Scout Bomb – A Tasty Scouting Treat

A few weeks ago my little lady returned from her day away on her sjöscout island bursting with lots of enthusiasm over the day, but mainly for the food that they had prepared and eaten. In particular, a dish called the “scout bomb”.  She had been dying to cook this for us all on the fire, so this week I made sure we had all the ingredients, and on our weekly fire pit meal she prepared, she cooked, and she did a great job…..the fact that she cooked a meal all three children ate without a complaint is something I very rarely achieve!


Potatoes (diced, and I worked on 2  small potatoes per person).

A leek.

Cream cheese.

A knob of butter per person.

A huge sausage (excuse the supermarket photo of said sausage, but I forgot to include it in the proper photo and by the time I remembered it was in our tummies!!).


Dice the potato and sausage.

Peel off a leek leaf and make into a rectangle to hold a portion (it’s your plate).

Place the mixed up diced potato and sausage onto the leek leaf.

On top of the potato and sausage place the knob of butter and a few teaspoons of cream cheese.

Wrap the whole bundle in tin foil….and there is your scout bomb ready to cook.

To cook your scout bomb place it onto the fire for at least 15 mins.  Once that is finished, carefully lift it off onto a plate and unwrap the scout bomb.  The leek “plate” will have infused the rest of the meal with flavour, and the butter and cream cheese melted to coat the meal in a delicious sauce.

You can eat your scout bomb straight off the leaf, but my three are quite adverse to the known presence of leek in their meals (even though it was the choice of one of them to cook with it!), so we scraped it all off onto a plate….it was very delicious, and very welcome on a very wet day!

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  1. What a great idea and looks very tasty. So easy to cook as well

  2. jo

    ooooh – I might have to steal that for Brownie camp next year, that looks so easy to do! My daughter fusses about leeks too – but I bet she’d be up for this! #countrykids

  3. What a lovely idea. I did so many scouting recipes myself but this is a new one. I can imagine the leak leaf makes an excellent house for the other ingredients and the fusion of flavours would appeal to any kid, certainly mine would all love this. A perfect recipe for enjoying food outdoors on a chilly autumn day.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids
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  4. This sounds absolutely delicious and perfect to warm you up at this time of year #countrykids
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  5. Ooh this does look like a tasty treat and it would be pretty easy to make a veggie version of this too! Thanks for sharing
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    Laura x
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  6. Oh that looks delicious and sounds nice and easy to make too. Well done to your daughter for cooking it – and even better that everyone enjoyed it too! 🙂 #countrykids

  7. I am so stealing the recipe for the next time we cook on the campfire! What a find, and well done little lady!

  8. Jon

    Wow! This looks amazing. Will have to give this a try when the weather outside turns a bit less cold!

  9. Such a great idea I’m going to pin this as would love to make this next time we go glamping!

  10. I can imagine this was a delicious treat on a wet day and probably made you all feel a lot more toasty too x
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  11. Oh how gorgeous! The fact that she cooked it herself, and what a way to cook! I’m sure the outdoor cooking has a positive impact on appetites 🙂

  12. Ooh that looks like such a simple but tasty dish to make outdoors!
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  13. That looks really tasty. I could tuck into that now and the perfect recipe for scouts, simple and delicious.

  14. That looks really tasty. I could tuck into that now and the perfect recipe for scouts, simple and delicious.

  15. This is amazing! What a brilliant skill to have. We are hoping to have lots of outdoor adventures as the boys grow older.

  16. This looks so delicious and such a fun idea to have it outside! I could eat this right now! x
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  17. Oh this looks so yummy! Definately going to try this in our slow cooker over the weekend x
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  18. This looks like so much fun and a tasty treat too x
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