This past Monday, the innovators of Troop 4048 dazzled dozens of STEM professionals at the First Annual Maryland Women in STEM Summit with their solar powered, light-up cookie booth.
As you might recall from a previous blog post, the troop first built their booth with sister Girl Scouts from Chicago at an event hosted by BGE in April. After making a few modifications, including a color-coding system to help with easy assembly, the troop was invited back to BGE’s Smart Energy Hall Conference Center in downtown Baltimore to show off their booth and make a few sales in the lobby.
Attendees of the summit, which was hosted by Million Women Mentors – Maryland, were thrilled to meet the girls, learn all about their booth, and how they navigated the engineering design process to create their booth. Through the day, troop members took turns talking about the booth and making sales. They even had the chance to talk with some pretty important people, including Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Kelly M. Schulz, CEO of BGE, Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Violet M. Apple, and Vice President of Governmental and External Affairs for BGE & GSCM Board Member, Valencia McClure.
No matter who they were talking with, the girls remained poised and confident as they demonstrated both their knowledge about the booth and their impressive business skills.
In total, the girls sold 132 packages of cookies, with the most popular being Thin Mints, of course.
See photos from the event below: