On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, Troop 70700 from Berthoud joined the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) at Pioneer Park in Berthoud for an evening of community safety. The troop of 7th grade Cadettes hosted a s’mores station with a grill for toasting marshmallows, campfire safety bookmark craft, and make-your-own yummy edible campfires. In addition to supporting the LSCO’s community event, the girls also earned “Step 5” in their Night Owls badge, to host an “Extreme Nighttime Party.” The girls had fun helping neighborhood children of all ages assemble their edible campfires and decorate their bookmarks. The best part of the evening was making s’mores for all of the Larimer County officers and Berthoud firefighters, and delivering their treats around the park.
Girl Scouts did not invent s’mores, but we were the first to publish the iconic recipe! It appeared under the name “Some More” in a 1925 issue of Girl Scout Leader magazine, and then as a “somemores” in an official 1927 Girl Scouts publication.
Aug. 10 is National S’mores Day, and we’re inviting you to celebrate with us! Share your favorite s’more photos, recipes, memories, and more on social media using #NationalSmoresDay and #GSColo! You can also post directly to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page or tag us on Twitter or Instagram using @GSColo. Finally, share your stories right here on the blog by using our Share Your Stories form.
Have questions? Want to learn more about sharing your s’mores stories or Girl Scout stories on social media? Contact Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 10 is one of our favorite days of the year! Its National S’mores Day!
DID YOU KNOW? The first official s’mores recipe can be found in an official Girl Scouts publication from 1927. The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, who reportedly made them by the campfire for the Girl Scouts. Originally called “Some Mores,” it is unknown when the name was shortened to “S’Mores,” but recipes for using the longer name are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1971.
While most people think you have to have a campfire to enjoy s’mores, Colorado Girl Scouts know that is simply not true. In honor of National S’mores Day, they appeared on 9NEWS in Denver to share some of their favorite recipes for making s’mores without a campfire! Click here to watch the segment.
Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the interview:
Girl Scouts across Colorado also shared the following recipes for making s’mores without a campfire: