Girl Scouts Debut “Locavore” Badge

by in News, October 31st, 2011

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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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Comments (6)

  1. Barbara Lyons says:

    This is fantastic!

  2. Barbara Lyons says:

    Where can I find all the requirements?

  3. Barbara L. says:

    One last thing: Where/when can we get the patches?

  4. Faith Martin says:

    Love it! How great is it to get a badge for something we are already passionate about!

  5. Amy Jo Hammond says:

    How do the girls get the badge? Is it available through the local council?

  6. S. Smith says:

    The Locavore Badge is a new Legacy Badge found in the Senior Girls Guide to Girl Scouting. The Badge if girls in 9th and 10th grade. All the reguirments are in the Senior Girls Guide to Girl Scouting book and can be purchased through the local council stores and on-line from either the local council office our Girl Scouts of USA.

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