Hello! My name is Bayley, and I am an eight year-old Tenderheart in Troop NC0058.
In the fall, my family went to Hawaii and toured the Hawaiian Vanilla Company. It is the only commercial vanilla farm in the United States, and it is on the Big Island. There was a vanilla meal, where each food was made with vanilla; a vanilla shop where you could buy vanilla items; and there were vanilla pods growing. Vanilla flowers are orchids, and they only open for one day. Each vanilla flower has to be pollinated by hand, and if a flower doesn’t get pollinated, the vanilla pod won’t grow. I really enjoyed visiting the Hawaiian Vanilla Company.