All participants in Hoadley Hide: On the Run who are completing their VA Initiative Badge, must complete a pre-event activity and then put it into practice.
This activity is the creation of a menu for a meal and then cook it. You will be assessed on this by the Prisoner Assessment Team and how well you complete this will be part of your good behaviour and capabilities as a prisoner before being paroled for release into the community.
Evolution of a fire for a Venturer: fire is now portable, available 24/7, 360 degrees… until the can runs out
Evolution of cooking for a Venturer: Considerable less charcoal!
When do I need to cook this menu? You need to be ready for assessment between 5pm and 6pm on Friday night at the Prisoner Camp
How does this assessment work? Prepare your meal as your unit, not your as part of your team at Hoadley. However, if your unit members are fellow prisioners in your team. You need to make sure your fellow Venturers from your home unit cook together.
You need to produce a menu for a whole weekend and then cook one of the meals from that menu on Friday night at the Prisoner Camp. We strongly recommend you select a Dinner meal.
Requirement 1: Prepare a menu for the whole weekend (of 3 dinners, 4 lunches and 3 breakfasts). At pack inspection, you must present this menu. The menu must be an A4 typed hard copy document. Present the ingredients for this meal at check-in.
Note for the 3rd night of the Hide (Sunday Night), the Hide Team will be providing dinner for you with our BBQ Dinner. For this meal you can write “BBQ Dinner provided by Hoadley Hide” on your menu.
Requirement 2: Prepare and cook a meal, which will be assessed. The Leading Prisoner (selected from within your unit) needs to present this meal to the Prisoner Assessment Team at their Office in the Prisoner Overnight Camp between 5pm and 6pm. Your lead prisoner will be interrogated by the Prisoner Assessment Team demanding to understand nutritional value, cooking method and how you worked together with your fellow prisoners.
Prisoners are not given many rights, but someone bribed the Prisoner Assessment Team and have permitted the ability for you to use your own recipes or you can use one from the Prison Library document below.