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Girl Scouts take on 'one-of-a-kind' STEM camp

Girl Scouts break ground for the new camp (KOKH David Young).

Girl scouts set out on a mission last year at this time, to raise money for a new STEM camp, called Camp Trivera.

One of the Girl Scouts who attended the groundbreaking, Lilly Thomson said, "I can't wait to see it built. Because it's just really exciting to see this entire thing being built from scratch."

Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma C.E.O. Shannon Evers said it'll be twenty acres of learning.

"The only Girl Scout camp of its kind, anywhere in the world.”

Located right by the Oklahoma City Zoo, the one-of-a-kind Girl Scout's camp -- by 2025 -- will give 2.5 million girls exposure to STEM, which means science, technology, engineering and math.

Thomson said, "It's going to give girls that don't have the opportunity to travel to go to one of the camps that's a little bit farther away, and it's going to give them the opportunity to be able to do STEM and to understand what it actually is, and just incorporate themselves into what being in girl Scouts and being in STEM is actually like."

Congresswoman Kendra Horn, a gold award Girl Scout, reviled the camps new name.

“The Girl Scouts have chosen a name that ties directly to their century old brand. That the logo that was created for Camp Trivera also marks the Girl Scout's history," Horn said.

Girl Scouts explained that ‘tri’ represents the three c's of girl scouting.

"Courage, Confidence and Character," Thomson said.

‘Vera’ is Latin for truth and diversity.

To get involved with the Girl Scouts mission to build Camp Trivera, click here.

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