Cooking Menu Sheet

Scouts who are planning menus for overnights are encouraged to use the following planning sheet:

Troop 150 Campout Patrol Planning Menu Guide Sheet.pdf

Earlier ranks can get by with less detail, but for the Cooking Merit Badge and the cooking required for Camping Merit Badge, using the above is highly recommended. 

Meals should be designed for balanced nutrition and appropriate to the activity, using MyPlate (or the current USDA nutrition model).
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Backpacking Meals for Cooking Merit Badge

Scouts are often at a loss to pick non-refrigerated ingredients to use for backpacking meals. The following resource will help:
https://andrewskurka.com/2015/backpacking-breakfast-dinner-recipes-ingredient-info-sourcing/
as will this page with many meal recipes:
https://andrewskurka.com/section/how-to/food-nutrition/meal-recipes/