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marshmallow.

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it’s national toasted marshmallow day

and all i can think of

is my very favorite dessert –

s’mores.

introduced in the united states years ago

by the scouts of america

the s’more

is still much loved by so many.

actual marshmallow health and safety tips from the boy scouts of america guidebook:

When roasting your marshmallows, a light brown skin is sufficient. Having the marshmallow engulfed in flames may cause panic and flinging of hot marshmallow onto someone.

Have a properly stocked first-aid kit available (and have trained first-aid Scouts and adults on hand).

Roasting marshmallows can be fun, but care should be taken so that participants do not become injured by burns or punctures.

If you are on a campout, thoroughly clean your hands and face before hitting the sleeping bag. The smell of marshmallows and chocolate are known to attract various animals.

S’mores are great for an evening snack or cracker barrel, just before bedtime. On campouts, the sugar rush is just enough so that the youth will sleep soundly through the night.

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“my favorite vegetable is the marshmallow.”

-jim gaffigan

photo and tips credits: scouting magazine

sporktacular!!

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got these for my grandies

soon to set off for a camping trip 

on manitou island

where they’ll have only whatever they can carry in

this utensil will help to take care of at least 4 things

knife, fork, spoon, and ?

 

“every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article 

designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from very simple beginnings.”

-robert collier

things i learned in my kindergarten classroom today #2

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it was camping day today and when the children checked out the cool bear cub our room, i was reminded of the different approaches that boys and girls each have to life.  as the girls went up to it, they gently petted it and commented, ‘it’s so soft!’ as the boys approached it, they all bent their heads down to look under its legs and asked, ‘does it have a penis?’ and herein lies the difference –