News release from the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana:
Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana announce addition of S’mores cookie to 2017 lineup
(August 10, 2016) – Today, National S’mores Day, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced, in celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, that the organization will introduce two commemorative Girl Scout S’moresâ„¢ cookies. Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana (GSNI-M) will add one of the newly introduced cookies to its 2017 lineup, where it will join classics like Thin MintsÂ®, Caramel deLites, and Shortbread.
GSNI-M will offer a s’mores-inspired crispy graham cookie double-dipped in a crÃ¨me icing and coated in chocolate. This clever take on the campfire treat was developed in response to popular consumer trends. It is vegan, and free of artificial colors, preservatives, and partially hydrogenated oils. The last new Girl Scout Cookies, including the gluten-free Trios, were introduced in 2015.
“We look forward to introducing this delicious new cookie to our loyal cookie customers,” said GSNI-M CEO Sharon Pohly. “Cooking s’mores is an iconic Girl Scout activity, and this cookie lets the public support girls while growing their everyday leadership skills through Girl Scouts.”
GSUSA will be prompting consumers to share how they “s’more” on social media, using #NationalSmoresDay and tagging @GirlScouts.
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. When consumers purchase a box of Girl Scout S’mores cookies or any other variety of Girl Scout Cookies, they are investing in a girl’s future and can feel good that their Girl Scout Cookie purchase powers amazing experiences for girls.
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 your iOS or Android phone or mobile device. For more information about Girl Scouts and how to join or volunteer, visit .
About Girl ScoutsÂ® and Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana
Today, as when founded in 1912, Girl ScoutsÂ® helps cultivate values, social conscience and self-esteem in young girls, enabling them to succeed as leaders today and tomorrow. Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana provides leadership experiences for more than 11,000 girls ages 5-17. They are guided by more than 4,200 adult volunteers who mentor them and work behind-the-scenes to support Girl Scouts and our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.