A SCRIW 2016 Recap

On October 15th our team participated in an off season competition at Dreher high school in Columbia, SC. The game was Stronghold, which you can learn about here. 

Our robot and driving teams performed great throughout the day. Some of the victories throughout the day include a working robot for every match,  an efficient system assigning roles for the different driving teams, good communication with other teams, and having loads of fun! Every student had a chance to try Scouting from the stands (y’all were great!) and Mr. Cooper and Shawn, both former members of the team, were also key in making Scouting worth the time. Students also had a chance to try each role in the driving team and the consensus was that driving the robot is much harder under pressure! We are grateful to Mrs. Skrabak for putting together a n excellent lunch check to refuel the spent students. 

At the end of the qualifying rounds, we were placed 7th out of 26 teams. The 3rd team selected us to join their Alliance which we accepted gladly. Sadly, our Alliance lost after the first round of playoffs and we headed home shortly after that. 

Here are some pictures of the day! 

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Subteams in action

With multiple goals to accomplish today, students chose to work in different groups according to their preference. 

Four students worked with Mr. Cooper and Mr. James on installing the software for the FTC robot. 

Most of the Camden Military students spent time watching the FTC game video and brainstorming ideas for the robot. 

The rest of the students spent time getting the FRC robot, “Roadkill,” ready for the SCRIW competition in 2 Saturdays. Currently, the arm that collects and shoots the balls is broken and there’s always a need to tighten screws and check connections. 

Finally we had to make the decision of canceling our participation in the farmers market this weekend. We wanted to sell candles and have the students demonstrate how the robot works, but due to the impending arrival of hurricane Matthew we decided this weekend would not be the best choice. Right now, it seems like we will be at the farmers market on the 22nd. You can still purchase online anytime through our link:

 Stay safe, folks! 

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Yankee Candle FundraiserĀ 

This is our first fundraiser of the year! Christmas is around the corner and a candle is the perfect item for the people on your gift list. Get a candle for your secret Santa, your friends, and your coworkers; you can even send items directly to people who live far away! 

I love the Sparking Cinnamon candle for Christmas, but currently, I am in a Fall mood so the Macintosh candle sounds more appealing at the moment. There is even a Spiced Pumpkin scent for those of you who look forward to fall just to get everything pumpkin spice flavored! Besides the quintessential jar candles, you can also buy votives, tea light candles, accessories, flameless air fresheners,  gift sets, and kindle candles to star those cozy fires

Click on the following link to access our fundraising site:


We receive 40% from all sales which is pretty awesome! Please share this link with your friends and family who might be interested. 

Thanks in advance! 

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