Tag Archives: outdoor_cooking

Philmont Backcountry Cooking Method

Will you be joining us at Philmont Training Center this summer? There are two very nice mess halls, and all the cooking is done for you! If you prefer the DIY approach, consider this:


Maple Sugaring, March 2

maple sugaring 2009 In our culture with a supermarket in every neighborhood it is truly magical to be able to make something delicious to eat from a liquid flowing out of a tree. Savor this wonder of nature by learning how to tap trees, collect sap and make delicious syrup from native trees.

Saturday, March 2, 1 – 3 p.m.
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs MO

Registration Required, beginning February 1 — call 816-228-3766.
This is sure to fill up fast, so call soon!
Suitable for families.

Cooking Wild: Small Game, Jan. 26

Take local, organic eating to new heights — learn how to prepare locally available wild game and create a variety of tasty dishes. In this class, you will be skinning and preparing squirrels and rabbits. This program is geared toward adults – children may attend if they are accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, January 26, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs MO
Registration Required — call 816-228-3766.

This program will be suitable for older girls who are strongly interested in Outdoor Skills or Outdoor Cooking.

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration, Dec. 1 and 15

Come see how Mrs. Wornall prepared meals during the 1850s. Even if you have toured before, this new experience will be worth your while.

Saturday, December 1 and 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: Free with tour admission
John Wornall House
6115 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64113


This outing has all sorts of possibilities when combined with a tour of the John Wornall House – consider Living In The USA #24, Citizenship and Government #20, and also discuss the similarities/differences to various styles of Outdoor Cooking.

Discover Nature: Outdoor Cooking, Dec. 1


Camping - Trench Cooking fire
Camping – Trench Cooking fire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smell the aroma and sample a taste of a variety of delicious meals created in the great outdoors. Learn tips and recipes from our staff as we discover the benefits and fun of cooking meals outside of the kitchen that are sure to be enjoyed by the entire family.


Reserve by December 1, 2012

Ages 10 and up

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Date: December 1, 10:00 AM to December 1, 2012, 12:00 PM

This may address Outdoor Cooking requirements #9, 18, and/or 20.


Talkin’ Turkey! Nov. 17

Are you prepared for the big Thanksgiving feast? Do you want to mix things up a bit? Join us for the fourth annual Thanksgiving cooking event where we will blow the top off of traditional. You will be introduced to outdoor cooking techniques, new recipes and Dutch oven basics. Cooking starts at 10 a.m. with sampling at 12:30 p.m.

This activity should address several requirements from the Outdoor Cooking badge for Explorers and older. Be sure to address your Fire Building and Safety requirements first!

Talkin Turkey!
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: November 17, 10:00 AM to November 17, 2012, 2:30 PM

Walk-in (All ages)