Tuesday 19 February 2019

Goulash or ghoulish? Just great Halloween culinary fun with the Boherbue Girl Guides

Sheila Fitzgerald

Tempting aromas from different dishes wafted around the grounds of Boherbue Educare Centre last Saturday when the Boherbue branch of the Irish Girl Guides hosted the South West Region 'Cook Out'.

The event was well attended, with teams from Crosshaven and Macroom joining the Boherbue girls for ghoulish Halloween-themed dishes cooked in the open air. The girls had to produce a main course and either a starter or dessert with a Halloween theme using only basic outdoor cooking facilities.

Judges were well fed with pumpkins full of witches' coddle (chicken casserole) and ghoulish guts (Bolognese with blue-tinted pasta and olive eyes).  Present on the day were Rachel Desmond and Hannah Walsh, who are two of the seven girls who will represent the Boherbue Guides at the international lodge in Switzerland over Easter 2019.

Fundraising for the trip is well under way, but there is still a mountain to climb to reach the target. Watch out for the girls during the month of November, when they will be selling cookies to help fund the trip. Organisers wish to thank everyone who has bought tickets for the American Tea Party which will take place on November 3. 

The Swiss trip is a developmental trip for girls who will be over the age of 13 by Easter 2019.  They will engage in an intensive week of workshops and challenges at the World Guiding Chalet in Switzerland.  The seven girls who are going are working to achieve their national Trailblazer Award in 2019, and the trip will go a long way towards achieving this aim.