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Molten Chocolate Layered Upon a Warm Fire-grilled Marshmallow and Smashed Between Crunchy Graham Crackers is Still a Girl Scout Favorite

National S’mores Day is Aug. 10

HOUSTON (Aug. 8, 2008) – What are the elements of a decadent dessert? Dating back to the early 1920s, Girl Scouts have enjoyed a crunchy, gooey, chocolate tradition known as s’mores. History stops short at naming Girl Scouts as the founder of this molten sandwich cookie. However, the 1927 Girl Scout Handbook was the first documentation of the recipe and it has been a campfire companion for decades. Now, annually on August 10, Girl Scouts everywhere celebrate National S’mores Day!

Today’s Girl Scouts are making tomorrow’s memories. Cadette Girl Scout, Arielle Watson, has s’mores memories dating back to her first camping experience. “It was our first time at camp when I was a Brownie and I didn’t know what to expect,” said Watson. “But when they pulled out the chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers everybody laughed and giggled because we knew that what ever was about to happen was going to involve chocolate!” she continued.

“We were each given a long wire hanger with a marshmallow on it to hold over the fire. It was really messy because my marshmallow melted mostly into the fire. I remember how much fun it was licking the chocolate and melted marshmallow off my fingers. I think that must be a rule since it seems everybody licks their fingers when making s’mores,” Watson reminisced.

The name of this chocolate and marshmallow treat was derived from the response of the girls asking for “some more.”

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