Did you know that today, Thursday August 10th is National S’mores Day? There is no better way to celebrate than with your favorite Girl Scout! In my house, we have two Girl Scouts and as a former Girl Scout myself (and a troop co-leader now) I’m proud that my daughters carry on the tradition and are enjoying being scouts themselves! So, today we’re celebrating National S’mores Day by making S’mores right here at home – yum!
The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA is also celebrating National S’mores Day today with the announcement that it is bringing back the popular Girl Scout S’mores cookie during the 2018 cookie season this year! Last year, the Girl Scout S’mores cookie quickly became the most popular flavor to launch in the 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies! If you weren’t lucky enough to try one last season, the Girl Scout S’mores cookie is a crispy graham cookie double dipped in a creme icing and wrapped in a delicious chocolately coating. This clever take on the time honored tradition of the time honored campfire treat is vegan, free of artificial colors, preservatives, and partially hydrogenated oils and is oh so good!
It was definitely my favorite Girl Scout cookie last season and I can’t wait to get my hands on a box this year again, too! The Girl Scout S’more cookie will join classic favorites like Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and Shortbread rounding out the 2018 lineup of delicious Girl Scout cookies for sale during cookie season starting in January 2018.
And did you know that the first-known recorded version of a s’mores recipe can be found in an official Girl Scout publication from 1927. The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, a troop leader who reportedly made them by the campfire for Girl Scouts. Cool, huh?
The tradition of making and enjoying s’mores in the outdoors was popularized by Girl Scouts as early as 1920’s, portraying Girl Scouts’ longstanding commitment to all the outdoors has to offer girls. In fact, it is reported by the Girl Scouts Research Institute that there’s a positive correlation between outdoor experiences and girls’ understanding of their leadership potential. Check out the full report More Than S’mores to learn more about the positive impact of outdoor experiences on girls.
Girl Scouts in the Philadelphia area are able to do incredible things thanks to their cookie earnings each year. Because 100% of the net revenue of cookie sale goes to local scouts, each and every purchase of Girl Scouts cookies in an investment in girls and their leadership capabilities, both now and in the future.
To learn more about Girl Scout S’mores cookie, the Girl Scout Cookie Program, or to find out where Girl Scouts will be selling cookies near you this season, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org. To get more info on any of the numerous opportunities to join and get involved this year visit www.girlscoutcookies.org/join.
Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Girl Scouts of Eastern PA to share information about National S’mores Day and Girls Scouts Cookies. As always, all opinions expressed about Girls Scouts being an incredible experience for young girls and supporting investment in girls and their leadership capabilities through Girl Scout Cookies sales are our own!