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STEM

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities that are relevant to everyday life. Whether they’re discovering the chemistry of their favorite foods, becoming math whizzes or learning about careers in STEM fields, girls are moving forward into the future. They can learn techniques used by forensic scientists, build robots, plan for space exploration, design buildings and more.

Be sure to check out our event calendar to see our STEM Community Partner opportunities throughout the year. 
 

Girls Go Robotics
For students aged 6-18, it’s the hardest fun you’ll ever have. For team mentors, coaches and volunteers, it’s the most rewarding adventure you’ll ever undertake. For sponsors, it’s the most enlightened investment you could ever make. FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology and math. The annual program culminates in an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self-confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path.

GSCP2P has been participating in the FIRST program for several years while serving over hundreds of Girl Scouts. Our GIRLS ONLY teams across our council have not only made a huge impact on the coach’s lives, but the girl’s lives as well.

Program areas include:

Jr. FIRST Lego League (Jr. FLL)

Jr. FIRST Lego League allows girls ages 6-9 to experience a hands-on program designed to capture their inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them by building a model using Lego elements. Guided by adult coaches, teams use Lego bricks to build a model that moves and develop a Show-Me Poster to illustrate their Journey.

FIRST Lego League (FLL)

FIRST Lego League challenges girls ages 9-14 to think like scientists and engineers in a fun, hands-on learning environment. This robotics program allows you can build, test, and program a robot to solve a set of missions.

A general season overview for Jr. FLL and FLL includes;

  • July to October – Season recruitment
  • Late August – FLL Challenge released
  • November- January – Tournaments

Coaches do NOT need any prior experience or technical expertise, only the willingness to acquire basic knowledge of the program and the excitement to ask the girls questions and watch them go! If you are interested in being on a team or being a coach, please e-mail us here.

For additional STEM related opportunties, check out the new Journeys and awards here