Cubs’ “Ready, Steady, Cook!”

Date: 29th November 2023 Location: Frith Grange Campsite Sections: Cub Scouts

4 Cubs per team plus an adult to help. Cost £3 per Cub.

Only 1 team per Group.

Due to the size of the Cyril Allen Hut I have to restrict the number of teams to 8, so it will be “first come, first served” basis.


Teams should each bring the following:

  • 2 burner cooker and gas
  • Frying pan and/or wok
  • Small nest of billies
  • Colander
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knives
  • Cooking utensils e.g. wooden spoon, spatula, fish slice, straining spoon, tin opener, potato
  • Place setting equipment: table cloth, napkins, etc
  • Washing up bowl
  • Tea towel(s)

District will provide:

  • 1 table for both preparation and cooking
  • The same ingredients per team
  • A table on which there will be shared ingredients for all teams: spices, herbs, etc
  • Plates, knives, forks, spoons


  • Each team will consist of up to 4 Cubs and a Leader/Young Leader or adult who are in a supervisory capacity only.
  • Each team will be given the same core ingredients as well as access to shared ingredients such as salt, pepper, herbs and spices.
  • Once they have their core ingredients teams will have 2 minutes to decide what they are going to cook/create as a starter, a main course and a dessert.
  • Each team will have up to 1 hour in which to create a 3 course meal and lay a table for 2 settings.
  • Teams will have to clear down and wash up whilst judging takes place.
  • Judges’ decisions are final and cannot be disputed.

Frith Grange Campsite

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