Girl Scouts may have a new way of delivering their much-loved cookies: drones built by Girl Scouts at the STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars.
Girl Scouts building OnPoynt Custom Girl Scout Cookie-Carrying Drones
OnPoynt Aerial Solutions designed a custom drone that holds Girl Scout cookie boxes for a four-day drone camp that 20 North Texas Girl Scouts attended. Teams of Girl Scout campers learned safe flying, assembled drones and conquered an obstacle course with and without First-Person View (FPV). Indoors, campers created business models in a Shark Tank-style setting, where they pitched their ideas to a team of local Dallas 'minnows'.
Girl Scouts fly their Girl Scout Cookie Drone with OnPoynt President, Ron Poynter
“The Girl Scouts were really captivated by the camp,” said Ron Poynter, OnPoynt President. “They were thrilled with their accomplishments in successfully building and flying the drones through the obstacle course. It was truly a great experience to see these young ladies getting excited about hands-on STEM education with drones. ”
Girl Scout shows her finished product—A custom OnPoynt drone
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas also recently added 23 new STEM and Outdoor badges for troop members to work toward. To see more about STEM opportunities, watch STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars sponsor Texas Instruments’ live stream of the OnPoynt Drone Build & Fly experience here.