TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Making a gingerbread house takes patience, precision, and lots of icing.
"It's just kind of fun to you know, honestly just hang out with your friends and then doing, being able to build gingerbread houses," said Ruby Anton, a Girl Scout cadet.
She teamed up with her friends to think big.
"We did have an idea or maybe doing like a campfire type of idea, and then maybe do like the color of Girl Scouts, so like green and brown," said Anton.
Before building a foundation, the more than 170 Girl Scouts competing in The Gingerbread House She Built needed to learn how to make a strong one.
"We have architects and people from the Professional Women's Builders of Oklahoma coming and talking to the girls giving them tips about how to build a good solid structure," said Girl Scout Troop Leader Ashley Fernandez, who said the girls also got tips on building with the supplies they have.
The competition is meant to build confidence in the girls.
"They see that they have the possibility," said Roberta Allen, STEM Program Manager for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. "They can make change in this world, make good change."
Not only is it fun to build friendships, but other technical skills too.
"This gives them not only the engineering aspect of the event, but it also gives them the budgeting skills that they've been working on through cookie season and fall products so that they can budget on how to build the perfect house," said Fernandez.
Several houses were awarded trophies and ribbons.