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Culinary Travel — By Susan McKee on August 2, 2010 at 10:21 am
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National S’Mores Day

National S'mores Day Celebration in FloridaWho knew? National S’Mores Day is August 10, 2010! You could stage your own celebration — or you could make a weekend of it and head to the first-ever S’mores Weekend & Cook-Off at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida.

If you were a Girl Scout, you’re quite familiar with this campfire treat. If not: think marshmallows toasted over an open fire sandwiched with a layer of chocolate between crunchy graham crackers. Although the origin of s’mores is unclear, the first recorded version of the recipe is from a Girl Scouts camping guide, published in 1927.

The celebration is packed with fun activities for families, culminating with a s’mores cook-off contest for the most creative and tastiest s’more.

The weekend kicks off with a SWAP Party on Friday (August 6) during which Girl Scouts can make new friends as they share their pin collections with each other. On Saturday (August 7), there will be a campfire sing-along. The highlight of the weekend is the S’mores Cook-Off on Sunday (August 8), where Girl Scouts, area residents and resort guests will form teams of four to compete for a panel of local celebrity judges. If you turn up unprepared, s’mores kits are available for $10.

A portion of the proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, which serves six Central Florida counties and more than 16,000 girls.

What: National S’mores Celebration
Where:The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida (map)
When: August 6-10, 2010
Who: Girl Scouts, their families and friends

(Photo courtesy of Hayworth Creative Public Relations for The Shores Resort & Spa)

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