Cadette Troop 73392 of Longmont hosted a potluck dinner Sunday to celebrate earning the New Cuisines badge. To earn this badge, Girl Scouts must sample dishes, which are from another:
Region of the United States
They must also try a dish that “makes a statement.”
Troop Leader Sharon Manning wanted her girls to take this badge one step further. Instead of simply trying each one of these dishes, the girls had to make all four of them and then present them at a potluck dinner. It wasn’t an easy task. However, in the end, the girls learned not only about cooking, but about themselves and their family’s heritage.
Bebe, who is Asian-American, made a traditional Taiwanese noodle-dish. She also cooked sweet-potato chips, an interesting twist on the popular sweet potato fry. Along with the help of her mother, Ashley made homemade bread. The two used an old family recipe and tips and tricks passed down for generations.
Earning the New Cuisines badge is just the beginning for this troop. They have many more exciting activities planned for the 2015-16 Girl Scout year, including hosting the Second Annual Holiday Bazaar on November 21 in Longmont.