Safety is critical within FIRST and must be observed continuously by all participants. In accordance with FIRST, S.C.O.T.S Bots Team #4776 has incorporated its own unique safety program.  Our team remains commited to maintaining a culture of safety at all times.  Our safety practices are designed to provide a safe environment for our students and mentors. Whether in the shop or at a competition, we strive for zero incidents, because even one accident or injury is one too many! . 


  • Safety should always come FIRST, whether in the shop, or attending an event or competition.

  • All injuries and accidents can and should be prevented.

  • We will continue to strive for zero accidents and  incidents. 

  • Safety is everyone's responsibilty and all mentors and students are held accountable.

  • Working safely is a condition of membership.

  • All incidents, no matter how small, should be reported.  

Safety Outreach

Summer in the City, is a volunteer-led, group dynamic, non-profit, organization that's transforming the impact volunteers have on Detroit, and Detroit has on volunteers.  Our knowledgeable safety captains discussed basic electrical concepts while demonstrating open circuits, closed circuits, and short circuits. S.C.O.T.S. Bots team members introduced the world of Robotics to students young and old, by helping them create Bristlebots. Bristlebots are simple micro robots that use a conventional tooth-brush head and micro motor.  

Summer in the City~Electrical Safety

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Voyager Elementary~Electrical Safety

Safety Captains from S.C.O.T.S. Bots Team #4776 traveled to Voyager Elementary School for a safety presentation.  They presented the UL Safety Smart DVD featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy. Then, taught electrical safety to a very attentive and enthusiastic fourth grade.  They also introduced basic electrical concepts while demonstrating open circuits, closed circuits, and short circuits.  The young Voyager students were very eager to learn more about Robotics.

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As part of S.C.O.T.S. Bots ongoing committment to safety and our Howell community, we collaborated with the Howell Carnegie Library and the Howell Transportation Department  to teach school bus safety.  We used "Buster" the robot, crafted paper school buses, and read books to demonstrate the do's and don'ts of riding the school bus.  We also hung a poster in our tent to reinforce these safety concepts.  

Carnegie Library~Rescue Vehicle Day

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