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 FIRST Robotics Competition REGISTRATION (for grades 9th to 12th)
2017-18 registration is currently open.  Use the form below for more information on our 2017-18 season.  Deadline to join the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition Season is 01-17-18 or when we reach capacity. Limited space is available on the team, first come first serve!

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NEW STUDENTS

We are a year round robotics team that is involved with numerous FIRST Programs and competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The best time to join in is late summer.  Joining during the summer will let everyone meet and adjust as well as prepare for the new season’s challenge, compete at off-season events, run robotics demonstrations and participate in community service.

EXPECTED SCHEDULE

Our meeting schedule is posted on our forum. Meetings are held year-round, mostly on Mondays and Wednesdays at our build space with monthly Saturday work or fun days. We conduct summer camps, fundraising, prepare for off-season competitions the upcoming build season. The new FIRST Robotics Competition season starts at Kickoff, the first Saturday of January, and the build season last for 6 weeks. The competitions can run through the end of April.  During the build and competition seasons we meet more often.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Our current outreaches are posted on our forum.  We participate in 30+ outreaches each year. There are opportunities to volunteer at FIRST events, professional conferences, local STEM events, and more.  Additional Exploding Bacon outreach includes Spark Science Kits and our #FIRSTLikeAGirl campaign.

Instructions are in club handbook for the following registrations:
ALL CLUB MEMBERS MUST:
Register on the Forum: http://forums.explodingbacon.com

Facebook:
Member site for parents and students:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExplodingBaconRobotics/
Fan site to share with family and friends:
https://www.facebook.com/explodingbacon1902
Please check the side bar for all other social media links.

Parents/Coaches to become 4-H Approved Mentors:
Email Elise Cronin-Hurley @ baconclublead@gmail.com for information on becoming a 4-H approved mentor/chaperone.  All coaches must be 4-H Approved Mentors. 4-H and FIRST approved parents are needed for demo supervision and competition chaperoning.

Dues for 2017-18 season.
Expected Annual Registration is $140/student member. (to be voted on during the summer 2017)
Plus the 2017-18 4-H Dues of $20
All competitions and off-season travel costs are the responsibility of the member.

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