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Southwest iCook Finalists

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The 10th Torbay Sea Scouts have made their first foray into the world of scout cooking competitions and took part in their first Regional final. Dion, Freya, Skye and Lily (assisted by Capt’n and Bosun) travelled up to Gloucestershire to battle against 11 other teams from across the South West region.


They joined up with the other Devon team through to the final, Beer Scouts from East Devon, and had an enjoyable evening and over night in Cheltenham’s district HQ with a hearty breakfast before arriving at Shurdington with the other teams.

The theme of the competition was celebration and rites of passage, so they themed themselves and their menu around St George with a red and white uniform and table display. Their menu consisted of red pepper soup, homemade fish fingers with mashed potatoes and peas, and a homemade strawberry cheesecake. They were allowed to bring one ready made item from home so Lily made some lovely fresh bread rolls.

Each team was given a time that the judges would attend their table to taste all 3 of their courses at the right temperature and our team were first to serve. Other than a couple of leaders on hand to help with disasters the teams are very much on their own creating their culinary masterpieces.

Once judging finished and everything was cleared away presentations were made.

Our team didn’t win but came a very credible 9th. A fantastic result especially as this is the first time the group have taken part. Being sea scouts they were in the minority and other teams were curious to why their shirts were a different colour! What they did take away with them were new friendships, memories of a great weekend and not only a love for haribo sushi but two new card games played both up and back on the car journey! Well done 10th, proud of you all!

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