Pritchett -- "Medicine Man"
the Geezer Cookbook on-line.
"Whether you are just visiting here to gather great Dutch-oven cooking
recipes or just surfing the net, I would like to extend a warm Geezer
welcome to everyone!
may be asking yourself, what is a Geezer? Well thoughts of older folks,
sitting around a porch and telling stories of yesteryear comes to my mind,
so if you have a moment, I'll spin a little tale of the Medicine Man and
the Geezer's Cookbook.
Pritchett (aka by his OA vigil name, the 'Medicine Man'), was a father,
a Scoutmaster, a husband and a man who loved spicy foods and Dutch oven
cooking among other things in life. This passion led him to compile a
collection of his favorite recipes on bits of paper, 3x5 cards, napkins
and such. Over his Scouting years, whenever he would go on a camporee,
summer camp, conclave or Scouting event he was always on the prowl for
good Dutch oven and great spicy recipes. So in Dwayne's eyes, a 'Geezer'
was anyone that shared a penchant for spicy cooking, one who truly loved
the hot stuff, whooo-eeee!!
as Dwayne sought to put the accumulated recipes into a format that others
could enjoy, he found an electronic medium to put them into and once he
found this, his next quest was sharing these 350+ recipes with his fellow
Scouts & Scouters, so that they might enjoy and share his love of spicy
first met up with Dwayne on the Scout board on Prodigy in 1993. I had
been posting some items under the heading "the final word", that were
short items, inspirational in tone. Dwayne, enjoyed these and immediately
started up his own thread of longer inspirational messages, stories and
Scoutmasters minutes under the heading of "the Medicine Man's minute"
everyone on the BSA board on Prodigy loved these and he continued to post
these as time went on.
began to offer his compilation of recipes, to the Scouting fraternity,
all he asked in return for his effort was a council shoulder patch to
keep track of all the different councils he was communicating with. The
news spread far and wide and Dwayne was kept busy, posting his 'minutes'
and shipping discs with his Geezer Cookbook on them to Scouters around
April of 1995, Dwaynes' family posted a note on the BSA board on Prodigy,
that Dwayne had been diagnosed with a tumor on his esophagus and would
be off-line for a time, due to chemo-therapy treatments he would be taking,
to try and rid him of the cancer. In August of 1995, I was informed that
Dwayne had passed away due to the cancer. His death came as a shock to
all of us.
"As I never had a chance
to say a proper good-bye to Dwayne and to thank him for his Cyber-friendship,
I resolved myself to continue to spread his recipes in the spirit of the
medicine man. This on-line compilation, is the result of that resolution.
From the Medicine Man to you, in the Spirit of Friendship please enjoy
"Here's to you Medicine
-- Mark Michalski
Below you will find a Table
of Contents to branch to individual sections. Below that you will find
the Recipe Index, from which you can branch to individual
recipes in the Geezer Cookbook.
Go to the
MacScouter Scouting Resources Online
site, if you arrived here from somewhere else.