The authors of “The Scout’s Outdoor Cookbook” want your backpacking recipes

You know your legendary backpacking recipe? The one the guys in your troop have been requesting on every trip for the past decade?

It’s about to become even more famous.

Tim and Christine Conners, authors of The Scout’s Outdoor Cookbook, are asking Scouts and Scouters to submit backpacking recipes for a new set of cookbooks they’re writing for the Boy Scouts of America and Falcon Publishing.

The authors are working on three new editions: Dutch Oven Cooking, Large Group Camping, and Backpacking.

The collections of recipes come from Scouts and Scouters’ submissions and from the Conners’ own outdoor cooking expertise.

They’re Scouters, too. Tim is an assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 340 in Georgia’s Coastal Empire Council, and Christine serves as a merit badge counselor for the troop.

You may also recognize Tim and Christine as two of the judges from Scouting magazine’s 2009 “Great Tastes in Camp Cooking Contest.”

Submit your backpacking recipe by e-mail to, or use this online form.

Just look at it as doing a good turn for thousands of hungry troops across the country.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.