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On my Honor

I didn’t make the switch to veganism until high school, but I was chocolate-covered as early as first grade. It was then that I became a Brownie. No, I don’t mean the fudgy confection you eat; I’m talking about the Girl Scouts’ group.I loved my time as a Brownie… and I know I’m not the only one who really enjoyed being a scout. Take my neighbor, Erik, for example. He liked being a scout so much that he stuck with the organization all the way from elementary school (as a Cub Scout) until age 18 (where he earned his Eagle Scout honor).

Earning one’s Eagle Scout status is a BIG deal. It involves organizing a service project (Erik painted the local community center), accumulating at least 21 merit badges, and standing before a review board.

To celebrate Erik’s accomplishment, his family threw him a huge party. And they hired me to make the cupcakes!

By the end of the party, there were quite a lot of bright blue tongues!

Published on October 27, 2008

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  1. magpie says

    Aww, that’s great! Your cupcakes are a perfect way to celebrate 😀

    I was a GS through… 7th grade I think. Fun times, and great cookies 🙂

  2. jessy says

    congrats to Erik! that’s so cool you were a Brownie, too! yay!

    ahahahaaa – i am imagining all the blue tongues. that’s just too awesome! and what glorious cuppies, CCV! w00t!

  3. aTxVegn says

    Perfect cupcakes. I know this is quite an accomplishment for your neighbor. My dad was an Eagle Scout and my bro-in-law is too.

  4. Wholesome Foodie says

    Oooh how lovely! Are the cupcakes vegan too?

    To respond to your response (lol) I felt like an ass after I left that comment because I guess I skimmed over the post and missed the part where you clearly labeled what the vegetables were!! *stupid*

  5. eatingbender says

    Nice!! I was a Daisy and a Brownie but never quite made it to Girl Scout. Congratulations to Erik – and yummy cupcakes! I would gladly take a blue tongue to have one of those :o)

  6. just me says

    those are great cupcakes! i would def take a blue tongue for one of those!

    i was in girl scouts from daisies, through brownies, to juniors and my first year as a cadette..but then school got in the way. it was def fun being the cookie girl all those year though!

  7. vko says

    those cupcakes look worthy of a scout! too funny about the blue-tongues, I’m sure people had some slightly blue stained teeth too, no? fun!

  8. Agnesss =) says

    Katie KAtie,,,those MUFFINS look like a….PERFECTION….=D as ALWAYS!!!!!!!!! Talented you are,Girl I’m tellin’ you =DDD

    Ohhh…as a kid I used to dream bout being a SCOUT hhahaha =D but here we don’t have it!! =(

    Well…if you have some time visit my new post pls =D

    Enjoy the day!!

  9. Traci Anne says

    Lucky guy! I wish I’d “known” you back in high school – Gold Award cupcakes would’ve been even better 😉

  10. Veg-a-Nut says

    I too was a girl scout though juniors. Our youngest daugher made it all the way to cadets and was an assistant to a brownie troop. Great program!

    We have young men who have earned their Eagle Scout Honor. Very big deal in our church and well deserved. They really do some amazing projects.

    You are awesome and I am sure everyone was thrilled with your cupcakes. They are perfect!

  11. magpie says

    I don’t like the strawberry ones either! I always pick them out and give them to Bobby when I have the strawberry banana kind.

  12. Cody says

    So awesome. I quit Girl Scouts very soon after “crossing the bridge” and graduating from Brownie… I don’t think my bother did any better with Cub Scouts.

  13. lighterportions says

    Aww, I did the little scout thing for a brief stint when I was younger. Those cupcakes are awesome. Heck, I’d go join up as a Scout right now just so I could eat one 😛

  14. Lily Girl says

    I never did scouts (I was mad I couldn’t be a boy scout!) but I know several guys who made Eagle scout; it’s a great accomplishment.
    I’m sure your cupcakes were a hit! Congrats to your friend.

  15. Eva says

    Oh I love those cupcakes! I used to be a scout from when I was 7 to 13. It was fabulous because we had camps all around Europe and got to go to places including Southern France, Eurodisney, London, Denmark, Sweden and lots of places in Germany (where I’m from).

    But yeah, what a lovely gift, those cupcakes!

  16. MizFit says


    you are so friggin talented (and I love blue tongue. we are mired in eating too many dumdums around here (halloween) and I have a chronic case of the blue t’s)

  17. TavoLini says

    Congrats to Erik!

    Those cupcakes look delicious! They look sparkly, too–is that a trick of the internet or are there really sparkles?

  18. brooke says

    your cupcakes are gorgeous! i hope they were appreciated! i was also a brownie – so many fun memories of selling girl scout cookies and fun badges!

  19. mad about udon says

    I never got into Brownies, (I was more of a house-league-soccer kinda girl) but a lot of my friend were. Congrats to your neighbor!

  20. ConsiderEatz! says

    Those cupcakes are crazy good! Your such an ar-teest! 😉 Do you generally use a plain ol’ vanilla recipe for these or do you change it up? They always look too good to eat!
    -Caroline F.

  21. ChocolateCoveredVegan says


    At least we Girl Scouts got cookies! Well, I guess the boys get popcorn… but let’s face it– cookies are better!

  22. Catherine says

    Yay I was a daisy, brownie and girl scout. And man did I wreak havoc on those cookies (specifically the thin mints) 🙂

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