It’s not camping without s’mores
National S’mores Day is Aug. 10
HOUSTON (Aug. 1, 2011) – Almost everyone knows how to make a s’more, but making the perfect s’more requires more than just marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. Only with a roaring campfire and good friends under an open night sky can a girl get that perfect, masterful blend of chocolate and marshmallow between two crunchy graham crackers. In honor of that perfect complement to camping, Girl Scouts everywhere are celebrating National S’mores Day on August 10, whether it’s with a quick treat in the kitchen or over a campfire!”
For decades, s’mores has been a campfire tradition in the Girl Scouts. Senior Girl Scout Taryn Gallaway doesn’t remember a time she went camping without s’mores.
“Every time we go camping we have s'mores,” she said. “S'mores make camping just a little bit better, because we are never allowed to have snacks or candy in our tents or cabins. So, when it is time for s'mores, they are a welcome treat. Also, everybody knows that chocolate is a girl’s best friend, so it is great to have the ooey gooey goodness along on every trip,” she added.
“The last time we went in February of this year, we camped with several other troops, so we had a community s'mores night,” she said. “It was a lot of fun to have all of the other girls sitting around the fire cooking, eating and just having a great time.”
Although Girl Scouts aren’t officially known as the founders of s’mores, they come pretty close. Girl Scouts has been using the recipe since the early 1920s and first documented the recipe in the 1927 Girl Scout Handbook.
So grab your camping gear and get ready to make s’mores, because these treats are sure to leave your Girl Scout asking for “some more.”
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 76,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.
S’mores have been a standard Girl Scouts recipe since the early 1920s and a camp tradition for decades.
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