For the first time in the 90-year history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Girl Scouts of the USA be joining in with their very own float.

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Said Andrea Bastiani Archibald, “Chief Girl & Parent Expert” at Girl Scouts of the USA, “What better way to champion the amazing things our Girl Scouts do and the impact they make every day than to give their accomplishments national visibility with a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?”

According to the announcement, “the float will showcase two dozen Girl Scout badges representing everything from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the outdoors to financial literacy and entrepreneurship as well as a Gold Award symbol that celebrates this year’s centennial of Girl Scouts’ highest awards.” (The Gold Award, which “represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting,” is a capstone a la the Eagle Scout project.)

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It sounds like a particularly whizz-bang float, too, with lots of moving parts powered by (of course) Girl Scouts: “Audiences of over 50 million will witness girls maneuvering mechanics on the float to connect giant 3-D puzzle pieces of a globe to ‘build a better world,’ while other girls will climb and belay on the pieces and help power the float forward by riding bicycles, helming the steering wheel, and more,” the announcement continued.

Girl Scouts of the USA sent us an artist’s rendering of the float, too. Look for it come Thanksgiving morning.


Photo, rendering courtesy Girl Scouts of the USA.