Troop 505 Jordan Lake 3rd Annual Iron Chef Cook-off Expedition Specs Aug 28-30

The ScoutmasterOverview

Troop 505 will head to Jordan Lake for a fun weekend of scout activities, and an “Iron Chef” style cook-off on Saturday evening. What will the secret ingredient be this year? What new culinary skills have the scouts developed since the last IRON SCOUT competition? Will a new patrol unseat the reigning IRON SCOUT champion??? Jordan Lake is a favorite local destination for many people in the Triangle Area. Learn more about Jordan Lake State Park at: . Get an idea of what it takes to be an “Iron Chef” at: See a video at


Food : $20 Travel: $3-5

Lodging: $4-6 Other: TBA (cost of mystery ingredient for Cook-off)


This trip will be Troop 505’s first “autumn” campout of the year. Temperatures are cooling off and scouts must prepare for variable weather conditions. Scouts will want to bring the 15 camping essentials listed on the Troop 505 website. Scouts may want to think about the all-important cook wear and ingredients for the 3rd Annual IRON Chef SCOUT cook-off. Lastly, scouts will need their class A uniforms for the Scouts Own on Sunday morning.


Scouts will want to think about spices and cooking tools they might need for the competition that they might not normally use in camp cooking. A cutting board, spices, extra pots could be useful for the competition. Scouts will not only need to create a “winning meal” for the judges, but this meal will also serve as part Saturday’s dinner.


$17/scout (Friday Dinner: $4, Saturday Breakfast: $3, Saturday Lunch $3, Saturday Dinner: $4, Sunday Breakfast: eat on road ($5)


Friday August 28:

6:00pm: depart from American Legion

6:40pm: arrive at Jordan Lake State Park

6:45-8:00pm set up camp and dine in patrols

8:00pm TBA by scoutmaster

10:00pm lights out

Saturday August 29:

7:00am Wake

7:00-8:00am breakfast by patrols

9:30-12:00 begin Trail Maintenace Service Project

12:00pm-1pm lunch in patrols

1:00-4:30pm scouts participate in water activities

4:30-5:30pm scouts plan for Iron-Chef in patrols

5:30-7:00pm IRON CHEF (and dinner by patrol)

7:00-7:30pm clean up

7:30pm TBA by scoutmaster

10:00pm lights out

Sunday August 30:

8:00am wake

8:15am- break down camp

9:00am scouts own (class A uniforms)

9:30am depart for American Legion stop for breakfast on way back

11:00am Arrive at American Legion