Girl Scouts Celebrate National S’mores Day August 10 with Area-Wide Join Event

Staff Writer

Abilene, TX—Join us at the new Abilene Girl Scout office (4150 Southwest Drive Suite 140) between 9 AM and noon for a FREE Join Event and experience the fun of being a Girl Scout! Come try Girl Scout S’mores cookies, make Girl Scout trail mix, create SWAPs, and browse the new retail shop. Current members are also invited to come celebrate and are encouraged to bring a friend that is interested in joining Girl Scouts!
The tradition of making and enjoying s’mores in the outdoors was popularized by Girl Scouts as early as the 1920s. The organization was one of the first to publish the iconic recipe under the name “Some More” in a 1925 issue of Girl Scout Leader magazine and, then, as “somemores” in an official 1927 Girl Scout publication. The popular s’mores recipe is just one component of Girl Scouts’ longstanding commitment to the outdoors, a cornerstone of the organization that plays a vital role in girls’ leadership development. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) More Than S’mores report, there is a clear connection between outdoor experiences and girls’ understanding of their leadership potential. Girls who spend time outdoors through Girl Scouts eclipse their peers in environmental stewardship, more readily seek challenges, and are better problem solvers, all of which are traits needed for twenty-first-century leadership.
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