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Just like most organisations and clubs, Scouting has a certain set of terminology or lingo.

Below is a list of a number of those items:


Scroggin is what bushwalkers eat whilst trekking. Some people may know this as trail mix. It is a mix of typical high energy food. The name scroggin may be an acronym, taken from the first letter of eight ingredients: S ultanas, C hocolate, R aisins, O range peel, G inger, G lucose (sugar), I mprovisation or imagination (i.e., the chef is supposed to add a favorite ingredient), and N uts.
See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_mix


A dillybag or dilly bag is a traditional Australian Aboriginal bag. It is used for a variety of food transportation and preparation purposes.

In scouting we use it to carry our eating utensils. A typical dillybag is to contain the following items:

  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Cup
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Large Spoon
  • Small Spoon
  • Tea Towel
Last updated: almost 9 years ago