We often work towards Challenge Awards on a regular troop night, and part of the Skills Challenge says that we need to ‘understand why a sensible diet is important’… So what better way then to compare healthy treats with those not-so-healthy?
Each patrol was given an off-the-shelf, unhealthy snack and tasked to make a healthy, do-it-yourself with ingredients alternative. Having said that, I’m not sure that a beetroot cake is a good alternative to chocolate cake (why not try making one at home?)! They also looked into the cost difference between buying readymade junk food from a supermarket compared to being able to make healthier goodies at home.
A night involving tasty goods wouldn’t be complete without a Leaders taste test, with the flapjack seeming favourable – others were well made, but quite an acquired taste shall we say.