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Burlington Girl Scouts Hold Successful S’mores Themed Recruitment Night

It was an evening of tasty treats to help recruit new members into an organization that provides girls with both fun adventures and opportunities to learn about leadership and improve their self esteem. 

The Burlington Girl Scouts held a s’mores recruitment event at Simonds Park on Tuesday to help spread the word about the organization and to mark National S’mores Day which is held on August 10. 

“With the new school year approaching, Burlington Girl Scouts are looking forward to another year of Girl Scout adventures and leadership experiences,” said Girl Scout Service Unit Events Coordinator Linda McNamee. “We wanted to give current Girl Scouts the opportunity to share their experiences while inviting new girls to join in the fun.”

McNamee said despite the heat and chance of storms the event was a big success. 

“I think it went really well,” she said. “We did have a really good turnout. I’m glad Mother Nature cooperated and got the thunderstorms out of the way before the event. I’m also thankful the Parks & Recreation Department allowed us to use the grills to host our event. It made things a lot easier to plan.” 

Anyone interested in learning more about the Girl Scouts can email GirlScoutsBurlingtonMA@gmail.com. Also, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are hosting another s’mores recruitment event on Sunday, August 14 at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information you can email customercare@gsema.org. That event is also free.

“It’s National S’mores Day, and to celebrate, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts would like to invite you to join us to celebrate these tasty campfire treats,” the organization says in an invite. “We’ll do some more themed activities, learn campfire safety and make some s’mores. Open and free to all!”

This event is geared towards new youth entering K-3rd grade and their families interested in learning more about Girl Scouts.

Check out some photos of Wednesday’s event below.