Marshmallow Badge

(Discover the Home)

by Megan & Christopher Lundquist, Troop 159


Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred *

Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred *

Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred *

Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred *

Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred *

Owl: 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 - Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge. If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

_____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