Updated: Aug 11, 2020
Does your Girl Scout Junior or Cadette love LEGO? Is she into STEM, robotics, or programming? Come play with us!
SU93 has received a grant to build a First LEGO League Girl Scout troop! The team is open to Girl Scouts ages 9 to 14, and all costs are covered. Hardware and software will be provided.
What’s First LEGO League?
First LEGO League is a robotics competition club. Girls learn how to frame and solve problems using programmable LEGO EV3 robots. Each season is a new challenge. Robots need to advance, climb, descend, turn, and navigate, and can use light, sound, and color sensors. Teams can compete at the regional level and winners go on to state competitions!
FLL teaches robotics, coding, teamwork, leading, learning by doing, and cooperative learning, reinforcing many Girl Scout values and opening the door to STEM careers.
What’s the First LEGO League Girl Scout troop?
GSHNJ has received grants to cover the cost of running several FLL teams. Each team, made up of Girl Scouts ages 9 to 14 (Juniors and Cadettes), will function as an independent troop in addition to the girls’ regular troops.
Logistics of meeting are currently being discussed pending pandemic safety requirements. In an ideal world, the troop would meet once a week for two to three hours to work on the year’s theme project. Once we’ve established a troop, leaders will convene with parents/caregivers to work out a safe solution for everyone.
Your Girl Scout can work on earning coding and robotics badges and Programming Journeys as part of First LEGO League!
How does my Girl Scout join?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31 and let us know you’re interested. The team can be between five and 10 girls, so first-come first-served. You do not have to be in SU93 to join — Scouts from neighboring Service Units covering Warren County are also welcome!