Team Model Scouts started in September 2011 as part of the FIRST LEGO League Food Factor competition.    The name “Model Scouts” was chosen because all of the team members are involved in scouting (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts) and enjoy LEGO® models. There’s also a subtle play on the notion of “model children” (although some of the parents might dispute this). The FLL Core Values align very well with the values promoted by youth scouting.

We introduce scouting and community groups in the North Texas area to robotics, NXT LEGO Mindstorms, FIRST LEGO League and the Boy Scout Robotics Merit Badge.  You can also see our robots in action and talk with the team at area events.  Please note that we have limited availability to do community events during our competitive season (mid-June to January).

2012 FIRST LEGO League Team — Senior Solutions

Team members: Anthony Mellone, Katherine Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Veronica Stark, and Walter Stark.   The team is coached by Patrick Michaud.  Awards and events:

2012 MoonBots Team

Team members:  Matthew Thomas, Katherine Thomas and Anthony Mellone.    Patrick Michaud is the Team Captain.


2011 FIRST LEGO League Team — Food Factor

Team members:  Matthew Thomas, Katherine Thomas, Anthony Mellone, Brendan Chanpong, and Brady Chanpong. The team was coached by Patrick Michaud.

  • North Texas Regional FIRST LEGO League Championship, Jan 21, 2012
    • 2nd Place Robot Game
    • Judges Award
  • North Texas Regional FIRST LEGO League Qualifier, Dec 10, 2011
    • Robot Design Award
    • 2nd Place Robot Game

Contact Model Scout Robotics via email to info@modelscoutrobotics.org .

Model Scout Robotics FLL Team 2011 in action

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Ellen Wandtke

    Dear Republic of Pi,

    Mty FLL team is confused about the allowable size of the robot. The base is 18x14x12. Is that the maximum size of the robot plus its attachments

    1. pmichaud Post author

      The robot and all of its attachments must fit inside of the Base whenever the team starts or restarts the robot. After a start/restart the robot can extend beyond that size until the next touch/restart. See rule 29.



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