Friday, December 30, 2011

California Girl Scouts and Anna Maria Chávez Set to Ride on the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float in the Tournament of Roses Parade

California's Moorpark Patch reports that as a part of the celebration for its 100-year anniversary, the Girl Scouts are building a special float for this year's Rose Parade and girls from one local troop have been helping put it together.

Before Christmas, the scouts worked cutting up flower petals and shredding coconut that will be placed on the float, as all entire surface must be covered using natural materials. They returned Tuesday, when they spent the day gluing black onion seeds to signs that will go on the float.

While it could be tedious work—it took them about four hours to cover one sign—Brianna Csellack, 11, who's helped decorate floats for three years now, said it was fun to do, plus they got to chat with friends while working.

On January 2, 2012, 14 Girl Scouts from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of the USA's CEO Anna Maria Chávez and Girl Scout alumnae will come together to ride into history on the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float as it cruises down Colorado Boulevard in front of millions of parade watchers and TV audiences in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. Representing the spirit of Girl Scouts past and present, each rider was selected based on their Girl Scout history, accomplishments and achievements in community service.

Featured riders include Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, Anna Maria Chávez, a lifetime Girl Scout member, award-winning lawyer and community leader. She will be joined by Senior Vice President and Manager of National Fund Finance at Union Bank, alumna Gayle I. Boyle, whose personal story of how Girl Scouts has empowered three generations of Girl Scouts in her family was the winning entry from among a plethora of entries of impressive female executives.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles invites all Girl Scouts to ride alongside these honored Girl Scouts, virtually, by dedicating a float flower and getting their name on the float. In hopes that every flower on the float represent a Girl Scout or Girl Scout alum, for a donation of $5 per name, Girl Scouts from all over the world can be honored on the 100th Anniversary float.