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Recipe Gone Wrong

With help from a Scouter or older youth, try making a tasty treat using this scrambled recipe. This is what it can feel like to try to focus on instructions when you have a concussion.

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You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • Brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • Maple syrup

Instructions: Slice apple, Place on aluminum, Add and pinch of nniacmon and ------------ ----------, Add the side hair, Add 2 tablespoon of Brown salt, Sprinkle raisins, Spread some Oats, Add butter, Wrap in foil, Bake at trois cents cinquante °F for dix minutes, Once erady, Drizzle* syrup


  • Having a concussion could mean suffering long-lasting effects, such as blurry vision, headaches and poor motor skills.
  • It can also make it hard to read, remember and understand simple instructions.
  • Try making this recipe with scrambled instructions!


  • How did your treat turn out? Why might it have turned out this way?
  • What was the hardest part of this adventure?
  • What did you learn about trying to focus with a concussion?
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • Print the real steps of the recipe on to index cards and shuffle them. Organize the steps into the correct order before making your recipe.

Take it Further

  • Read the scrambled recipe aloud to someone you cannot see, while the second person tries to make the recipe.