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Try it! Cooking

Tue Jun 23, 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Program Life Skills

Try your hand at preparing a meal! Younger girls and older girls will have different challenges for this week! Cooking is considered a mental health tool for positive coping. Eating healthy, creating an eating routine, connecting with others through food, all creates a positive mental health outlook. (Mental Health America). Watch the video to get started! 

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors: Make a meal that includes one new food that you’ve never tried before! Create a shopping list of what you will need to make this meal. Have an adult help you get started and take a picture of your meal and let us know how you enjoyed trying a new food!
Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors: Have a favorite recipe? Create a tutorial on how to make your favorite recipe to share with other Girl Scouts. Create a video or write it up with pictures! Don’t forget your shopping list!

We'd love to see what you've created. Use this link to submit your work. 

If you want to use this challenge to help complete some badge work:
Daisy: Complete step 1 of the Buddy Camper badge by choosing “Plan a simple meal.”
Brownie: Complete step 3 of the Cabin Camper badge by choosing “Make a meal that includes one food you’ve never tried before.” Complete step 4 of the hiker badge by choosing “Make a walking salad.” Complete step 2 of the My Best Self badge by choosing “Try three new foods that are good for you.” Complete step 2, 3 or 4 of the Snacks badge, as long as you make your snacks a part of a whole meal!
Junior:Complete step 2 of the Eco Camper badge by choosing “Make a solar box cooker and cook something simple” or “Practice making a no-trash camp meal for your troop before you go on your trip.” Complete step 2, 3, or 5 of the Simple Meals badge.
Cadette: Complete step 1 of the New Cuisines badge by choosing “Cook something from an area of the world you’re curious about” or “Let a particular ingredient be your tour guide.” Complete step 2 of New Cuisines badge by choosing “Put together a meal based on a food-related news story” or “Find out how well you know your region.” Complete step 3 and 4 of the New Cuisines badge by choosing any of the options! Complete step 3 of the Primitive Camper badge. Complete step 3 of the Trailblazing badge by choosing “Find three recipes for quick meals” or “Get into quick-energy snacks.”
Senior:Complete step 3 of the Adventurer Camper badge by choosing “Make a meal using a stove designed for backpacking.” For the Locavore badge, complete step 3 (any option), step 4 by choosing “Make a recipe local” or step 5 by choosing “Prepare a three-course meal” or “Cook a dish starring something from scratch.”

Materials List

Pots, pans, baking sheet
Spatula, other cooking utensils
Oven mitt
Aluminum foil
Mixing bowls
Recipe book

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