Members of the Girl Scout FLL Teams. Courtesy photo
GIRL SCOUT News:
More than 45 teams from across New Mexico competed Saturday at the New Mexico FIRST LEGO League Tournament in Albuquerque. Los Alamos was represented by three Girl Scout FLL Teams including The Atomic Flying Pickles, Radioactive Fireflies and Bloonatics. Congratulations to the Bloonatics for being 3rd place Champions and to the Atomic Fling Pickles for taking 2nd place!
Competition includes presentations, team challenges and robot competitions (robots are programmed to complete an obstacle course.)
Why Girl Scouts partner with NMFLL and offer STEM opportunities: Girls push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. They’re natural scientists. Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) experiences relevant to everyday life. Whether they’re discovering how a car’s engine runs, how to manage finances, or exploring careers in STEM fields, girls are fast-forwarding into the future. Recognizing the gender gap in women in STEM fields, the Girl Scouts identified STEM as an important initiative for the organization. This gives girls the opportunity to learn STEM concepts and to explore STEM careers. Partnering with the NMFLL makes sense for the Girl Scouts as it allows a furthering of the STEM outreach with this partnership.
For more information about NMFLL visit www.nmfll.org.
The FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is a nonprofit membership organization in New Mexico, serving more than 6,600 girl and adult members. For more information about Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails—joining, buying cookies, or going to camp—call the main office at 1-505-343-1040 or visit www.NMGirlScouts.org. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails are a cooperative partner with the NMFLL, providing administrative, PR, and fiscal agent support.