RoboScout Squad Seeks New Meeting Location

We have a new challenge and need your assistance. First off, thank you to our friends, family, sponsors, supporters, and the community for helping us get to the World Championship in Houston. It was an amazing, fun, and educational experience. We will get our FTC Freight Frenzy season blog updated with all kinds of World Championship news soon.

RoboScout Squad is an all-girls robotics team in Kalispell that has been participating in FIRST robotics competitions since 2017. These innovative girls are in need of a new meeting space. They have worked hard over the last 5 years and moved up from small FIRST LEGO League robots to FIRST Tech Challenge’s larger aluminum robots. RoboScout Squad is the only FTC team in Flathead County. They have accomplished amazing things:

  • 2022 MT FTC Champions:
    • Inspire Award Winner
    • Winning Alliance Captain in the robot game
  • 2021 MT FTC Inspire Award Finalist
    • Top Ranked Robot – 2nd Place
    • Motivate Award Winner
    • Promote Award Winner
  • 2020 NASA ROADs on Mars awards for Documentation and Team Spirit
  • 2020 MT FLL Champion’s Award
  • 2019 MT NASA ANGLeS Challenge Champions

What they do is more than robots. Beyond the obvious STEM skills, they are learning critical thinking, resilience, project management, public speaking, advocacy, the value of cooperation for mutual gain, and much more. They also share what they learn and mentor younger kids.

“We’re not using kids to build robots, we’re using robots to build kids.”

Dean Kamen, Inventor, and Founder of FIRST.

RoboScout Squad’s members are honor roll students, dedicated Girl Scouts, musicians, athletes, and more. Their mission is to encourage children, especially young women, to pursue STEM activities.

We are looking to continue our work but need meeting space donated. Our current space is no longer available as of 5/31/22. If you have a location or know someone with 400-800 sq ft of heated space (safe, secure, electrical outlets, bathroom) in the Kalispell area, please let us know. An oversized 2-3 car garage/shop space, RV garage bay, corner of a warehouse, office space, or Quonset hut, are all great options and we are open to other creative ideas. We don’t mind concrete floors. We have 4 industrial shelves for equipment, 3 work tables with chairs, and a 12′ x 12′ robot game field, for which we need walking space on 3 sides. Coming off our recent success, the team is growing and adding new members. We would need to be able to have equipment out full time from late September-March. Tables/chairs/field can be folded/packed and leaned against the wall in the off-season. We usually meet twice weekly, less often in the off-season.

In-kind donations of space, or ongoing donations to cover rent in a new space, are tax-deductible. It would be ideal to have at least a one-year commitment of space, so we aren’t having to move mid-season. All donors receive recognition on our website and social media accounts. Logos can be placed on our team shirts and signs at competitions. Help us grow the leaders of tomorrow.

Thank you for supporting girls in STEM. Please spread the word and help us find a new “home”.

For more information, please email us at info@roboscoutsquad.com.

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