Tournament of Roses Parade
Tournament of Roses Parade 2012
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To celebrate our 100th Anniversary, GSGLA is hosting a float entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on January 2, 2012! Participating in this prestigious event will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Girl Scouts while showcasing our programs and values to the world. Special thanks to Union Bank for their generous support of the float.
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The Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float
GSGLA proudly entered a float in the January 2, 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. The float kicked off the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts and showcased what it means to be a Girl Scout to the nation and the world! This lovely float traveled the 5 ½ mile parade route with girls from all levels riding upon it as well as walking alongside it. The float was honored with the Past Presidents’ Award for Most Creative Design & Use of Both Floral & Non-Floral Materials.
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The 100th Anniversary Float represented more than 15,000 names of people who made flower dedications for themselves or a loved one, who "rode the float" virtually! It's not to late to support the float and the 100th Anniversary events!
The Front Satellite Unit carries Girl Scouts of all six levels proudly ride this floral tribute to 100 years of Girl Scouting. The theme, "What Will You Do Today?" is answered on the main float by a representation of unlimited girl opportunities.
The Tall ship, Car, Robotic Space Rover symbolize adventure, discovery, travel and the many experiences that Girl Scouting offers through STEM, outdoor adventure & environment, healthy living, and arts and culture programs.
At the end of everyone’s favorite rainbow is a Pot of Girl Scout Cookies, representing the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the nation's largest business/financial literacy program for girls.
The Yellow Roses signify the importance of friendship throughout the life of a Girl Scout.
The Gold Award celebrates the highest level of achievement in Girl Scouting. The Gold Award component will be crafted from shades of yellow and gold strawflower petals with a rainbow of red carnations, orange roses, yellow chrysanthemums, blue iris and green tea leaves.
The Book and Pearls honors the Girl Scouts’ history and founder, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low. The pearls represent the pearls she sold to fund the first Girl Scout Troops.
The High-flying, High Achieving Girl Scout depicts a Girl Scout astronaut wearing a badge/patch filled sash, she symbolizes curiosity, exploration and propelling the Girl Scout movement into the future.
Selection for the float riders, outwalkers, banner carriers and color guards started back in the summer of 2011 and hundreds of Girl Scouts from across the greater Los Angeles area applied for the honor to represent the Girl Scout movement. Several selection committees made up of volunteers had the difficult task of selecting the 156 Girl Scouts. Click here to read about each of our 14 float riders and see a listing of our outwalkers, banner carriers and color guards.
We invite your troop to earn the official Girl Scout Tournament of Roses patch and 2012 Theme Bar even without visiting Pasadena! Click here for more information on the Tournament of Roses patch.
*Past Events Associated with the Float (Prior to 1.2.12)*:
There are many ways that you can help support the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float and the Girl Scout Float Riders and Outwalkers. Click here to learn how you can dedicate a float flower and get a virtual ride on the float, shop 100th Anniversary commemorative merchandise or sponsor a phenomenal Girl Scout at this once-in-a-lifetime event!
The parade is almost here! Be a part of the celebration! To celebrate float week Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is hosting special events and activity themed days for Girl Scouts to participate in the week before the parade. If you are here visiting (click here for the Road to Roses Girl Scouts Parade Guide) or this is your home, please join us to help celebrate this historic event. Come to decorate floats, tour Pasadena and the Los Angeles area, earn patches and experience the Rose® Parade. Click here to see a listing of our float week activities.
Come celebrate with us on Sunday, December 11 for the GSGLA Float Rally! This is your chance for a special preview of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’ 100th Anniversary Float before it hits the Rose Parade route on January 2, 2012. Cost is just $12! Click here for details.
Attention Girls and Troop Leaders! If you're interested in decorating a float for the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade, please read all the information and view the available dates at www.gsfloatdecorators.com.
Reserve your seat and join hundreds of other Girl Scouts, volunteers, alumnae and supporters for a live, street-side look at the Girl Scout float on January 2, 2012! Click here for more information.
Details are added constantly, so please check back for updates.