Backwards Cooking Badge

  • Show how to light a fire.
  • Help someone prepare a fire for cooking on.
  • Cook something using a billy can.
  • Cook something in the embers of a fire.
  • Cook something on a stick.
  • Show how to make the fire safe when you have finished with it. Extinguish the fire and make the area safe.


Backwards Cooking Activity Badge Itinerary at Dartmoor Zoo

10:00 – Arrival, Introduction to the Zoo

10:30 – Zoo tour

11:30 – Set up camp, fire safety

12:00 – Main fire lighting

12:30 – Making Lunch using billy cans, and embers

13:45 – Fire lighting competition

14:00 – Nettle tea making/marshmallow toasting

14:45 – Safely extinguish fire

15:00 – End of day


This itinerary is an example of the sessions we provide, feel free to choose another activity from the list to put into the itinerary for your day.


For booking details or enquiries please contact the education team here.