Cooking Challenge Badge

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Show an interest in planning and cooking nutritious meals.


    • (a) Demonstrate a knowledge of the food groups as outlined in the Canada Food Guide.
    • (b) Give examples of foods in each food group, including information on the energy and nutritional values and their effects on the body.
    • (c) Explain the importance of three balanced meals a day, as well as the body's daily need for fluid intake.
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of appropriate hygiene practices associated with meal preparation and after meal clean-up.
  2. Prepare a menu for your Patrol for a weekend camp. Discuss with your Patrol the reasons for your menu choices, such as nutritional values, ease of preparation, variety, transportation.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of safety requirements associated with cooking appliances and food storage, used both in the home and the out-of-doors.
  4. Prepare a menu and cook a meal for your patrol, out-of-doors.
  5. Prepare a menu and cook a meal for your family, at home.

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Under the program revitalization effort of the Canadian Path, this article is no longer be applicable to the current program.
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