Announcing GSCO Participation in the FIRST Lego League Robotics Challenge!
“It’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have!”
Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to announce that we have been awarded funding to support two teams in the *FIRST Lego League Robotics Challenge!
This year’s challenge? Come up with an innovative “Senior Solution” to a problem facing the elderly and aging in your community. Learn how to use technology to take action!
See more information about the challenge here: http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2012seniorsolutions
ONLY 20 girls will be chosen to participate in this highly respected international program.
A few requirements:
- Participants will attend a mandatory kick-off event in Denver the evening of October 3rd.
- Teams and coaches will agree to meet at least once per week in October and early November to get ready for competition in late November. (Meeting location determined by mentor coach, teammates and parents).
- Each team will share their innovative “Senior Solution” with the GSCO community in the spring of 2013.
Girls ages 9-14 are invited to apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P9JKMLP
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! The Girl Scouts of Colorado is also looking for coaches and assistant coaches to help with the First Lego League Robotics Program! Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of girls? Do you want to help girls develop technology-based solutions to issues facing seniors in your community? Becoming a FLL coach is the ideal volunteer opportunity for someone really looking to roll up their sleeves and work directly with girls in a meaningful way!
Volunteers will be asked to give approximately eight hours a week to this program. YES – parents of participants can be coaches or assistant coaches! We will be hosting an introductory volunteer meeting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday 9/25. If you want more information or to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*More information about FLL:
In FIRST LEGO League (FLL), children are immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem and build autonomous LEGO robots that perform a series of missions. Through their participation, children develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning
Girls ages 9-14 are invited to apply. They will:
- Create innovative solutions for challenges facing today’s scientists as part of their research project.
- Strategize, design, build, program, and test a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology.
- Apply real-world math and science concepts.
- Develop employment and life skills including critical thinking, time management, collaboration, and communication while becoming more self-confident.
- Become involved in their local and global community.
- Choose to participate in official tournaments and local events.
- Qualify for an invitation to World Festival.
- Engage in team activities guided by FLL Core Values.