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Robotics

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.

Learn about one of our veteran teams, the LEGO Queens, who have been challenging gender norms in robotics for more than eight years:

From Brownies to Ambassadors, Girl Scouts can now register for a Robotics Team. Troop Leaders or Parent Volunteers are the coaches who help guide girls through their season challenges.

There are different opportunities depending on the program level:

Robots and Fun! - Brownies-Juniors (grades 2-4)

Brownies-Juniors (grades 2-4)

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

Robots and More! - Juniors-Cadettes (grades 4-8)

Juniors–Cadettes (grades 4-8)

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® or SPIKE PRIME® 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
Robots! Robots! - Cadettes-Ambassadors (grades 7-12)

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 and 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
How to Register Your Troop as a Team

Registration through GSEOK will provide the following:

  • Funding for team’s season registration fee and some materials
  • Robot kit rental when applicable (to be returned at the end of the season)
  • Coaches Training: Summer 2022
  • Ongoing support and resources throughout the season
  • As funding allows, reimburse teams for other participation expenses (tournament registrations, travel, t-shirts, etc.). This is not guaranteed and exact reimbursement amounts are not known until after the season has concluded.

Each GSEOK FIRST Robotics Team will:

  • Register team with FIRST and pay the team fee
  • Complete GSEOK’s team registration
  • Have a plan in place for adding new girls to the team, as needed (minimum of 5 girls)
  • Provide laptop computer for girls to use in the program
  • Acquire or build a practice table
  • Provide/find a practice location and a secure storage space for robotics kit and table
  • Pay registration fees for additional tournaments (optional)
  • Provide snacks and beverages for practices and tournaments, add-on materials for robots, team transportation costs
  • Participate in evaluations

 

Interested in starting or joining a team in your area?
If you or your troop is interested in starting a team or joining a pre-existing team contact us at customercare@gseok.org.

Are you and possibly others in your corporation interested in volunteering with an existing team?
Please reach out to customercare@gseok.org and we will get back to you with the robotics volunteer opportunities we have available.