Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother-Daughter Duo Design Girl Scout Anniversary Float

EON reports that mother-daughter duo Renée Hoss-Johnson and daughter Brianne Johnson will design the Girl Scouts float for the 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Parade. The float will celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting upon the organization’s centennial next year.

Hoss-Johnson, a production designer and mom, designed her first Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade float in 1989. The award-winning designer and her husband Michael, who also engineers some of the more mechanical floats, have spent many holiday seasons making sure the finishing touches on her whimsical designs are to specifications; so much so that her daughter, Brianne, was often considered a “float orphan,” watching excitedly as her mother’s renderings came to life.

Brianne’s winter vacations of gluing flowers sparked her own interest in design, and she has now teamed with her mom to design the Girl Scouts of Greater LA’s entry in the 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Hoss-Johnson is a Girl Scout Troop Leader for her daughter, who has been in Girl Scouts for 12 years and has earned the Gold Award, Girl Scouts’ highest honor.

“Being a Troop Leader for my daughter has kept me in synch with Brianne throughout her life. It has truly been a gift to be able to stand back and watch her learn and blossom with every badge and award she has received,” Hoss-Johnson said. “It has given me a chance to watch her mature and turn into an accomplished and confident young woman.”