Southern California Regional Robotics Forum (SCRRF)

SCRRF was merged into Los Angeles Robotics (LARobotics), a non-profit public benefit corporation, on May 18, 2010. SCRRF is now a division of Los Angeles Robotics and is supervised by the SCRRF Committee. SCRRF's nonprofit tax ID was transferred to Los Angeles Robotics. See the LARobotics home page for more information.

The Southern California Robotics Regional Forum (SCRRF) is a nonprofit association formed by FIRST robotics teams in Southern California. Originating in Chatsworth, the Forum was formed after the 2001 FIRST Robotics Competition season in the spirit of sharing and helping in the FIRST community. It is the goal of SCRRF to provide a way for Southern California teams, both rookies and veterans, to get help and to share opinions so that the experience can be improved for everyone.

SCRRF hosts the Fall Classic and Pre-Bag Scrimmage as well as various workshops to help teams prepare for upcoming competitions. Beside the events and workshops, teams in SCRRF have formed a sense of FIRST community, making their experience so much more enjoyable.

SCRRF Mission

  • To inspire and excite young people about the accessibility, fun, and importance of math, science, engineering, and manufacturing;
  • To provide a means for community support for additional educational and career awareness endeavors;
  • To provide training and mentorship for students, teachers, and professional volunteers; and
  • To provide local robotics competitions and activities for regional schools.


Kit Bot Build Day - January

Pre-Bag Scrimmage - February (the Saturday and Sunday before President's Day)

Fall Classic - September (Saturday and Sunday)

Fall Workshops - November (Saturday)

For additional information about SCRRF events, see the list in the left column.


SCRRF offered scholarships to high school seniors from 2005 to 2018.
SCRRF will begin offering team grants in 2019.

See SCRRF Scholarships for information.

Other Information

For announcements, discussions and files prior to December 6, 2017, including semi-annual financial reports prior to June 30, 2010, see the SCRRF Yahoo Group.

For financial reports since June 30, 2010, see Financial Reports.

For announcements, discussions and files since December 6, 2017, see the SCRRF Google Group.

SCRRF participated in the Connect-A-Million-Minds program sponsored by
Time Warner Cable.

Donate to SCRRF

Donate by check to :
    Los Angeles Robotics, ATTN: LeRoy Nelson, Treasurer
    1457 3rd Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Donate by credit card, debit card or electronic check using PayPal Giving Fund.


Chris Husmann, SCRRF Chair,

Joe Petito, SCRRF Registrar,

LeRoy Nelson, LARobotics Treasurer,

Richard Sisk, Southern California FIRST Senior Mentor,

David Berggren, FIRST Senior Regional Director of California,,