Cubs making damper

The 7th Hemel Hempstead (Lockers Park) Cubs have been in action this evening. Firstly they started by making some fires – a harder task than normal, due to the rain we had yesterday. Once they had all accomplished this, they cooked “damper” on a stick over the hot embers. Damper is unleavened bread – just water and flour. Opinion was divided on whether it was delicious or tasteless. The one thing the Cubs need to learn is that flames scorch – they do not cook all they way through. There were also some sore eyes because they still insist on putting too many pine needles on their fires. Great for starting a fire, but they do produce a stinging smoke if used too much. Going up to the Boarding House there was a fantastic aroma of wood smoke. I expect they’ll all sleep well tonight!