Girl Scout LEGO Robotics Information Form

Our LEGO program is in partnership with FIRST Robotics. We sponsor teams to compete in robotics competitions.
 
Teams consist of 2-10 Girl Scouts and two coaches that are Girl Scout Volunteers. The coaches can be Girl Scout troop leaders, parents or other adult volunteers. We provide coaches training, support and all the supplies the girls will need for the season. We currently have 27 teams that we support and it's a lot fun! 
 
Be a part of the excitement! We are looking for teams of Girl Scouts, who have between 2-10 participants, two team leaders, and are willing to dedicate 1-2 hours per week on LEGO Robotics in the months of September through December. Girl Scouts participating do not necessarily need to be from the same troop. If your team is interested in this incredible opportunity, please complete the form below.
 
You can find more information at www.firstinspires.org. 
We send out applications in the middle of May to apply to be sponsored team in our council. 
 
Would you like to be added to the list to receive the 2019-2020 application in May 2019? *
We’re looking for teams to participate in the following challenges/leagues. Note that each member of the team must fall within the age range listed below. For more information visit www.firstinspires.org 
 

Grades K-3 (Daisies & Brownies)
Junior FIRST LEGO League
• 4,500+ teams
• Ages 6 to 9
• 34,500 children participate every year
• Participants design and construct a model using LEGO bricks and moving parts and present their research journey on a poster
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Grades 4-8 (Juniors & Cadettes)
FIRST LEGO League
• 28,000+ teams
• Ages 9-14
• From 60+ countries
• FIRST LEGO League World Festival at the FIRST Championship
• Autonomous robots are built using LEGO MINDSTORMS technologies
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Grades 7-12 (Seniors & Ambassadors)
FIRST Tech Challenge
• 4,500+ teams
• Ages 14-17
• 100+ Qualifying and Championship Tournaments
• FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship at the FIRST Championship
• Robots are built using a re-usable, modular robotics platform
Which level of LEGO Robotics would your team participate? *

MORE INFORMATION

As a part of a FIRST LEGO Robotics team within Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, your team will:

  • Design, build, test, and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS ® technology
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills
  • Participate in team meetings, tournaments, and celebrations

Cost of participation in this program is $20 per girl. The cost includes:

  • Team T-shirts
  • Admittance to the LEGO Robotics kick-off party
  • A party at the end of the LEGO season
  • A participation certificate
  • A patch.

Covered by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana through grant funding:

  • All national registration fees
  • All regional registration fees
  • Field Setup Kit expenses
  • LEGO sets
 
In the meantime, you can attend one of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments that are being held in December. This will give you the opportunity to observe the program in action! Register here www.gcnwiprograms.org!