Boy Scouts Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler for Campsgiving

Head outside and start a new tradition with "Campsgiving." For us, that meant Boy Scouts Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler!

We love everything The Boy Scouts of America stands for… leadership, citizenship, service… and PEACH COBBLER!

The community where I live, scouts are extremely active and contribute tons to our community. So when The Boy Scouts of America asked us if our family wanted to create a new tradition with them by celebrating “Campsgiving” outside, we were so excited!

Getting outside with our kids is a priority for our family. Not only is it great for their health, it is great for their dispositions - and it does amazing things for our family connections.

When you get together with your family and friends this Thanksgiving, don’t let the fun stop at the dining table. This year, we joined the challenge to head outside to start a new tradition. You should take the challenge with us

Every year for Thanksgiving we take off for the lake and spend a week at a cabin in a national park we love. This year, we were inspired to take our favorite Boy Scout recipe with us for our Campsgiving adventure. If you need some inspiration to get cooking on your own camping adventure, check out these Dutch Oven recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving.

Let’s be honest, any food you eat outside always tastes better. This Boy Scout Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler is no different. Cooked over hot coals, it is the perfect accompaniment to a day full of scouting adventure - or a day geocaching, which is what my kids love to do when we go camping.

We found this recipe for cobbler from a local scout troop in our community. We have lots of festivals and fairs and it is common for the Boy Scouts to be serving peach cobbler as a fundraiser.

When my husband and I first tasted it, I was waddling around 8 months pregnant with my second child at a local fair and we were both shocked how good it was. So shocked in fact that my I made my husband get back in line to get a serving for himself because I decided the bowl of cobbler we were going to share was all mine.

Later we found out how easy the recipe was and it has been on our family tradition list ever since.

Boy Scout Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

2 (16 ounce) cans peaches in heavy syrup
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste


  • Line a 12″ Dutch Oven with heavy duty foil. (We totally skipped this in our brand new Boy Scout Lodge Dutch Oven and had no issues!)
  • Pour peaches into the bottom of one Dutch Oven. Spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle peaches with cinnamon
  • Pour the dry cake mix evenly over the peaches. Do not stir.
  • Cut butter into small pieces and place on top of cake mix. (We forgot to bring something to cut the butter so I had to break it up with my fingers!)
  • Sprinkle top with cinnamon.
  • Place lid on Dutch oven and bake using 8-10 briquettes bottom and 14-16 briquettes top for 45-60 minutes rotating oven and lid 1/4 turn in opposite directions twice through the baking process.

Join the Campsgiving Fun and Win at the Scout Shop

If you want to join in the Campsgiving fun with us, snap a picture of your outdoor family fun this holiday and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #Campsgiving for a chance to win $100 gift card to the Scout Shop!

Explore projects, recipes, and camping gear that will bring your family and friends together this holiday season. The Boy Scouts of America have everything you need to start your adventure at the Scout Shop . From Dutch oven recipes for the campsite to crafts you can whip up in the backyard, make the most of heading outdoors and spending time with the people you love most, The Boy Scouts of America

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Favorite is fresh caught fish wrapped in foil with herbs and spices and tossed on campfire. 🐠 anything campfire cooked is awesome!


That looks delicious! We never really camped much. But I remember sleeping over my best friend's house and staying in their pop up camper in the backyard. We thought we were so cool. We were in middle school. Ha! Being that young, we didn't have any fun camp foods. We would just sneak in the house and make ramen and then go back out. But we always had fun!


My all-time favorite camping desert is S'mores, so easy and I love roasting marshmallows over an open camp fire! I've never used a Dutch oven, but this sounds amazing..I love me some cobbler!


This is how we do peach cobbler too except we cut the butter into the cake mix. So so good!
My favorite camping/cooking memory was making dutch oven chili at hunting camp with my dad. We left camp for a bit while it was getting done cooking and when we got back everyone at camp had eaten the entire pot except for 1 bowl!



We love camping with family! Especially during the summer when we can stay right by the lake and swim all day ☀️