Food, Sizes and Servings

Sheryl Battin

I believe that there has been some question on judging how much food to buy for trips. This is my revised list from a handout from my council. I use it less than I thought I would. I have not checked all of these so the sizes may not be correct. I have noticed that the servings are close to what our Troop of Juniors eat but it is a large Troop where the big eaters and the non eaters cancel each other out so you may need to adjust to how your Troop and Adults eat.




Bread 1 pound loaf 16 slices
Large loaf 20 slices
Sandwich loaf 26-30 slices
Graham Crackers Box 84 squares
Saltines 1 pound box 160 squares
Biscuit Mix 2 1/2 pound box 8 cups
Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns Bag 8 buns
Large Bag 12 buns
Hot Dogs 1 pound 8 to 10
Ritz Crackers 12 ounce package 105 crackers
Kool Aid 1 package Makes 2 quarts
Tuna Fish 6 1/2 ounce can 2/3 cup
12 ounce 1 1/4 cup
Peanut Butter 3 pound 6 cup
Pasta 8 ounce package 4 servings
Soup or Spaghetti canned 3 servings
Baked Beans 1 pound can 3 servings
Carrots 1 pound bag 7 or 8 large
Potatoes 5 pound bag 15 medium
Bar-B-Q sauce 1 pound 2 cups
Hamburger 1 pound 4 servings
Bacon 1 pound 25 slices
American Cheese 16 ounces 16 slices
Bologna 1 pound 8 slices
Potato Chips large bag 6 servings

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