Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1987 (September) Guiding magazine - Guide Outdoor Cook badge introduced.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Outdoor Cook Badge


It is expected that cooking for this test will be on an open wood fire but if it is impossible to find a site for this test where wood fires are permitted, then a portable stove may be substituted.  In this case you must know the safety precautions for your particular stove and explain to the tester how you would refuel it, demonstrating this if possible.

The tester must hold a Camper's Licence or be an experienced camper.

1) Collect and stack suitable firewood.  Know the precautions to take when lighting fires and cooking out-of-doors.

2) Cook an appetizing balanced meal for two people out-of-doors on a wood fire.  There should be at least two cooked courses and a hot drink.  At least three cooking methods should be shown and one dish should be cooked without utensils.  The ingredients for the meal should be nutritious and should include one fresh vegetable or fruit and one other fresh food.

3) Show the tester how you have packed your food to bring it to the test and store it correctly until it is cooked.

4) Prepare all food at the test.  Demonstrate how to keep food hot.  Clear away and wash up after the meal, dispose of all rubbish and clear up the fire correctly.

5) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first aid kit, suitable for coping with accidents which may arise when cooking out-of-doors.  Know how to treat burns and scalds.

You may take a Guide friend with you to help you.  If your friend wishes to be tested for this badge at the same time, the two of you must share the preparation and work for the test and be able to satisfy the tester that your efforts were equal.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Outdoor Cook Badge


It is expected that cooking for this test will be on an open wood fire but if it is impossible to find a site for this test where wood fires are permitted, then a portable stove may be substituted.  In this case you must know the safety precautions for your particular stove and explain to the tester how you would refuel it, demonstrating this if possible.

The tester must hold a Camper's Licence or be an experienced camper.

1) Collect and stack suitable firewood.  Know the precautions to take when lighting fires and cooking out-of-doors.

2) Cook an appetising balanced meal for two people out-of-doors on a wood fire.  There should be at least two cooked courses and a hot drink.  At least three cooking methods should be shown and one dish should be cooked without utensils.  The ingredients for the meal should be nutritious and should include one fresh vegetable or fruit and one other fresh food.

3) Show the tester how you have packed your food to bring it to the test and store it correctly until it is cooked.

4) Prepare all food at the test.  Demonstrate how to keep food hot.  Clear away and wash up after the meal, dispose of all rubbish and clear up the fire correctly.

5) Fit up and be able to use a pocket first aid kit, suitable for coping with accidents which may arise when cooking out-of-doors.  Know how to treat burns and scalds.

You may take a Guide friend with you to help you.  If your friend wishes to be tested for this badge at the same time, the two of you must share the preparation and work for the test and be able to satisfy the tester that your efforts were equal.

The tester must hold a Camper's Licence or be an experienced camper.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Outdoor Cook Badge


It is expected that cooking for this test will be on an open wood fire but if it is impossible to find a site for this test where wood fires are permitted, you may use a portable stove instead.  In this case you must know the safety precautions for your particular stove and explain to the tester how you would refuel it.  Demonstrate this if possible.

1) Collect and stack suitable firewood.  Know the precautions to take when lighting fires and cooking out-of-doors.

2) Cook an appetising balanced meal for two people out-of-doors on a wood fire.  There should be at least two cooked courses and a hot drink.  At least three cooking methods should be shown and one dish should be cooked without utensils.  The ingredients for the meal should be nutritious and should include one fresh vegetable or fruit and one other fresh food.

3) Show the tester how you have packed your food to bring it to the test and store it correctly before it is cooked.

4) Prepare all food at the test.  Demonstrate how to keep food hot.  Clear away and wash up after the meal.  Dispose of all rubbish and clear up the fire correctly.

5) Make up and be able to use a pocket first aid kit suitable for coping with accidents which may arise when cooking out-of-doors.  Know how to treat burns and scalds.

You may take a Guide friend with you to help you.  If your friend wishes to be tested for this badge at the same time, both of you must share the preparation and work for the test and be able to satisfy the tester that your efforts were equal.

The tester must hold a Camper's Licence or be an experienced camper.

1995 Guide Badge Book - Outdoor Cook Badge

Notes: 
* You may take a Guide friend with you to help you.  If your friend wishes to be tested for this badge at the same time both of you must share the preparation and work for the test and be able to satisfy the tester that your efforts were equal.
* The tester should be an experienced camper.
Cooking for the test should ideally be done on an open-wood fire, but if you cannot find a site where wood fires are permitted, you may use a portable stove instead.
1) a) Collect and stack suitable firewood.  now the precautions to take when lighting fires and cooking out of doors.
b) If you are cooking on a portable stove, know the safety precautions for using your stove.  Explain to the tester how to refuel your stove.  Demonstrate if possible.
2) Cook an appetising  balanced meal for two people out of doors on a wood fire.  There should be at least two cooked courses and a hot drink.  At least three cooking methods should be nutritious and should include one fresh vegetable or fruit and one other fresh food.
3) Show the tester how you have packed your food to bring it to the test and that you have stored it correctly before it is cooked.
4) Prepare all food at the test.  Demonstrate how to keep food hot.  Clear away and wash up after the meal.  Dispose of all rubbish and clear up the fire correctly.
5) Make up and be able to use a pocket first-aid kit suitable for coping with accidents which may arise when cooking out of doors.  Know how to treat burns and scalds.
2005 Guide Badge File - Outdoor Cook Badge

Choose from the following heat sources to complete clauses 1 to 3:
* camp altar fire
* barbecue
* portable stove
* camp oven
* sawdust boiler or haybox
* hike fire.
1) Plan a balanced meal for two people and choose at least two methods of cooking (eg boiling and grilling) that suit the heat source and the menu.  Include at least two hot courses and a hot drink.  Include one fresh vegetable or fruit and one othe fresh food.
2) Prepare and cook all the food, demonstrating good food hygiene practices and how to keep the food hot.
3) Clear away and wash up after the meal.  Dispose of or recycle all rubbish appropriately and clear up the fire correctly.
4) Have, and be able to use, a pocket first aid kit suitable for coping with accidents that may arise when cooking out of doors.  Know how to treat scalds and burns.
2014 (September) Guide Badges Download - Outdoor Cook Badge

Choose from the following heat sources to complete clauses 1 to 3:
* camp altar fire
* barbecue
* portable stove
* camp oven
* sawdust boiler or haybox
* hike fire.
1) Plan a balanced meal for two people and chose at least two methods of cooking (eg boiling and grilling) that suit the heat source and the menu.  Include at least two hot courses and a hot drink.  Include one fresh vegetable or fruit and one other fresh food.
2) Prepare and cook all the food, demonstrating good food hygiene practices and how to keep the food hot.
3) Clear away and wash up after the meal.  Dispose of or recycle all rubbish appropriately and clear up the fire correctly.
4) Have, and be able to use, a pocket first aid kit suitable for coping with accidents that may arise when cooking out of doors.  Know how to treat scalds and burns.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Outdoor Cook


Choose from the following heat sources to complete clauses 1 to 3:
• camp altar fire
• barbecue
• portable stove
• camp oven
• sawdust boiler or haybox
• hike fire

1. Plan a balanced meal for two people and choose at least two methods of cooking (eg boiling and grilling) that suit the heat source and the menu. Include at least two hot courses and a hot drink. Include one fresh vegetable or fruit and one other fresh food.

2. Prepare and cook all the food, demonstrating good food hygiene practices and how to keep the food hot.

3. Clear away and wash up after the meal. Dispose of or recycle all rubbish appropriately and clear up the fire correctly. 

4. Have, and be able to use, a pocket first aid kit suitable for coping with accidents that may arise when cooking out of doors. Know how to treat scalds and burns.   

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