Chesapeake Girl Scouts to compete in Nat’l. S’mores Day
CAMBRIDGE — In celebration of National S’mores Day on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will be competing in a s’mores-making contest, transforming 3,600 graham crackers, 3,600 marshmallows and 1,800 chocolate bars into the campfire treats.
The event will be hosted by Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge. The winning team will take home the Golden S’mores trophy and the title of Sensational S’mores Making Scouts.
In addition to the Eastern Shore council, teams of Girl Scouts representing Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. will participate. Their stay at the Eastern Shore resort will be devoted to s’mores-themed team building events that celebrate the signature Girl Scout treat. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay will make $1,000 contributions to each council in attendance and will provide each Girl Scout with a complimentary evening at the resort.
As the 2015 champions, Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will be seeking to defend their title. Last year, their teamwork and grace under pressure helped them dominate the inaugural competition. This year the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. teams will be aiming to hone their techniques and claim the trophy for themselves.
Lenita Wesson, anchor for “Good Morning Delmarva,” will ser ve as the Chesapeake Bay’s honorary team captain. A former Girl Scout, Wesson is supporting the troop’s social media campaign and providing guidance for the girls as they prepare for the event. She will also join the scouts at the resort, where she will cheer them on take part in some of the gooey, messy fun.
The Aug. 10 festivities will also include a competition between council CEOs and a “Girl Scouts’ Iron Chef Battle,” in which teams must create an original s’mores-themed treat using a mystery ingredient. Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Executive Chef Tom Olson will judge the dishes on taste, presentation, teamwork, cleanliness and creativity.
The four participating councils launched their own S’Mores Day social media campaigns July 20, using the hashtag #nationalsmoresdayhrcb. They will also produce and shoot four pep rally videos to be posted on Facebook this week. The video garnering the most “likes” will earn a special surprise during a celebratory luncheon at the resort on Aug. 10.
Participating councils include: Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.
For more information, call 410901-1234 or visit chesapeakebay.regency.hyatt.com.
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay won the “Sensational S’mores Making Scouts” title by making 384 s’mores in 33 minutes, 27 seconds as part of National S’mores Day on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge. From left are Taylor Michael, Devon Ragolia, Hannah Roon, Olivia O’Neal, Emily Richardson, Maggie Harkins, Sydney Scharf, Canie Harkins, Brooke Tingle and Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay CEO Anne T. Hogan. The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will be defending their title this year against Girl Scouts from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.