Marshmallow Badge

(Discover the Home)

by Megan & Christopher Lundquist, Troop 159



Preschool: Do three requirements including the two starred *

Level 1: Do four requirements including the two starred *

Level 2: Do five requirements including the two starred *

Level 3: Do six requirements including the two starred *

Level 4: Do seven requirements including the two starred *

Level 5: Do nine requirements including the two starred *



_____1.* What is a marshmallow made of? What other names is it known by?

_____2.* Use marshmallows in a recipe.

_____3.* OWLS -

_____4. Try different flavors of marshmallows. How many different flavors can you find at the grocery store?

_____5. With adult supervision, make homemade marshmallows and compare them to store bought. Which taste better? Can you make them healthier?

_____6. Make a craft using marshmallows, such as marshmallow snowmen or robots.

_____7. Create a marshmallow shooter or catapult. How can you improve it?

_____8. Use marshmallows in your schoolwork. For example, make molecule models out of marshmallows or use mini's to spell words for your spelling homework.

_____9. Earn the S'mores badge at your level.

_____10. Find out the history behind marshmallows. Who made the first marshmallows? What were they used for before they were just a sweet treat?

_____11. With adult supervision, roast marshmallows over a campfire. Compare these to uncooked marshmallows. Which do you like best? Survey your friends and family members: Do they like it burned, golden brown, or uncooked? Plot your results.

_____12. Try marshmallow creme. You could make a fluff-a-nutter sandwich (peanut butter and marshmallow creme).

_____13. Take a tour of a factory where marshmallows are made. Or, watch it online here.

_____14. Use marshmallows in a community service project. For example, use them in a recipe to give away as gifts, or to sell for a fundraiser. A fun idea is taking a mason jar and putting in hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, and a cute stirring stick.


Helpful Resources:

Homemade Marshmallows - Martha Stewart

The History of Marshmallows

9 Creative Marshmallow Recipes