Last year, University of Utah’s College of Architecture approached Girl Scouts of Utah with an exciting opportunity. They wanted to lend their design and construction expertise to build three new cabins at the Girl Scouts of Utah’s summer camp, Trefoil Ranch! They also offered to collaborate with Girl Scouts through every step of the project and to offer a dynamic learning experience.
During the first of many planning meetings, faculty and students were surprised by the outpouring of ideas coming from the girls. From paint color and wall coverings, to window sizes and bathroom facilities, the girls were not afraid to give their opinions and ideas, many of which were incorporated into the cabins. As ideas became reality, girls were excited to learn more about STEM-related fields, and delve into the world of sustainability and eco-building techniques.
Last week, three, modern cabins where unveiled and both the University of Utah students and professors and especially the Girl Scouts of Utah walked away “happy campers.” Check out this video about it on Utah’s FOX 13.
This year, Girl Scouts of Utah is the host of the Girl Scouts’ 53rd national convention in the spectacular Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16–19, 2014. This is your year to reunite with friends, deepen and share your knowledge of Girl Scouts, and help invigorate a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme "Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World."