How do I sign up to start a Girl Scout robotics team? Applications can be found under the “Special Interests” page on the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri website. Fill out the application and submit to Lauren Kornegay Dollar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise Sallee at email@example.com . Faxes can be sent to 314.214.3076. Interested groups will need two unrelated adults to sign up as coaches and at least three girls to start a team. Only a limited number of teams will be accepted. How will I know if we receive funding? The team will receive notification within 24-28 hours of applying. What are the grade levels? FLL Discover (K-1 st grade) Max of 6 girls and 2 coaches FLL Explore (2 nd -4 th grade) Max of 6 girls and 2 coaches FLL Challenge (4 th -8 th grade) Max of 10 girls and 2 coaches FTC (7 th -12 th grade) Max of 15 girls and 2 or more coaches FRC (9 th -12 th grade) Max of 50 girls and 2 or more coaches This sounds like fun, but I don’t have any programming experience or technology experience. What should I do? It’s okay if you don’t have a background in programming or engineering! Girl Scouts offers comprehensive training in August to teach FLL Explore and FLL Challenge rookie coaches how to program the robot, but don’t worry—the girls will pick up the programming aspects really quickly! Feel free to recruit colleagues and friends who are interested in technology to help mentor the team.
What if my daughter is interested in being on a team, but no one else in the troop is? Extend the invitation to other girls in her school and community! They don’t need to be previously involved in Girl Scouts as long as they become a registered member when they join the team.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s Robotics program is made possible through generous community support from our partners including:
Bayer The Berges Family Foundation Employees Community Fund of Boeing
Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation Millipore Sigma