The Dragonfly Drone Guides are a Unit of Adult Members with interest and experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). They run drone education programs for Girl Guides. A drone is a remotely piloted aerial vehicle that can be programmed to move in different ways. Read or download the Dragonfly Drone Guides Information Booklet!
Drone education programs available
Guides in the Sky
- Description: Girls learn how to do manual flight and programmed flight
- Cost: $20/girl with a maximum of 30 girls (not including the cost of hiring a venue)
- Venue requirements: For 30 participants working in 10 patrols, you will need an indoor venue about the size of a basketball court (25 metres x 15 metres) with ceiling height at least 3 metres
- Time: 2.5 hours (not including set-up and removal)
- Note: In some cases, for events with 40 – 60 girls participants, it may be possible to run the drone program in the morning and again in the afternoon
- Description: A brief drone demonstration that is designed to give Guides a quick taster of manual flight. It’s a good fit for events where there is no fixed program or programs with short time intervals
- Cost: By negotiation (it depends on the event context)
- Venue requirements: By negotiation (it depends on the event context)
- Time: 5- 10 minutes for 2-3 people (with the option to repeat the demonstration multiple times with different people)
In the future, Guides who have participated in Guides in the Sky will have opportunities to develop their drone skills in new drone education programs.
Where does the program run?
The Dragonfly Drone Guides are all volunteers with commitments such as full-time jobs, studies and families. For now, they are only able to run drone education programs on weekends in metropolitan Melbourne.
If your Unit is outside of Melbourne, never fear! When the program is more established, the Dragonfly Drone Guides will be able to travel to Guide Units all over Victoria.
How to book the program
To book the Dragonfly Drone Guides for your Unit meeting or event, email the Dragonflies.
Would you like to be a Dragonfly Drone Guide?
If you’re an Adult Member from anywhere in Victoria, you’re eligible to join the Dragonfly Drone Guides and help to deliver drone education programs to Guides.
You will receive training in how to use drones and deliver the programs. If you’re passionate about technology, STEM, or the digital age, email the Dragonfly Drone Guides!