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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. We’ll keep the website updated as things develop.
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 email@example.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.
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.