World Championship 2022

On March 5, 2022, RoboScout Squad won the Inspire Award and was the Winning Alliance Captain at the 2022 Montana FIRST Tech Challenge Championship. This earns them an invitation to compete at the 2022 FIRST Championship in Houston, TX.

We are so humbled and excited to be representing Montana at the FIRST World Championship. These young ladies have worked incredibly hard!

FIRST Championship is a 4 day event in mid-April. 600+ Champion teams from around the world come to compete in the four levels of FIRST Robotics. It is the worldwide youth STEM event of the year! In addition to the camaraderie and friendly competition, it’s a “world’s fair” of tech geared toward kids. Companies bring their newest toys, there are hands-on exhibits, tech presentations, and even college recruiters.

An unanticipated week-long trip to Houston with only 6 weeks to plan is a tall order. Our budget for the trip is about $25,000. As of 3/29 we have reached 82% of our goal with a total of $20,495 in personal donations and sponsorships.

Departure Date: April 18th

Return Date: April 26th

Ways you can help us get there and be prepared to compete on the world stage in Houston:

  • Financial Support – large or small, it all adds up and means the world to us – see the financial support opportunities we are working on below. Feel free to email us at info@roboscoutsquad.com
  • Large Format Printing – We will have a 10’ x 10’ booth that needs to showcase our work this season and represent the great state of Montana — 2 Banners Sponsored By Paper Chase in Kalispell THANK YOU!
  • Team Banner(s) for our booth with our World Championship Sponsors’ logos
  • Color copies – We’ll need handouts printed about our project and presentation materials for our judging sessions
  • Team Shirts – We need to dress as a team most of the days. We’ll know more soon, but guessing we’ll need at least 2 sets of team shirts with sponsor logos.
  • Spread the word – Everyone can help us by spreading the word about our team and what we need to represent Montana at the World Championships. Please share our page and our GoFundMe:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/roboscoutsquad2022

Financial Support Opportunities

Here’s what we are working on.  Please mark these dates on your calendars, spread the word and come out to support the team! Feel free to email us at info@roboscoutsquad.com for more info. We’ll keep the website updated as things develop.

  • GoFundMe – Please visit our GoFundMe site, for quick easy personal donations to the team
  • Order Girl Scout Cookies online – not local or not wanting to wait for booth sales? Use our online store and get cookies shipped to your door.
  • 4/1 & 2 – Girl Scout Cookie Booths @ Flathead County Fairgrounds – Drive on Thru, get your cookie fix and help support the team and troop. Friday 4:00-7:00, and Saturday 11:00-3:00 – we will only do Sunday 4/3 if we have leftover cookies
  • 4/4 MOD Pizza All Day – Mention you’re there to support RoboScout Squad and we receive 20% of the total sale.
  • 4/10 Fatt Boys 12:00pm-6:00pm – Spaghetti Feed – $8/person, come on down and have a nice hot Sunday meal, meet the team and Grover. RoboScout Squad receives 100% of the proceeds. Thank you so much Fatt Boys.

Corporate Sponsorship

As we are part of a Girl Scout Troop.  Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW), a 501(c)3, will process letters/receipts for tax purposes using their tax ID.  Checks $250 and over (or any that wish for a receipt for taxes), need to be written to “GSMW” with a note of “RoboScout Squad”.  Please include the business name, contact name, address and phone number.  Also please email a high quality vector logo file to info@roboscoutsquad.com .  We will document the donation and sponsorship level and forward the check to GSMW with the appropriate paperwork.  GSMW will mail a letter/receipt for tax purposes with their tax ID.  GSMW will then deposit 100% of the donated funds to the team’s bank account.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Teamwork Techs : $50 to $249 (social media thanks and logo on website, sponsor list at booth)
  • Programming Partner : $250 to $499 (social media thanks, logo on website, logo placement on team apparel, sponsor list at booth) – we need logo files by 3/21 to get them on shirts
  • Engineering Energizer : $500 to $999 (social media thanks, logo on website, logo placement on team apparel, logo placement at FIRST World Robotics Championship in Houston displayed at booth) – we need logo files by 3/21 to get them on shirts
  • Innovation Inspiration : $1000+ (social media thanks, logo on website, logo placement on team apparel, larger logo placement at FIRST World Robotics Championship in Houston displayed at booth, framed photo of team at the event) – we need logo files by 3/21 to get them on shirts

GoFundMe – for donations under $250 https://www.gofundme.com/roboscoutsquad2022

Checks under $250 can also be given to the coaches or parents written to “Girl Scout Troop 3709”.  Checks can also be mailed to 113 Indian Trail Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901. 

Donations of $250 or more

If you’d like to donate $250 or more, or would like a tax letter/receipt please write the check out to “GSMW” with a note of “RoboScout Squad” and include your name, address and phone number.  Checks can be mailed to 113 Indian Trail Rd, Kalispell MT, 59901.  We will forward the check to “GSMW” (Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming) with the appropriate paperwork, they will send you a tax letter and deposit 100% of the funds into our team bank account.

%d bloggers like this: