Girl Stories: Girl Scouts, LEGOs, and Tidal Waves!
Girl Stories: Girl Scouts, LEGOs, and Tidal Waves! — 

Have you ever heard of the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®)? It’s an awesome program that gives girls a chance to design, build, program, and test LEGO® autonomous robots to meet real-world challenges! This month, 13 teams of Girl Scouts from all across our Council competed in FLL® Regional Competitions.


This year’s theme was “Nature’s Fury,” which challenged the teams to create projects that would help in a natural disaster like tornadoes, earthquakes, and tidal waves!


Our Girl Scout teams are doing great this year! On Dec. 7, teams competed across the state, and several earned top honors. Dorothy’s Revenge, a team from Sergeant Bluffs, won 3rd place at the Sioux City competition, earning them and their robot named “Toto” a place in the FLL Championships at Iowa State University on Jan. 18! Read more about Dorothy’s Revenge here!


The Timelords, competing in Cedar Falls, won an Exceptional Team Performance award in robot design! And this is the second year they’ve received honors! Read more about The Timelords here!


Interested in forming your own Girl Scout FIRST® LEGO® League team? It doesn't take a brilliant engineer to be a part of FLL. All it takes is someone with a sense of adventure, someone with curiosity of how things work, and someone who is looking to have a great time. Find your age below to discover what league you can participate in, and then contact Melissa White at legoleague@gsiowa.org!


Junior FIRST® LEGO® League: Girls ages 6-9
FIRST® LEGO® League: Girls ages 9-14
FIRST® Tech Challenge: Girls ages 15-18