Kids in the Kitchen: Cub Scouts Make Pizza!

13 Jun

We love our Cub Scout pack (Theodore Roosevelt  Council Pack 776) and our den (10!). We have done so many fun and enriching activities both indoors and out in this first year! Part of the reason I am sharing this event with you is in case you need ideas for a kids activity…just ask your local pizzeria.

Stretching the dough and spreading the sauce

Stretching the dough and spreading the sauce

One of the nearest and dearest Scouting excursions to my heart happened this past week as Scout mom, Melissa,  organized a visit to a local pizza parlor and the boys made their own pizza!

Going for it!

Going for it!

No, they didn’t make the dough, and no it wasn’t whole wheat, multi-grain crust, or organic cheese and sauce, or free-range pork sausage…give me a break…

All hands on deck!

All hands on deck!

It was simply a local place that makes really nice pies giving the boys a chance to punch out a little pie into an oil-greased tin foil pie pan, slap on sauce and choose some toppings. The nice folks at Leonardo’s popped them in the brick oven, then: the boys ate their creations!

Serious business!

Serious business!

The joys and special satisfactions of DIY

The joys and special satisfactions of DIY

They had such a ball, it inspired me (who you would think makes homemade pizza with my kid all the time but never has!) to give it a try some time soon. Maybe it will inspire those of you who have to come up with a fun indoor activity at a reasonable price (lunch included!).

Mangia, mangia! The proud pizza maker of the one pizza I really wanted to steal!!

Mangia, mangia! The proud pizza maker of the one pizza I really wanted to steal!!

Our hosts

Our hosts

So thanks to Leonardo’s Pizza & Restaurant for showing the boys how to put a pizza together (and charging just $6 each for a drink, a garlic knot, and the individual pizza with cheese and choice of sausage or pepperoni, or both).  Thanks to Melissa for organizing and Meg and Moira for being such dedicated den leaders! It has been a really terrific year…

The professional pizza...with GARLIC KNOT CRUST...holy yumfest, Batman!

The professional pizza…with GARLIC KNOT CRUST…holy yumfest, Batman!

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5 Responses to “Kids in the Kitchen: Cub Scouts Make Pizza!”

  1. Mad Dog June 13, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    It sounds like a brilliant idea to me – it’s good for them to know how thing are made. The cubs taught me how to toss a pancake, roast a leg of lamb, chop wood, light fires, etc. and I’m eternally grateful 🙂

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy June 13, 2014 at 11:27 am #

      I hope he learns all that from the cubs…all important life skills!

      • Mad Dog June 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

        He might not notice now, some things happen by osmosis, but I’m sure one day those skills will be there 😉

  2. lulu June 13, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    What a very fun way to get boys in the kitchen!

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