Chocolate. Food. What preteen doesn’t love those?
Bring them together and you have the makings of an incredible meeting.
Earlier this year, our Cadette Girl Scouts had one of their favorite meetings ever: An “I Love Chocolate” themed meeting. We had scored some retired council’s own badges for this, but it was so much fun we could have easily turned this into food for thought for our New Cuisines badge.
Pro tip: Hit up the post-holiday sales for your chocolate! 🙂
As if the food wasn’t enough, we held a chocolate tasting party, learning about the complexity chocolate actually can have. But our favorite moments were the girls trying to improve their multicultural skills by learning to say say “Where can I find the nearest chocolate?” in multiple languages (thanks to Sandra Boyton’s book on chocolate, one of the most awesome books I have ever found).
I’ve compiled many of the great resources (sadly, not including Boyton’s book) and recipes, including a family recipe of my own, into a ready-to-use packet for Cadette Girl Scout leaders to dive into your own chocolate-inspired twist on the New Cuisines badge.
Order your packet with template for chocolate tasting, recipes for each of the requirements, chocolate terms and more. By buying Boyton’s book (even a used copy) or a copy of the 8-page booklet, you help support our scouting adventures and this blog. Enjoy!