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Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma has a proud history of supporting all-girl teams in the various levels of competition offered through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) with the goals of encouraging more girls into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) careers and gender equity in our global society. FIRST is a global program created to get kids excited about science and technology. Programs include FIRST LEGO League Explore, FIRST LEGO League Challenge, and FIRST Tech Challenge.

FIRST LEGO League Explore

(2nd–4th grade)

In Explore, teams of students ages 6-10 focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design, and code and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

(4th-8th grade)

Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society. Elementary and middle-school students get to:

  • 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 tournaments and celebrations
FIRST Tech Challenge

(7th-12th grade)

FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head-to-head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year to year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers, are required to develop strategies and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition, as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments. Students get to:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Earn a place in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $12 million in college scholarships


Click here for full program descriptions and to learn about how GSEOK supports teams. 

Click here to register your Girl Scouts Robotics Team


Are you an individual Girl Scout looking for a team to join? Or are you an adult who is willing to co-coach a team of girls? Contact us! Email or call 1-800-707-9914.