Discovery Cooking & Firecraft

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16 Discovery Rangers celebrated Malaysia Day outdoors by cooking their own lunch for the Royal Rangers Cooking merit. Continue reading Discovery Cooking & Firecraft


ER Solar Cooking project: Chicken rice

With the results of the water boil test, I felt quite positive that this would work so I waited another day where the sun was good and went ahead to try…

With this ended the series of testing. The limitations and contributing factors of this contraption are now better understood. Back to the drawing board for an improved version. Till next time…

ER Solar Cooking project: Water boil test

The aims of this test were:

  1. to see how high water temperature would reach during the sun’s peak hours of 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  2. determine factors that would affect cooking.


1) The highest temperature recorded was estimated at about 94 degrees Celsius. Which would be good enough for cooking rice (for the next recipe).

2) Factors different from earlier projects that contributed to high temperature were the black pot and glass cover. After removing the glass cover at 94 degrees, the temperature dropped to 88 degrees within 1 minute and dropped further to 77 within the next 4 minutes.

Other factors to note, the sky was unclouded and it was month of June. Hot!

ER Solar Cooking project: Construction

Father & Ranger Cookout 2008

Report by Choy Ji Ian

On the 22nd of June, 2008, around 60 Royal Rangers and their fathers gathered for the Father & Ranger Cookout at the Calvary Refreshment Centre. The Cookout was held to celebrate Father’s Day and provide the Rangers and their fathers with an opportunity to spend quality time together.

The Cookout began with prayer and devotion by Rangers Councilman Samuel Sham. Senior Commander Eddy Law went over the rules and the Cookout began.

Each team was required to prepare an entrée, main course and dessert using a whole chicken, potatoes and bananas, all within 90 minutes. While some fathers wielded their knives awkwardly and were initially at a loss as to how to go about preparing the dishes, others expertly set about their work.

Church pastors and families of the participants thronged the CRC as the teams persevered at their task. The Rangers cleaned up and ensured that the CRC facilities were fully functioning.

When the time was up, the dishes were critiqued by the judges. After the judging, everyone rushed to taste the food for themselves. The participants were especially eager to try their opponents’ fare.

The Cookout ended with the announcement of the winners and a prayer of thanksgiving. We thank the Royal Rangers for organising this memorable event.