last, tie an apron or kitchen towel around your waist. All set!
While your orange cakes cook, let’s talk about this process. If you didn’t cook over a grill or campfire, can you imagine how that would work? There you would want your fire to have burned down to coals, and you would wrap the orange shells in aluminum foil. Do you think you’d like to try this when you’re camping? What other kinds of batter would you like to try in the shells? Do you think the cake or muffin will capture the taste of the orange? Who are you going to share your orange cakes with?
Once your timer goes off, test your cakes to be sure they’re done, and then let them cool before you try them! And if your mom, your grandmother, or someone in your neighborhood was a Girl Scout in the past, ask her if she ever made orange cakes over the fire.
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.
One of the best parts of camping is cooking and eating your meals in the great outdoors. Once you have earned this badge, you will be able to make amazing dishes from all over the world and way back in time. For your culinary tour, you can choose to present each dish individually to family or host one large meal, with the appetizer, dinner, and dessert from the different requirements!