The Legoettes six-girl team, from Girl Scout Troop 398, earned first place in the category of “Core Values” at the challenge. This was their second year participating in the robotics competition.
“We are so proud of what this troop has accomplished in this challenge and inspired to see them lead the next generation of girls and young women excelling in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics),” said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts, North Carolina Coastal Pines.
First Lego League (FLL) introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building Lego-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.
Teams were charged to explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters.
“Our girls got lots of cheers when their robot, which was equipped with treads, made it over all four obstacles. It was not a challenge that many teams tried at all,” said Jennifer Maccherone, coach for The Legoettes.
Maccherone is also the leader for the Girl Scout Cadette Troop (grades 6-8).