Cooking Safety Tips

  1. Always wash your hands before you start preparing foods and after you handle foods.  Also wash if you touch your hair or face, and after handling uncooked meats.
  2. Always place raw meat on a separate plate.
  3. Be careful with hot items.  Use pot holders that are padded and dry.  Keep towels and pot holders away from open flame.
  4. Never add water to a dish that has hot oil in it.  The oil could splatter and burn.
  5. Separate sharp knives when washing dishes.  Let hot pans cool before you try to clean them.
  6. Clean up!  Wash all pots, pans, utensils and work surfaces thoroughly.  Bacteria can linger and cause future illness.

Patrol Dish Washing

“Cleanup Patrol” scouts do these tasks:

  • Boil a pot of water
  • Set up 3 bins:  1) hot water mixed with cold water and liquid soap to wash dishes.  2) sterilizing agent added to remaining hot water for rinse water.  3) wash water for personal mess kits.
  • Clean pots using bins 1 and 2.

All Patrol members do these tasks:

  • Each scout wipes off their own eat mess kits.
  • Wash personal mess kits in bin 3 and rinse in bin 2.