Best Scout Cooking Gear: My Top 3 Picks In 2020

My #1 Mess Kit Pick That’s on a Whole Different Level

Let’s face the facts — Scouting mess kits are BAD. They take up a ton of space. The pan-cooking ones always stick. And they barely hold any food!

I’ve found the perfect mess kit that solves all of these issues! The MallowMe Mess Kit is lightweight, compact, and it holds up to a liter of food! Check out the Amazon reviews for yourself.

For just a few bucks more than your average mess kit, there’s no reason not to get this awesome nonstick set for your next campout.

The Best Cooking Tool For 6+ Person Groups


Camp cooking just isn’t camp cooking without one of these bad boys.

Seriously! If your troop or family doesn’t have a dutch oven, you’re missing out. I recommend the Classic Dutch Oven. This is what my troop used, and the Dutch oven I swear by.

But you don’t need to take my word for it. ANY Dutch oven you get will improve your camp food tremendously. Plus, for under $50, one of these can easily last for over a decade.

My Top-Recommended Camp Cooking Tool

I don’t know about you, but sometimes my patrol’s food turned out pretty gross. Luckily, scouts are prepared! I’d always make backup food if things went south, and I’m urging you to do the same.

I recommend scouts get this awesome grill basket. It’ll help you perfectly cook over campfires or stoves. Whether dinner is chicken, burgers, or veggies, grill baskets are great for getting that perfect sear.

I picked this basket specifically because it’s easy to carry when camping. You won’t even notice it in your backpack! It’s also durable and heat resistant. While some other models out there don’t work on open flames, the Acmetop grill basket does!