FIRST Lego League needs you!

GSMH is pleased to announce openings for our inaugural FLL robotics team.  We are looking for six to eight girls in grades 4 through 8 who would be excited to take part in this challenge!

What is FLL?

The purpose of FIRST teams is to engage girls in exciting robotics programs that build leadership skills in science, engineering and technology.  You will learn to build and program a LEGO robot to do tasks on a course and you will compete with your team against other young people and their robots!

What is the commitment?

The commitment is to meet once a week (perhaps more often right before competition) and the ability to travel with us to at least one competition.  The competitions begin in November.  You will also have a chance to put on programs during and after school to show other students what FIRST Lego League and robotics is about!

When and where will we meet?

We will meet once a week at the Hallsville Elementary School in Hallsville, MO.  This is north of Columbia, MO.  We may increase our number of meetings as we get closer to a competition.

How much does it cost?

We are asking that the girls participating pay 20 dollars for the entire program.  You may also need to buy your food on the days of competitions.

I have a friend who wants to do this too but she is not a Girl Scout.  Can she be part of the team?

That is just fine!  Because of all of the different pathways in Girl Scouting, this Series pathway is a great way to participate!

Can my parents help?

We would love to have parent involvement!  Parents are great support when preparing for and traveling to competitions.

How do I sign up?

We would like to have the team in place within a couple of weeks.  Please submit a short essay by Friday, September 24 on why you would like to participate on the GSMH Robo-Girls team to:

Karen Lawrence by email:

klawrence@girlscoutsmoheartland.org

or by mail:

230 Metro Drive

Jefferson City, MO  65109

or by fax:

417-862-4120

Please feel free to contact us for more information!

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