Girl Scout Journey

Stella is an Independent Girl Scout Member in her first year as a Junior.  She started Girl Scouts as a Brownie and loves the skills she is learning and the leadership opportunities she gets to experience.

Solar Oven S’mores in & Easy Steps

After attending the My Gal & Me Camp and learning that we could not make S’Mores by the campfire due to fire restrictions in Arizona – we decided to learn how to use a Solar Oven. This is a handy skill to use when camping because you can cook in the sun. 

We got this idea from one of the moms at the Girl Scout Camp and she suggested using a Pringles can.  This is helpful because a Pringles is already lined in foil. 


We watched a video. There are a ton on YouTube and this gave us the basic instructions.  Most Pringles can solar ovens are used to make hot dogs but we were more interested in S’Mores.


We cut out a window in the empty Pringles can.  We used basic adult size scissors for this with adult supervision.


We assembled the S’mores.

BONUS: And as a “Thank You” for checking out Project Stella Resources, we want to give you a Bonus! 

Download our Printable Classroom Kindness Wheel and Reflection pages. 

Use the wheel to introduce Daily Acts of Kindness in a fun way! Then your students can reflect on what they did.

Great way to begin and end each school day!

“What a great way to encourage positive relationships in the classroom! Thank you!”

“Perfect to keep next to my desk for easy grab and go!”

“I like that these instructions come from the wheel, rather than from myself or another adult. It seems to motivate students from a higher, more altruistic level. Thanks for this!”


Place the S’Mores in the can.


Cover the window with plastic wrap and tape the edges.


Place the can in the sun. Be careful to have a location away from animals. We left our can out in the sun for 15 minutes.



Note: The chocolate was melted on the S’Mores but the Marshmallows had little change. Stella did not mind at all!

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