The Scouts stretched their culinary skills during the troop’s cooking competition in October.  The Scouts started the month learning about food handling safety and then set out to create the winning dish.  Using the twist from the Food Network show “Chopped”, the Scouts needed to use the secret ingredient which was any variety of Trail’s End popcorn in their dish.  The judges scored each dish on taste, presentation, and how creative was the use of the popcorn in the dish.  In the end, the judges were very surprised at the creativity and quality of the Scouts’ dishes.  Want to know who came out on top?  Scroll down to the end.  Note:  No judges were harmed during this troop meeting.

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Our brave judges, Ms. Mel, Ms. Michelle, and Mr. Burl, prepare to sample the Scouts dishes.
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Kirk C. starts the competition off with his sweet and savory popcorn.
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Our lone Venturer, Ana A. describes her dish to the judges.
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Dyson L. can’t stop eating the ingredients for his dish.

 

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Ryan T. describes his popcorn ball entry.
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Ms. Mel and Ms. Michelle judge Ryan’s presentation.
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Ms. Michelle and Mr. Burl judging Carl’s dish.
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Blaine N. prepares to show off his chicken and pasta dish to the judges
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Ms. Mel samples Blaine’s chicken dish.

 

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Dyson L. explains how to “drink” his entry.
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The contestants prepare to present their dishes to the judges.

Here are our winning Scouts and their dishes:

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Honorable mention: David H. for most creative dish using the secret ingredient.
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3rd Place: Ana A.
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2nd Place: Carl W. with his paprika popcorn chicken with mango sauce
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1st Place Blaine N. Shows off the winning dish, featuring chicken and pasta with the “secret” ingredient.

Great job to all the Scouts and our judges!

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