Grubmaster Duties

Grub Master:

Early in your Scout's career, they will take a turn at "Grub Master" on an Outing.  Each Scout Patrol on an outing will be responsible for their own meals, adult leaders do not provide or prepare meals for them.   Each Patrol will have  an assigned Grub Master who provides the menu planning (in consultation with the other Patrol members), shopping, packing, and overseeing of the cooking and cleanup for the scheduled meals on the outing.

Being a Grub Master will satisfy some Rank Advancement and Merit Badge requirements, and build skills such as planning, budgeting, shopping smartly, and of course, cooking.

Duties:  This responsibility includes:

Instruction:  Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters or the designated Outings Coordinator will assign Grub Masters, usually after seeking volunteers and those in need of service for rank advancement or merit badge completion.  The Adult or Youth Leaders (SPLs or ASPLs) may provide:

Meal Plan:  The Scout will prepare a Meal Plan and return it for approval prior to purchasing food or supplies.  This Plan should include:

Following the outing, the Grub Master will bring their expense receipts, Grubmaster Plan and Reimbursement Request Form (see below) to an  Adult Leader for submission to the Troop Treasurer for  reimbursement. You can also scan the form and receipts then email to

Grub Master Helpful Tips:

ExpenseReportForm revised 01_2022 - Expense Report.pdf