It's often helpful to see examples of others meal planning and preparation. This can help you to check your work, and think through all of the considerations. I planned, prepared the shopping list, and with help, prepared the meals for the Camping 101. In this post, I have included the planning documents I used. If you have questions or feedback, please let me know.
Here's what's included:
Meal Planning Document: This is what I used to write down the final menu, shopping list, and prices. You will find this in the resources: http://troop84.com/page/patrol-menu-planner
MyPlate: This document can be used to ensure that you are planning balanced meals. This is a requirement for the cooking merit badge.
Three Sink Wash Basic Guide: This is the method of washing that is used on campouts.
This process and planning documents closely follow what you must be able to do to earn the cooking merit badge.