Greater Saint Louis Area Council - Scoutbotics

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SCOUTBOTICS returns and offers Boy Scouts, Explorers, Venturers, and youth ages 11-17 the opportunity to design, program, and race a robot. This event is for those youth interested in robotics and looking for an engaging and challenging opportunity to exercise their STEM legs! Participants will leave with their 'own robot' and the memory of a fantastic day of robot fun!

For new participants that need a robot that have or do not have the Robotics Merit Badge - only $55 per youth participant - what a deal!!   Fee includes an event rally shirt with sponsors and the Gobbit+ robot (a $110 value - check it out here -  

For those youth that participated in last year's events, the fee to participate is $10 and includes a rally shirt - ALSO, we are including earning Programming Merit Badge if you yet to earn that.  Don't forget to bring your robot!   We are going wifi with controlling the bots with remotes.   Cool!

The SCOUTBOTICS concept was designed and envisioned by a team of volunteers who have a passion for robotics and Scouting. This program was designed specifically for Scouts, but other youth ages 11-17 are welcome to join!

Boy Scouts will earn the Robotics merit badge if not earned already.   If a Scout has the merit badge, the time spent will be used to learn how the Gobbit robot operates.  Youth who attended the last workshop will get advance training during the morning session.  

Don't miss this 4th year of this event and who knows how far Scoutbotics will go!!

When: Saturday, October from 8:00am- 4:00pm

Where: Parks College of Saint Louis University (3450 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103), parking is for free at the garage at the corner of Olive and Compton.  

The event will be at the McDonnell Douglas Hall for most the day. By 2:30 p.m., we will walk two buildings West in the quad to the Tegeler Hall - Carlo Auditorium for the competition.  A map can be found at

Cost:    Early bird pricing of $55 per youth (includes robot kit to take home, batteries, and event shirt) for those new youth participating by October 20th.  Price jumps to $65 afterwards.   For youth returning, price is $10 (includes shirt), or $15 after October 20th.   Bring a sack lunch and extra AA batteries.   A thumb drive is a good option to have.   Event is free for adults to attend.  

For the Advanced group, please bring and old tv remote with arrow buttons.   We may have some extra on hand.  

Attend as an individual or come with friends from your unit.  Adult supervision is required. 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:  Saint Louis University, United Scrap, Primal Engineering, and Zagros Robotics.

Schedule of Events:

8:30 am -9:00 am   Check in/ get shirts / Room assignments

9:10 am - 10:00 am   Breakout into small groups for safety / career briefing 

10:00 am - 11:30 am   Build and wire robots

11:30 am - 12:00 pm   Review Arduino IDE setup slides, run the test programs, and fix/rewire the robot as necessary

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm  Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm   Programming intro slides and line follower code walk through

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Upload, test, and tune the basic line follower program in the robot

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Review engineering notebooks and sign MB cards before leaving the classroom

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Competition and awards ceremony (public is welcome to attend)


When & Where
Scoutbotics 2018
Parks College - SLU Campus
Saturday 10-27-2018
8:00 AM CT to 4:00 PM CT Past
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