Thursday, Aug. 10 marks National S’mores Day and Girl Scouts of the USA announced that its Girl Scout S’mores will be returning next year as part of the Girl Scout Cookie season lineup.

 

Gateway Council will continue to offer one of the two varieties of Girl Scout S’mores, which features a graham sandwich cookie with chocolate and marshmallow filling embossed with designs that honor Girl Scouts’ Outdoor badges.

The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council serves nearly 10,000 girls in grades K-12 and 4,000 adults in Northeast and North Central Florida.

“We are so excited for the return of Girl Scout S’mores, which our girls and cookie customers alike have loved,” CEO Mary Anne Jacobs said in a statement. “S’mores have such strong ties to our organization’s history, and this cookie brings a new way for everyone to celebrate that.”

The s’mores-inspired cookie contains no artificial flavors or colors, high-fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.

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The tradition of making and enjoying s’mores in the outdoors was popularized by Girl Scouts as early as the 1920s.

Girl Scouts in Northeast and North Central Florida have used their cookie earnings for things such as purchasing “Christmas in July” gifts for children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville.

To learn more about Girl Scout S’mores and the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, and to find out when Girl Scouts will be selling cookies, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.

Ann Friedman: (904) 359-4619