Get ready for another yummy reason to expand your belt a notch, the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson will add a s’mores-inspired crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling to its 2017 lineup.
”We are excited to introduce our hungry cookie customers to this new Girl Scout S’mores cookie this coming winter,” says Pamela Anderson, CEO. “S’mores has strong ties to our organization’s history, and this cookie brings a new and delicious way for consumers to support girls and the fun adventures that grow their everyday leadership skills through Girl Scouts.”
The s’mores-inspired cookie, made with specialty ingredients, contains no artificial flavors or colors, high fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. The first of its kind for the 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 21st-century leadership.
To learn more about the new cookie varieties and find out when Girl Scouts will be selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free for iOS or Android phone or mobile device.