Cadette Girl Scout Troop 448 hosted a S’mores Night on Sunday, October 25th. There were many different stations. Girls were able to learn safety precautions about being near the fire while roasting marshmallows, doing crafts like coloring bandanas, making miniature bandana SWAPS, making edible campfires and making a“fire taffy”. Everyone made a s’more while sitting and enjoying the campfire.
At the Fire Circle, girls learned safety precautions including to ask permission before approaching the area, no pushing, shoving or running and to be respectful to the parents by roasting marshmallows for them first. Then they were able to roast marshmallows and sit by the toasty fire. Scouts from Brownie Troop 6339 gave different opinions on the best method to roast marshmallows. One girl named Nicolette advised not to put the marshmallow entirely into the fire, while another girl named Frances noticed safety first, so her advice was to keep the stick in front of your body. Lastly, a Girl Scout named Zahir reminds herself to check if the marshmallow is golden.
The outdoor crafts were designing your own bandana and making miniature bandana SWAPS. The design your own bandana was drawing and coloring different patterned bandanas. A lot of Girl Scouts appreciated that they could be individual and unique. The SWAPs were a fun activity because with SWAPs you are allowed to trade for different SWAPs.
The indoor crafts were making edible campfires made out of pretzel sticks, candy corn, etc. Some girls made them differently than others. Another craft indoors was making “fire taffy”. The taffies were made of wax paper and wax and can be made into another amazing SWAP.
S’mores Night was a big opportunity to get together with friends and troops while learning to stay safe around fires. Hopefully this fun event will happen next year!
Contributors: Caroline and Gabby
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