Tonight was our BSA District Dinner. I put together a dessert table to show how easy it is to come up with a good Scout themed dessert table without breaking the bank. I simply used the gear from our Troop cooking supplies: pots, pans, camp stove; Dutch ovens and frying pans did double duty as my serving trays.
On the campstove, in the frying pans, we served peanut butter cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies.
At one end of the table, I had a large Dutch oven filled with homemade chocolate chip cookies; a blue enamel pan filled with our Boy Scout Trail's End popcorn; and a tray of Dirt & Worms Chocolate Pudding.
The other end of the table featured Indoor S'mores; Pinewood Derby cupcakes; more Boy Scout popcorn and Brownies.
In the center, on either side of the camp stove were two trays of Trail Mix from Trader Joe's - one with chocolate and the other - just fruit and nuts. I snapped the picture before the tray of Lemon Bars made it to the table.
Here's a close-up of the Dirt & Worms chocolate pudding cups - a very small plastic cup; about 2 tablespoons of chocolate pudding; crushed Famous Wafer cookies; and half a gummy worm.
The Indoor S'mores are delicious and so fun to make. I melted the chocolate chips, dipped the marshmallow into the melted chocolate and then pressed it into a pan of crushed graham crackers. It's important not to use pre-packaged graham cracker crumbs. You want the texture of broken graham crackers - not just crumbs. I put them in the refrigerator to cool and solidify the chocolate. These were surprisingly delicous. If you like you could serve them all upside down on the skewers. I wanted to serve then this way in our blue enamel coffee pot - but we couldn't find the key to our Troop trailer. Maybe next time.
Here's a close-up of the candy pinewood derby cars on top of mini cupcakes.
The final piece was a homemade bunting using yarn, a stapler and some brown paper lunch bags. With two markers, I printed the letters S-C-O-U-T-I-N-G on them. I thought they were really cute and added that extra charm to the theme.
There you have it. Here's a nice and easy dessert buffet table you can replicate for your own Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing or other Scouting themed event. Please share the ideas. Let's see how many shares we can get on this idea.