Welcome to 4H Garnet Squadron Robotics!

4-H Garnet Squadron Robotics is a 4-H club for students in Lexington and Richland Counties interested in robotics, science, and engineering. Working with mentors from the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing, we participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12) and FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8), and we stage demonstrations in the area to spread the word about how rewarding careers in science and engineering can be! Our club currently competes as FRC team 4901 (Garnet Squadron Robotics) and FLL teams 18486 (Garnet Squadron Alfa). No experience with robotics or 4-H is necessary to join the club; 4-H annual dues are just $10 and include access to a number of other great clubs and activities should you desire. We'd love to have you work with us!

2016 FRC Season Begins

FIRST has released the game for our 2016 season! In the next six weeks, our team will build a robot to play in a game of ‘capture the flag’ on a field complete with a tower, 8 types of defenses,

2015-2016 Interest Meeting August 28th!

4-H Garnet Squadron Robotics is accepting new students in grades 4-12 for their regional champion robotics program. Students from public, private, and homeschool programs are welcome! Students work with mentors from USC’s College of Engineering & Computing competing in the

2015 Control System BETA Team!

2015 Control System RoboRIO

We have been selected as the 2015 Control System BETA Team in the state of South Carolina. What this means for us is over the next 3 months we will be hard at work testing and debugging software, hardware, and

Garnet Squadron Wins Orlando Regional!

Garnet Squadron Orlando Regional 2014

The Garnet Squadron traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in their second regional event March 13 – 16th at the UCF Arena. After a disappointing ending to what the team thought to be a successful showing at the Palmetto Regional;

FRC 2014 Season & Build Begins!


On January 4th, 2014 FIRST released the newest edition of the FIRST Robotics Competition game. This year’s game is called Aerial Assist alliances of 3 teams will drive their robots and attempt to assist each other in trying to score

New Sponsors & Grants Awarded!


Garnet Squadron Robotics is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the NASA FIRST rookie grant! The NASA rookie grant is one of the most prestigious and difficult to earn grants in FIRST and we are ecstatic that we

Garnet Squadron FLL Qualifies for SC State Championship

Members of Garnet Squadron Alfa with their Robot Performance Award and the golden ticket to the South Carolina FLL State Championship

Yesterday, members of the Garnet Squadron’s FIRST LEGO League team, Garnet Squadron Alfa, competed at the Columbia Qualifier for their chance at the state tournament.  All four members of the team, newbies to FIRST and FLL, put in long hours