Thursday, November 22, 2018

Top Highlights from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade You Don’t Want to Miss

The 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® highlights are here, and we're SO here for them! Whether you celebrated from your living room couch sipping your morning beverage of choice or joined the thousands of people who braved the cold Manhattan morning, there was a ton to celebrate and be grateful for.

This year we cheered girls who are building a better world through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At a time when women account for half the college-educated workforce but fill just 29 percent of science and engineering occupations, Girl Scouts is cultivating girls' interest in these topics from an early age and helping them build valuable STEM skills so they can take the lead and positively influence our world. Talk about inspirational! To see all the STEM badges you can start earning as a Girl Scout click here.

We’re so thankful to everyone who participated to make this the best Thanksgiving parade ever. From all of you watching and following along on social media to everyone behind the scenes working hard to make this incredible event happen, thank you for your part shouting out girls’ accomplishments far and wide.

And now, without further ado, check out our EPIC parade moments.

Moment #1

Girl Scouts rock the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® this year! Our “Building a Better World Through STEM” float and the very special musical guest Tegan Marie energize the crowds in the heart of New York City.

Moment #2

Rising pop-country star and Girl Scout, Tegan Marie, who took action to help kids affected by the water crisis in her hometown of Flint, Michigan, points out the Water badge aboard the Girl Scout Float. Did you know? Tegan Marie is one of the youngest country performers in the parade’s history and the youngest performer ever on the Girl Scout float.

Moment #3 

Girl Scout Sophia helps hold up the banner announcing our “Building a Better World Through STEM” float. 

Moment #4

Girl Scout Sophia having the best time as a special Girl Reporter interviewing fellow Girl Scout and a rising country music artist Tegan Marie. Tegan reminds girls that if they think big and raise their voices, they can have a profound impact.

Moment #5

The “Building a Better World” float brings to life key elements of Girl Scouts’ STEM programming, including space science, engineering, and STEM in the outdoors. The float also boasts over half a dozen STEM-related badges ranging from Home Scientist to Digital Photographer.

Moment #6

Girl Scouts members and volunteers wave to the crowd alongside their float!

Moment #7

While families across the United States were getting ready for turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, Girl Scouts made their way down the streets of Manhattan passing by some of the iconic NYC landmarks, such as Radio City Music Hall.

To find out more about Girl Scouts and how they’re preparing girls to take the lead, visit