I LOVE S’mores! So anytime I have a chance to sit around a fire and cook some up…I will. This summer I thought it would be fun to have S’mores for one of our Personal Progress nights. The only thing was I wasn’t sure how to incorporate S’mores into Personal Progress.
I decided to look through my Personal Progress booklet and read through the experiences to see if I could come up with something.
Personal Progress S'mores Ideas

As I read Integrity #1 I had an idea!

“Integrity is the willingness and desire to live by our belief and standards. Read Moroni 10:30–33 and think about what it means to ‘deny yourselves of all ungodliness.’
Read the pamphlet For the Strength of Youth. Reflect on how the Lord’s standards differ from the world’s standards. Record in your journal appropriate standards for behavior,
dress, and conversation, as well as literature, movies television, Internet, music, cell phones, and other media. Also write your plan to stay morally clean and worthy to
attend the temple. After keeping your standards for at least one month, record your feelings in your journal and continue to keep your commitment.”
Here is what we did!


Personal Progress S’mores Night

1. I created a month calendar for the girls to keep track of what they were required to do (Integrity #1 is a month long experience; my calendar is at the end of my post).
2. I created cute invitations to hand out to each of the YW.
Here is what mine looked like. If you’d like to use my invites for your own S’more night just right click on the blank invite and click on ‘Save Image As’ and then open it in Word. Then add text boxes to add your own text and information.

{The cute s’mores clipart came from Melonheadz Illustrations}


3. I bought my S’mores supplies. YUM!
4. The day of the activity I got pieces of candy (Reese’s PB Cups) and labeled each one with a number (1-19; some candies had 2 numbers). The numbers represented each of the chapters in the ‘For the Strength of Youth’. I placed the candies in a bowl.

Night of the Activity

My husband went out a little early and started our fire, so it would be ready when all the girls arrived. When everyone got there we went and sat around the fire. I asked the girls ‘Who likes fires?’ We all agreed that we all like fires. They’re fun to sit around and roast marshmallows, they’re warm, they make you feel cozy. 🙂 I also reminded the girls that fires are also very useful. When camping we can use fires to cook our meals. People used to only cook with fires, and some people only use fires to warm their homes.
BUT….when used in the wrong way fires can be dangerous. They can be harmful and cause great damage and destruction.
I then compared fires to temptation and to things of the world. There are things in the world that when used in the right way can be very useful, but when used in the wrong way can be damaging to ourselves and our spirits. We need to decide now what our choices will be when faced with temptation. If we get ‘too close’ we may get burned by a bad choice.
As instructed in the Personal Progress booklet we then read through the ‘For the Strength of Youth’. This is where the candy came in. I gave the first girl the bowl of candy and had her choose one piece. She read what number she had and then found the matching chapter in the book and read it aloud (I numbered the chapters before the activity). After we read a chapter, we discussed how the Lord’s standards differ from the world’s standards. We passed around the bowl until all chapters had been discussed.
I then encouraged the girls to record in their journal appropriate standards for behavior, dress, and conversation, as well as literature, movies, television, Internet, music, cell phones, and other media. Then I passed out my monthly calendar and asked the girls to write a plan to stay morally clean and worthy to attend the temple.
Here is what my monthly calendar looked like:


I told them to keep track on their progress on their calendar. After keeping their standards for at least one month, they were to record their feelings in their journal and continue to keep their commitment.  We then enjoyed some yummy s’mores.
It was a fun {& yummy} night around the fire with all the YW.
Would you like to have your own S’mores night?
Feel free to print out any of my printables to have your very own Personal Progress S’mores night.
I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

7 thoughts on “{Personal Progress} Integrity #1: S’mores Night

  1. Becki Kanigan

    Thanks for the fun idea! Trying this tonight with my girls in Manila. We are in a high-rise apartment, so we will have to use candles to roast our marshmallows, but I’m sure the girls will love it!


  2. whitney lloyd

    thank yo uno much for posting all these great ideas and resources! It really means a lot to me! I was just called as the personal progress leader and this will be my first PP night! So thank you!!!


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