My 3 Monsters: S'mores Devotional Idea for Girls Camp

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5.13.2013

S'mores Devotional Idea for Girls Camp

On of my most frequently pinned images from this blog is my S'mores Devotional handout that I used at Girls Camp last summer.  I realized just this week that I only shared the image and never shared the message that went with it.  It's pretty self explanatory, but I thought I would share that message today as I know many of you {like me} work with young people at church or at camp.  It is a great message that the girls really took to heart.  Here's the handout again, just in case you didn't see it before:

S'mores Devotional idea and printable handout for LDS Girls Camp at my3monsters.com

The devotional was based on this message from Sister Elaine S. Dalton, the Young Women General President at the time.  Her original message was directed to the leaders, but was easily adapted to apply to the girls.  This is my interpretation that I shared with my girls:

I want you to think about s'mores for a minute.  What is the best part of a s'more?  {The chocolate, the melty marshmallow.}What happens when you hold a marshmallow over the campfire?  {It gets all soft and gooey.} This experience we have had at camp has been wonderful.  We have spent several days away from the noise and busy-ness of our regular lives and taken time to focus on our Savior, Jesus Christ.  As you have felt the Spirit here your faith in God has grown.  Just like a marshmallows roasted over a fire, the fire of faith has softened your hearts. The gospel has become delicious to you and you will remember this time with joy.
I challenge you when you go home and back to the "real world" to keep these feeling alive.  Keep your heart soft and mooshy, just like a s'more!  How do you do that?  Look for the s'mores in your life:  S'more opportunities to feel the spirit, S'more chances to bear your testimony, S'more hard things to accomplish, S'more ways to serve others, S'more experiences reading the Book of Mormon, S'more times to show love. 
S'mores aren't just for camp!!  If you look for them, you will find s'mores all over in your life.  Once you begin finding the s'mores in your life, help your friends to find their s'mores, too.  The more s'mores you find the sweeter your life will become and the happier you will be. 
I finished by bearing my testimony to the girls and expressing my love to them and how I know that they are daughters of God and have divine potential.  I also gave them a little s'mores treat because everything is more fun with treats attached.  I've included a round-up of some of the cutest, yummiest-looking s'mores treats I have found all over the internet:


smores bark 1{I Knead to Bake}-- This is what I made for my girls, but I used Teddy Grahams instead of regular graham crackers to up the cute factor!

 


{Chef In Training}

I hope that helps some of you who are preparing for Girls Camp right now, too.  Have  a great week my friends!

I'll be linking up here:

The 36th AVENUE

3 comments:

  1. Love your ideas! Especially the S'mores!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jen Johnson/Orlando, Fl.

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  2. Love your printable and LOVE that talk! Thanks for packaging it up so nicely! Hugs! Amanda from www.jedicraftgirl.blogspot.com

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  3. I am SO IN LOVE with this! Thank you so much! Do you happen to have a direct link to the talk by Sister Dalton???

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