Cast Iron and Campfire  Cooking

Cast Iron and Campfire Cooking

Preparing food over a campfire using cast iron has been part of exploration and adventure for hundreds of years. Juliette Gordon Low had quite a collection to use when she would take her troops camping.

Why Cast Iron

The reason to use cast iron and other cast metals is simple, explains Chef Jake Osburn, GSSEM’s favorite foodie. “Cast iron is a great conductor of heat and easy to care for.”

Cast iron pans are typically made of a single piece or very few pieces, making for long lasting cooking ware, with many pans aging for generations, he said.

As a kitchen tool, it provides flavor and, if properly cared for, a non-stick surface for transferring heat and seasoned flavored to food. When cooking over an open fire, cast iron is durable and offers even heat distribution across the cooking surface. The non-stick surface is perfect for breakfasts of bacon and eggs or scrumptious desserts like peach cobbler. 

Campfire & Cinnamon Rolls

Girl Scouts of all levels can discover the science of cooking with cast iron at one of two Outdoor Adventure holiday cooking classes in December.

Girl Scouts will learn about campfire cooking, cast iron use and more while Chef Jake’s favorite cast iron recipe – homemade cinnamon rolls cooked over an open fire.

Along with an event and two mini-patches, Girl Scouts will also bring home tasty cinnamon rolls and warm memories to share with family.


Register today!

Sunday, December 10 at the White Lake Service Center

Sunday, December 17 at Camp Hawthorn Hollow