I am fairly new to backpacking. I am a den leader of 8 10-11 year old boys. These boys will be crossing over to Boy Scouts in March. My goal is to have them ready by then. The biggest complaints I hear from the Boy Scouts after they have been backpacking is cold, wet, and hungry. I think I can teach the boys how to stay warm and dry. Some of these boys present a real challenge when it comes to feeding them. No allergies of food to speak of. I'm looking for trail recipes that the boys can make themselves and will enjoy eating. Nothing to gormet. I plan to try cooking some meals at our den meetings prior to camping so they will already know how to prepare them before we go. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by Dave H (06/28/10 11:51 AM)