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  • Heritage Open Days at the ARC

    Experience an array of outdoor cooking as the ARC brings traditional methods into the present: try out tin foil treats or make your own afternoon tea!

    The ARC welcomes you to experience new cooking techniques, as we bring traditional guiding methods into the present day. See how an egg can be cooked on a piece of string or how you could cook healthy meals in a haybox. Have a go at making a s’more or mug cake. We also have three different cooking sessions available to book onto for free so you can give tin foil parcel cooking a go yourself.

    The cooking sessions will give you a thorough taster into the methods that Guides and Scouts have used during outdoor camping over the past century. Learning these skills can give you the confidence to undertake your own outdoor cooking too, and impress your friends! Wrapping up different foods in foil parcels and leaving them to steam on fire embers can create a main meal or dessert, or perhaps you would prefer to create a quicker snack on a buddy burner? Or have a go at making afternoon tea by baking scones outside in a cardboard oven with your own homemade butter.

    Visiting the ARC on the Patteson Lodge Estate will also give you the opportunity to explore Patteson Lodge, the campsite and outdoor grounds, which is surrounded by woodland and nature. See if you can find all eleven mosaics on a trail around the site or explore the local area further on with a geocaching trail around Hautbois, ‘Guiding round Hautbois’.

    There will be refreshments on offer and a chance to find out more about volunteering opportunities with Girlguiding Norfolk. We hope to see you there!

    Event Times

    Saturday 18 September: 1300-1600
    Sunday 19 September: 1000-1600

    Booking Details

    Pre-booking: Required
    Main site and demonstrations are free to explore, but the cooking activity must be pre-booked
    Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outdoor-cooking-day-with-the-arc-tickets-166674472835

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