The Girl Scouts Go Local With "Locavore" Badge

SL_Cook_FinalThe mission of the Girl Scouts is to "build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place," and in a nod to the local food movement, that now includes eating local. As part of a new program released October 1st to honor the organization's 100th anniversary, the Girl Scouts has launched a "Locavore" badge.

"All of our badges reflect what today’s girls said they wanted to know about -- girls are interested in what they eat and how it affects their health and the environment, so the Locavore badge gives them a chance to delve into those issues in their communities," said Alisha Niehaus, Executive Editor, Program Resources, in an email. "Plus, what’s more fun than making your own food, and truly knowing it from farm to table?"

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