Girl Scouts, it’s time to get cooking for Cooking Week! Join us for virtual programs that include a brunch or dinner events that will inspire some delicious and nutritious dishes. This week of programming will feature amazing cuisine and ingredients from around the world, as well as give you tools to practice cooking a new meal or two, and become an expert in culinary skills! For some ideas to get started, check out these resources:
- Brownies curious about cooking can try out the Snacks badge to test their culinary instincts! Check out the PDF
- Junior chefs in the making can earn the Simple Meals badge by creating a tasty meal for friends and family.
- Cadettes who want to explore and create cuisines from around the world can earn the New Cuisines badge!
- Ambassador Girl Scouts can earn the Dinner Party badge on their own by hosting a dinner party or by joining a webinar this week.
- Cabot Creamery is proud to offer three free Patch Programs for youth community groups: Gratitude, Pollinator and the Sustainability Patch Programs!
Also be sure to check out these videos for even more ideas:
Girl Scout Juniors earning the Staying Fit badge can complete steps 2 and 4 by watching this video all about nutrition!
Learn how to set up an tropical-themed cookout by watching this video from our community partner, The Chameleon Academy of Communication and Civility!
Also make sure to check out this video from Executive Pastry Chef at the Hilton Northbrook, Chef Marilyn McNabb, where she teaches how to make Pancit, noodles from the Phillipines!
Want to challenge yourself with this amazing and decadent French dessert? Check out this awesome video made by Girl Scouts GCNWI volunteer Dawn and share your Macaron creations with us! What’s your favorite flavor?!
This Week in Virtual Programming
Tuesday, June 2 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (Grades 6-12) | Webinar
Join us for our weekly Career Conversations for girls in grades 6-12! Each week we will host some career-expert panelists to discuss a multitude of career opportunities with our council members! Not only will they share about their experiences, but they will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear about all sorts of careers–– this week we’re talking about careers in Cooking!
Cooking with Chef Heath
Wednesday, June 3 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scouts of All Ages (Grades K-12) | Webinar
All ages of Girl Scouts are invited to join us as Chef Heath from Kellogg presents three different dishes from around the world: Chicken and Waffles, Tostadas, and Kufta!
If you are a Junior or Cadette, you will be well on your way to earning your Simple Meals or New Cuisines badge, and whatever age you are, you will add some new fun recipes to your repertoire!
Fun with Your Food!
Wednesday, June 3 at 5 p.m. | For Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (Grades K-5) | Webinar
We’ve ALL been there! When an adult tells us that it’s not mannerly to play with our food, despite it being a lot of fun. Well, what if we told you that this is your opportunity to do exactly that!? This awesome program encourages you to familiarize yourself with basic cooking skills AND let’s you—you guessed it—play with your food!
You’ll have time to get your food and supplies ready beforehand, then join in for this fun and interactive event by creating 6 nature inspired snacks! We’ll also take some time to let your imagination run wild to create some designs of your own. You can ALSO check out the video below that includes hand-washing and knife-skills PLUS a secret ingredient for the Dish It Out program.
Make sure to register so you don’t miss out on this chance to have tons of fun with your food! Share your recipes with us by tagging @girlscoutsgcnwi on all platforms and use the hashtag #GCNWICOOKINGWEEK
Dish it Out!
Thursday, June 4 at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scouts of All Ages (Grades K-12) and Adults | Webinar
All ages of Girl Scouts, get ready to Dish it Out with your family during this great family cook-off! Each family will make a meal together to earn points using a list of ingredients we’ll be sending out, and the meals will be shared with everyone during the live webinar! Extra bonus points will be awarded for using secret ingredients announced during the Mindful Monday video, Knife Safety webinar and video, and the Older Girl Hangout!
Coffee and Conversation
Every Thursday at 4 p.m. | For Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (Grades 9-12) | Webinar
High School girls, join one or all of our weekly hangouts to interact with other Girl Scouts your age to talk about anything and everything. Each week we’ll have a different topic, then you’ll get to guide the discussion and activities.
Let’s Get Brunching!
Friday, June 5 at 11 a.m. | For Girl Scouts of All Ages (K-12) | Webinar
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to join us and the Cook County Farm Bureau for brunch as we make French toast, try different flavors, and discover where ingredients come from! We will learn what vanilla looks like in its original form, and how far cinnamon travels to appear on our tables. This delicious and informational webinar will put girls on track to earn the Junior Simple Meals badge and the Cadette New Cuisines badge. Daisies and Brownies should have assistance from an adult if they participate.
Share With Girl Scouts GCNWI
This week, share your recipes and food-snaps with us on social media by tagging us @GirlScoutsGCNWI and using the #GCNWICookingWeek or by submitting your story on our website! We can’t wait to see what you make!