1st time camping!!!

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 7:08am
kjtran's picture
Joined: 10/23/2006 - 09:00

Its hard, that finding that comfortable comfort zone...letting your child lead a normal life...we joined boyscouts, we have a great den/pack that is aware of the peanut allergy. We had our first BBQ, of course the huge yummy sheet cake they picked up May contain peanuts. My son used to be really good about if we told him, you can't have that, contains, may contains, or manuft. in peanut facility and he would say ok. But now, we get the long face, the sad puppy eyes. Sometimes even a tear! he is 7. So we had the BBQ, but when the cut the cake, we left...Anyways....boy scouts is now having a big three day camp at the beach. I am on the committee for food, to make sure no peanut products are on the menu...they were going to do a trail mix craft for the kids, of course originally with peanuts, so we are trying to come up with new recipe for trailmix that doesn't include peanuts or m&m's. anything yummy that we can put in new version of trailmix? Also any other tips for three day camp at the beach....husband is nervous, son REALLY wants to go. I am 50/50. Thank you!

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 7:28am
pinkysmom's picture
Joined: 05/11/2007 - 09:00

I would let him go. Since you are on the food committe you can help control what is there. For trail mix, substitue the m&m's with kissables, just leave out the peanuts or put in some sort of cereal in it's place. He will love it

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 8:22am
LilMansMom's picture
Joined: 03/14/2002 - 09:00

This includes peanuts, but we just always leave them out or substitute the marshmallow circus peanuts.
And, I guess you'd want to substitute "boys" for "girls"! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
GORP is what Girl Scouts, and I'm sure others, call Trail Mix. "Good Old Raisins and Peanuts" I guess we'll call it GOR. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
This ceremony can be used as you create some very special gorp with your girls before heading off on an outdoor adventure. Please note: this ceremony is from an American friend, so some of the original ingredients may not be available in Canada. All required ingredients are shown in capital letters.
Today we will build a nifty snack to nourish our bodies. It symbolizes how the many ways of Girl Scouting nourishes our spirits.
We have a Promise and a Law. On our honor, we will to do our best to be fair and square.
So we will begin with CHEX.
Girl Scouts come in all colors, from all races around the world. Every Girl Scout is a sister no matter where she is from, no matter the language she speaks, no matter the color of her skin. God loves variety, and Girl Scouts are the colors of the rainbow.
So we will contribute M & Ms.
Some of us are tall, and some of us are small. When we get together, size doesn't matter at all.
Sometimes we are nutty. We love to joke and play. We'd love to put a Girl Scout smile into everyone's day.
So we will toss in NUTS. (Or shredded coconut or corn nuts in case of nut allergies).
Sometimes we are quiet and thoughtful. We have special gifts of love and caring to give in service to those who need our help.
So we will sprinkle in TEDDY GRAMS.
When we get together, we seem to make circles. We may sit in circles, play circle games, and make a Friendship Circle. You could say that we are well rounded.
So we will roll in CHEERIOS.
When we are busy planning a project, or doing a craft, we pop with enthusiasm until we're done.
So we will pop in POPCORN.
Girl Scouts respect all living things. The earth is our home, and we want to keep it safe for everyone.
So we will release GOLDFISH & ANIMAL CRACKERS to the mix.
Girl Scouts are "chips off the old block". Girl Scouting began in 1912. Since then we all have been part of an old tradition, and are proud to be part of the future.
So we will drop in CHIPS.
We get a kick out of learning new things, helping others, singing, and being together with our friends.
So we will kick in KIX.
Young Girl Scouts may be hard to resist because they are fresh, sweet and new. But the older scout maybe more fun, because she has more experience.
So we will put in RAISINS.
Girls who come to Girl Scouts bloom. They are like little seeds we water and warmly shine on to grow up strong.
So we will finish with scattering these SUNFLOWER SEEDS.
So we can see that when we mix together the many ways of Girl Scouts we end up with something truly special!
Little Man's Momma
a*k*a Kendra
Edited to add: And we use Kissables instead of M&M's.
[This message has been edited by LilMansMom (edited June 26, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 8:28am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

If you order Sunbutter from Sungold, they have a fabulous Trail Mix. You can order it with dried fruit or with an M&M-like candy. Or I think plain. Very good.
You can also order soynuts from them.

Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 1:06pm
hopechapel's picture
Joined: 12/11/2005 - 09:00

Actually ---
Enjoy Life has a great gorp -- IMO better than Sunbutters -- but the granola they make is awfull !!!!!!
Can you use Just Tomatoes for fruit pieces?

Posted on: Sat, 06/30/2007 - 9:09am
kjtran's picture
Joined: 10/23/2006 - 09:00

Thank you!!! I plan to make a batch of this new trail mix (love the kissables!) and share at our parent menu planning meeting...

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