What’s a Grubmaster? He’s the scout feeding the patrol

Troop 30 is planning its first trip of the year. One of the biggest jobs on any camping trip is that of Grubmaster.

The patrol is going to be grumpy without enough food and leftover food is wasted if it’s too much. The Grubmaster must set a budget, collect money from patrol members and plan meals accordingly. This is a leadership task requiring the scout to learn how to budget, how to plan meals, and how to keep the patrol satisfied while managing food preferences, diet restrictions and allergies.

This is a big job.

As Grubmaster, it is the scout’s responsibility to stay within the food budget.  Spending beyond your budget must be approved by patrol members helping to foot the bill. Parents have a role in this, but not as shoppers — parents might be supplying the coolers and driving the scout to the store, but it’s the scout who is getting the shopping done. Continue reading What’s a Grubmaster? He’s the scout feeding the patrol