Happy National S’Mores Day!

Today is National S’mores Day which in other words is a Girl Scout camp holiday. Our camp experiences would not be complete without roasting marshmallows over the campfire for s’mores! Back in February, we posted some recipes for s’mores. In honor of National S’mores Day, I wanted to give you a quick “how to” on creating those roasting sticks our girls all know and love making at camp! Post your creative s’mores recipes below!

Materials:

  • Wire Coat hangers
  • Wire cutters
  • pliers
  • paint stirring sticks/wooden dowels
  • duct tape (in fun colors, of course)
  • sandpaper
  • marshmallows and a campfire
Materials

Materials

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.

Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.

Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.

Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.

The past four weeks have flown by and we can’t believe it is over! We had 63 bulls eyes this summer, and beat Camp Kettleford in our friendly archery competition between camps, 3 out of the four weeks (next year, there will be no stopping us!). The girls really got into the competition and cheered when any girl got a bulls eye. Super Girl Scout spirit!

On our final trip to Odiorne State Park, we performed a service project to make the world a better place. We collected five bags of trash from our adventures around the park.  We celebrated our last night at camp with a dance party in the Lobster Pot, complete with glow sticks. Girls rocked out to the macarena, cha cha slide, frozen and more.

We could not have had such a successful 2014 camp season without the resilience and creativity of our awesome staff who truly embodied the Girl Scout way. We have been posting many photo albums with photos that never made the main page of this site to the photo gallery page. Check them out, there are so many memories and memorable campers. So glad to have spent this summer with so many awesome Girl Scouts!

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After four weeks of offsite trips to Odiorne State Park in Portsmouth, being Girl Scouts we put our law into action to make the world a better place. Girls carried trash bags with them as they enjoyed the park and collected any debris they found along the way. As a camp we collected 5 trash bags full of trash that other patrons had discarded!  It was a tie between units and all girls received Popsicle’s as a treat when we returned to camp. Thanks for embracing the Girl Scout spirit girls!SW_CCC_service project 2 SW_CCC_service project SW_service project