NBC Los Angeles reports that to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles will start off the centennial year with a float entry in the upcoming Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, with the hope that every flower on the float honors a Girl Scout, a former Girl Scout or a Girl Scout supporter.
With a $5 donation, girl scouts past and present can have their names displayed on the float. The organization hopes to secure 20,000 names before the float sets sail.
Girl Scouts is no longer merely about learning to tie a knot and start a fire, the program's themes cover several bases: Arts & Culture; Business Smarts & Financial Literacy; Environment & Outdoor Adventure, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and Wellness & Healthy Living.
“We are striving to keep up with the times and girls’ interest,” said Carol Dedrich, external relations officer for the Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. “The reason why we are still around and it has been 100 years is because we evolve with the girls.”