2023 Gingerbread House Contest
Get ready to pre-heat the oven, pull out the cookie sheets and decorating tips, and enter
The Christmas in the Camp Gingerbread House Contest.
Camp Guyasuta invites scout troops, packs, and dens
(sorry no individual submissions) to participate
In the 4th Gingerbread House Display and Contest by building your own edible house.
All houses will be on display at Christmas in the Camp at Camp Guyasuta on
Saturday, November 25, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Houses can be constructed of any safe-to-eat materials.
To participate in this simply register by November 10
Judges will have ribbons on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place submission displays.
Judging on Originality & Creativity, Difficulty, Overall Appearance & Appeal, Precision & Neatness.
The structure should be constructed on a sturdy base (heavy cardboard, foam core, or wood depending on weight. If using cardboard, cover the base with aluminum foil so that moisture from the icing does not soak into it.
BASE SIZE NOT TO EXCEED 15” X 15”
The structure cannot exceed two feet in height. Single structures with minimal yards are more easily viewed in our display. Due to the weight of the decorated house, as well as environmental conditions in the display areas, we suggest always building an infrastructure for support. This can be built from foam core or heavy cardboard, using a substantial amount of Royal Icing as “glue”. The combination of heat, moisture, and weight will cause them to deteriorate if there is not enough support or icing used. No battery or electric components should be included in the structure. Any inedible decorative objects included with your entry will NOT be returned at the end of the display. Use only Royal Icing. We cannot accept structures made with egg or butter icings as they quickly turn rancid and soften causing the structure to disintegrate. If baking gingerbread from scratch, bake several days before assembling to prevent shrinkage. Do not use anything in your house that requires refrigeration (such as prepared Jello, etc.) Use A LOT of Royal Icing to assemble and decorate. Allow each portion to dry and harden before moving.
Gingerbread houses should be delivered to Camp Guyasuta McGinnis Education Center
Monday, November 20, 2023, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Email pictures of your group putting the house together to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 11-25-2023 4:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET