Robotics Teams

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FIRST Lego League (FLL) is a competition where girls compete in robot building, project research, and core values. Teams are made of 6-10 girls in 4th-8th grade, plus 2 adult coach/mentors. The FLL season begins in August. Regional competitions are in December and the State Championships are in January. Teams normally meet 2-4 hours per week during this time. Download, print, and share this GSAK Robotics flyer with girls!

Location for meeting is up to teams. Local competitions are in Juneau, Mat-Su, Bethel, Anchorage, and Virtual.

Cost: $65 per girl (must also become a registered Girl Scout, $20 membership for the Girl Scout year)

Register in July—Sept of 2017: Contact Kelly FitzGerald at kfitzgerald@girlscoutsalaska.org

 

Girl Scout Robotics-Kits

Who: Troops with Junior and up age girls (Daisy/Brownie Kits may be available at a future date)singinghills-2016-078

What: Kits include NXT robot brains and parts to build a variety of different robots. Instructions and activity guides are also included

When: Kits may be rented out at any time of the year for 4 week time periods. 

Where: Kits are stored in Anchorage and can be picked-up at our council office. For troops not from the Anchorage/Mat-Su area we can mail kits to you. Troops are responsible for return shipping costs. 

Cost: $50 ($20 is refundable when returned complete and undamaged.)

Download and print the flyer for Robotics Kits here.

 
Invitation to watch FIRST Lego League Competitions

Are you interested in seeing how an FLL robotics competition works? Are you thinking about coaching a team next year? Would you like to support our current Girl Scout robotics teams? Spectators are welcome at the Alaska Qualifier Tournaments.

Where/When:

  • Juneau (Centennial Hall Convention Center) – 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Dec 10
  • Anchorage (Central Middle School) – Dec 3, Dec 10, and 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Dec 17
  • Mat-Su (Mat-Su Career & Tech High School) – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dec 17, 2016

  • State Championship (South High School – Anchorage) – January 14th

Dates in green are competitions GS teams are competing in. We also have teams competing virtually!

Times? Tournaments are all-day events, but the best spectator parts happen after lunch. Spectators are welcome to come and go.

What? The robot games begin after the opening ceremony. Teams will compete in matches one after another. There will be lots of cheering and these will be easy to find. There is also a pit and practice area that you can walk through where teams will be practicing or making adjustments to their robots. You can stop by and say “Hi.”

How to find GS? Girl Scout Robotics team members have T-shirts like this picture:

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