By: Natalie Shoemaker, Advancement Coordinator
We’re excited to announce a brand new Girl Scout cookie: the S’more. After all, Girl Scouts practically invented s’mores, right? Well, I’m sure we weren’t the first group to think putting a roasted marshmallow on top of chocolate and in between two cookies was a good idea.
However, historically speaking, the Girl Scouts was one of the first groups to write down a recipe for s’mores in the book “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” (on page 71). It went under the name “Some More,” later shortened to the s’mores name we use today.
What is this new S’more cookie like? The Girl Scouts of NYPENN’s version of the S’more cookie is a crunchy graham cracker sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling. Each cookie features an embossed image of one of the five Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges.
It’s no coincidence the announcement of a new s’more cookie comes on National S’more Day. What’s more, this unveiling of a new cookie is meant to celebrate the 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Yup, 100 years of Girl Scouts going door-to-door and offering cookies to neighbors as a way to fund activities and projects.
And when customers purchase this new Girl Scout Cookie (as with all our cookies), they make adventures and community projects possible. A pack of Girl Scout Cookies could go toward a troop making toys for a local animal shelter or allow a group of girls to go across the country to see the Washington Monument or the Grand Canyon. When Girl Scout cookies are bought, they are making a donation to local girls and their community.
“We’re excited to be offering this new S’mores cookie to our cookie customers in 2017,” says Julie Dale, CEO of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways. “The S’more is a strong part of our history and it provides just another opportunity for customers to support the girls and the leadership skills they are learning by running their own cookie businesses.”
To learn more about our cookie program and the new S’more, visit our Cookie page.