Girl Scouts Debut “Locavore” Badge

By: Victoria Phillips
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Girls Scouts across the nation now have the opportunity to earn and add one more badge to the collection prominently displayed on their green vests: Locavore.

This badge, released in honor of the organization’s 100th anniversary, allows girls to explore the local food movement in their communities, said Alisha Niehaus, executive editor, Program Resources, in a recent interview with The Food Section.

All of the group’s badges are a reflection of what today’s girls said they want to know about, Alisha said.

According to the Girl Scouts, earning a Locavore badge is achieved in five steps:

1. Explore the benefits and challenges of going local
2. Find your local food sources
3. Cook a simple dish showcasing local ingredients
4. Make a recipe with local ingredients
5. Try a local cooking challenge

Each of the steps includes specific challenges such as interviewing chefs who specialize in locally grown foods, taking a favorite recipe and making it local or preparing a three-course meal based on local ingredients.

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