L S SPRING 2021 GIRL SCOUT ROBOTICS Since the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s robotics program began in 2009, it has grown from five teams to 91 teams in 2021! Currently, there are multiple teams at every age level (FLL Discover, FLL Explore, FLL Challenge, FTC and FRC), from Daisies through Ambassadors. Girl Scouts of the United States (GSUSA) has partnered with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST® ) to offer program opportunities around the country in these areas. The mission of the FIRST® program is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. The experience also inspires innovation and fosters well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. AROUND COUNCIL S
Through participation in robotics programs, Girl Scouts: • Are confident they can solve real-world problems • Develop awareness of careers in the STEM fields • Develop and apply specific strategies to promote cooperation
• Identify ways in which science can help solve a problem • Learn valuable life and employment skills by solving problems and overcoming obstacles • Gain confidence in their abilities to use technology
SEAPERCH Since 2016 the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri have been participating in the international underwater robotics program known as SeaPerch. SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program where girls can build a submerged Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). This program is for girls in 2 nd -12 th grades (Brownies through Ambassadors). Teams need to submit a SeaPerch team application by March 1, 2021. The season began in January and runs through April. Plans are underway to hold a regional competition at Pattonville High School and more details will be provided regarding competition COVID-19 guidelines as they become available.
For more information, please contact Lauren Kornegay Dollar, Robotics Program Manager, at 314.592.2376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.