It may or may not come as a surprise, but I was a Girl Scout. And not just a Junior troop dropout. But full on, Brownie to Senior scout. I sold cookies, marched in parades, traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands AND Bermuda with my troop, and even served as the youth representative on my county's Girl Scout board of directors. Seriously.
Given this, I can't tell you how tickled I am that the Girl Scouts have introduced a locavore badge! To earn this, Girl Scouts will need to:
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
After learning this, I want to offer my services. Obviously, I know a thing or two about being a locavore. If any of you troop leaders or scout parents, if you want some ideas on how to earn this badge, I'm happy to help. Send your questions, concerns, and comments my way. As a proud Girl Scout and locavore, I'm all ears!