Monday, September 17, 2012

Girl Scouts Build Thanksgiving Parade Float for 100

The Detroit Free Press reports that Girl Scouts from across southeast Michigan had a chance Saturday to help build a float for the Thanksgiving Day parade that will commemorate Girl Scouts of the USA's 100th Anniversary.

The float project came about when the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan chapter approached the Parade Company about building a float to commemorate the group's centennial, said Steve Abood, spokesman for the civic event planner. The float design is a giant cake that will be the Girl Scouts' trademark green. About a month of work will go into building the tribute, Abood said.

The girls who worked Saturday signed up for the event in advance, said Michael Baird, spokesman for the Girls Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. They came from all over. As the afternoon went on, girls like Sydnei, 9, waited in anticipation for their turns to papier-mÂché.

Sydnei had gone through face painting and costume fun, and pointed to a zip-lining badge as her favorite achievement, scattered among several badges denoting her efforts to sell cookies.

"It was fun and scary and, at the same time, it went fast," she said.