Sure, marshmallows are great. But it’s a special kind of campfire when someone breaks out the chocolate and graham crackers. Put all three together (carefully) and you get S’mores, that sticky sweet summer treat that’s been burning mouths and fingers since the first quarter of the 20th century. It’s thought that the recipe originated with the Campfire Girls, now known as the gender-friendly Campfire USA.  You’ve been listening to I’m a Campfire Girl by Beatrice Lillie, with Sam Walsh.

The Campfire Girls predate the Girl Scouts, and count Shirley Temple Black, Beverly Cleary and Madonna as former members.