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Robotics Competition

 Robotics Program

FIRST LEGO® League
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Do you like to build things? Do you like new challenges? Girls age nine to 14 are invited to join an all-girl team to build a robot and compete in the FIRST LEGO® League (FLL)!

FLLLogo.jpgWe support up to 15 (volunteer-led) teams of girls who build, test and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NEXT to solve the year’s LEGO® challenge. Throughout the experience, teams will operate under the FLL’s signature set of core values and the principles of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, including the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington will provide each team the following materials:

  • FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) team registration fee
  • Washington State Regional Competition fee
  • Use of one laptop with MINDSTORMS® software
  • Use of one MINDSTORMS® robotic kit with rechargeable battery
  • Materials for one 4’x8’ regulation FLL table
  • Use of one challenge kit, including: mat, mission pieces, color instructions
  • Custom team T-Shirts
  • Volunteer preparation and ongoing support

Each team decides their meeting location and times, with the series beginning in August and ending with regional competition events in January. Team formation and registration opens in June and ends in October. Cost is $125 per girl, and financial assistance or Cookie Dough may be used.

Interested in applying?
For more information on this year’s registration schedule, email us at robots@girlscoutsww.org or check out our flyer!

Interested in volunteering?
Contact us at robots@girlscoutsww.org to find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Explore Engineering
One more option to explore engineering possibilities through LEGOS® at all grade levels is by using our Explore Engineering Kit, a curriculum designed to teach fundamental engineering concepts. You will be able to earn your Explore Engineering Patch through assessment, design and construction of a project in a really hands-on, fun way.

Each kit includes:

  • The easy-to-use curriculum
  • Up to 25 LEGO building kits
    (girls work in teams of four)
  • Crayons/pens for drawing plans

You’ll need to get:

  • Newspaper
  • Masking tape
  • Paper to draw on
  • Patches (available from the Council store)
 
Please note, when using the kit to put on an engineering event, we suggest you allow approximately two hours for your event.

To get a kit, contact us by email at programkits@girlscoutsww.org. We’ll work with you to coordinate pick-up and drop-off, answer any questions, and allow you time to get comfortable with the materials and activities. For additional details, check out our flyer.

 Learn more about the competition in our blog story: Robot Competition with Girl Scouts.