Recipe For Girl Scout Soup?

September 21, 2007

A girl cooking soup while camping.Does anyone remember camping out with the Girl Scouts 50 years ago and making Girl Scout Soup over the campfire? It was so good and I have tried to remember how to make it, but I haven't got it correct yet. It had ground beef, vegetable Campbell soup and onions. I can't remember any other ingredients. Maybe a newer Girl Scout or leader can help me out?


Nolasandy from Kenner, LA

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September 24, 20072 found this helpful
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Straight from pages 367-368 of my 1977 edition of the Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts Handbook,
World's to Explore is the following recipe:

One-pot meals easy to make and clean up after.
Here is a favorite Girl Scout one-pot meal.
Look for others in cook-books:

Girl Scout Stew

2 - pounds hamburger
1 - onion, peeled and cut in small squares
1 - Tablespoon fat
2 - 10 3/4 ounce cans condensed vegetable soup
salt and pepper to taste

Add salt and pepper to hamburger, and separate hamburger into little pieces, or make little balls of it.

Put fat in bottom of kettle. Fry hamburger and onion until the onion is light brown and hamburger is well browned all over. Pour off excess fat.


Add vegetable soup and enough water to prevent sticking.

Cover and cook slowly until meat is cooked through. Serve hot.

Did it taste good? The next time you cook out, try another meal in a pot.

I hope this is what you were looking for. Enjoy any and all of the recipes you try!

Trisch in Troy, IL

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By Val (Guest Post)
June 30, 20080 found this helpful
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My college roommate told me they made something called Girl Scout Soup that sounds more like the Boy Scout version.
Each girl was to bring a can of any soup that was not cream or cheese based, they would mix them all together. She said it was always good. I've always wanted to try it.

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November 13, 20130 found this helpful
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My Mom was a girl Scouts Leader, she called it, Hobo Stew, ground beef with Campbell's alphabet soup, Canned White Potatoes cut in quarters or in to eights and add onion diced. I Have not made this in a long time.


the recipe was in the Girl Scout handbook, along with an openface sandwich she would make. That's what I remember. I am looking for the complete recipe for Hobo Stew on the internet.

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March 5, 20181 found this helpful
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Hi my mom was a girlscout for around eighty years she died as a girlscout we called it chipawa stew and I remember stewed tomatoes and sliced black olives in my moms corn or what was in season or just mixed veggies out of a can.
Plus we used Beef consommé instead of broth its richer sometimes she put sliced potatoes if we were camping they were canned I have some other recipes that we cooked too! I think camping makes all food taste better!


Maybe bell peppers too ? Im fairly sure because they travel well

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