December Pre-Parade Recap

 


THERE'S STILL TIME TO GET YOUR NAME ON THE FLOAT!

Dedicate! Only 10 days Left to Get Your Name on the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float!

Have you dedicated a float flower to your favorite Girl Scouts, troop, leader, parent, volunteer, friend or supporter yet? Don’t miss this chance to be a part of Girl Scouts history!

With just a $5 donation per name/dedication, you can honor someone special with this meaningful gift. Each float flower dedication will ride aboard the Girl Scout float, giving the honoree a virtual ride in the 2012 Rose® Parade, which will be watched by millions worldwide on Monday, January 2, 2012.

However, there are only 10 days left to get your name or the name of a loved one on the float and be a part of this once in a lifetime event!

 

Multiple dedications can be made online by clicking here to visit the GSGLA website.

Name dedications can be made easily from any mobile device (for donations of $5.00) - Here’s how to make a dedication in 2 easy steps:

1) Text the following message to 52000:
FLOWER [insert name of person you'd like to "ride" the float]
Example: FLOWER Savannah Doe
[One text = One name = $5.00 donation. Please send one text per name.]

2) Reply "YES" to the automated reply that asks you to confirm your donation. A $5.00 charge will appear on your mobile phone bill per donation*.

You can also donate to the float without a name dedication by texting FLOWER to 52000. Reply Yes to make a $5.00 donation.

OR for larger donations or to make several named donations, text FLOAT to 91011 and a representative will call you back and assist you.

Click here to find out how many names are already on the float and see the latest float component reveal!

You can also sponsor a float outwalker! Click here to learn how.

Watch this video, made by Girl Scouts and volunteers, to learn more about dedicating a flower!

 

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WATCH THE ROSE® PARADE ON JANUARY 2ND!

Feel like you are riding on the float as it makes it way down Colorado Blvd. We will have a camera on the float, so you can watch the 123rd Annual Tournament of Roses® Parade on January 2 and see the view the Float Riders will have during the parade.

GSGLA will be streaming the Rose® parade on our website. Just click the "See the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float Live!" button on the www.girlscoutsla.org website homepage on January 2 to view all the float pageantry.

Special thanks to Ultimate Vision Systems, Inc. for donating the webcam equipment and to Verizon for donating the airtime.

 

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100TH ANNIVERSARY FLOAT REVEAL

 
Float Reveal

The Girl Scouts' Anniversary Float is made up of components that reflect the rich history and the dynamic future of the Girl Scout Movement. The Girl Scouts' Anniversary Float is made up of components that reflect the rich history and the dynamic future of the Girl Scout Movement.

The Front Satellite Unit carries Girl Scouts of all six levels proudly ride this floral tribute to 100 years of Girl Scouting. The theme, "What Will You Do Today?" is answered on the main float by a representation of unlimited girl opportunities.

The Tall ship, Car, Robotic Space Rover symbolize adventure, discovery, travel and the many experiences that Girl Scouting offers through STEM, outdoor & environment, healthy living, and arts and culture programs.

At the end of everyone’s favorite rainbow is a Pot of Girl Scout Cookies, representing the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the nation's largest business/financial literacy program for girls.

The Yellow Roses signify the importance of friendship throughout the life of a Girl Scout.

The Gold Award celebrates the highest level of achievement in Girl Scouting. The Gold Award component will be crafted from shades of yellow and gold strawflower petals with a rainbow of red carnations, orange roses, yellow chrysanthemums, blue iris and green tea leaves.

The Book and Pearls honors the Girl Scouts history and founder, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low. The pearls represent the pearls she sold to fund the first Girl Scout Troops.

The High-flying, High Achieving Girl Scout depicts a Girl Scout astronaut wearing a badge/patch filled sash, she symbolizes curiosity, exploration and propelling the Girl Scout movement into the future.

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 100TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR MERCHANDISE

It you still haven't gotten your 100th Anniversary merchandise, hurry! Quantities are limited!

Shop online today at shop.girlscoutsla.org or visit one of our seven retail locations* (click here for locations) to pick up 100th anniversary collector items.

*NOTE: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Offices and Shops will be closed December 23 to January 2.

 



A percentage of all 100th Anniversary Merchandise sales will go to support the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float in the 2012 Tournament of Roses® Parade, the Girl Scout Float Riders & Outwalkers, and the 100th Anniversary Girl Scouts celebrations and activities.

Thank you for your support!

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ATTEND "GIRL SCOUT NIGHT" FUNTASTIC FLOATS DECORATING TENT EVENT!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
& Thursday, December 29, 2011


Lot I Tent, Pasadena Rose Bowl©
Two Sessions – 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM*

*Tournament of Roses has agreed to walk-ins! Get there early!

Come out for an evening of fun and meet with inspirational Girl Scouts and community members who help create the parade. Meet many of the requirements for the Tournament of Roses© Interest Project, Badge, and Patch while exploring the story of how floats are planned, designed and built with designers, builders and volunteers. Note: This will not include float decorating. This event is for Brownie Scouts and older – no Daisy Scouts, please. Cost is $15/Scout. Credit cards and checks are appreciated.

Click here to download this flyer.

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MEET THE GIRL SCOUTS 100TH ANNIVERSARY FLOAT PARTICIPANTS!

 

In celebration of the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary in 2012, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is hosting the Girl Scouts’ float in the Tournament of Roses® Parade, January 2, 2012. 156 Girl Scouts will represent the movement and participate in the parade:

• 25 Gold Award Girl Scouts will open and close the parade

• 50 Gold Award Girl Scouts will carry the award banners for each float in the parade that won an award

• 60 Gold and Silver Award Girl Scouts will walk with the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float

• 7 Girl Scouts will be in the color guard in front of the Girl Scouts’ float

• 10 Girl Scouts representing each level of Girl Scouting (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador) will be on the float (note: because of Tournament of Roses age restrictions some of our Girl Scouts will be representing a younger level)

• 4 Girl Scout Alumnae will also be on the float: Anna Maria Chávez, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA; Gail Boyle, Senior Vice President, Union Bank; Renee Hoss Johnson, float designer, troop leader and Sony Pictures Television Production Designer; Jesse Klemme, 3rd year college student, Gold Award Girl Scout and member of award winning robotics team

Click here to read more about the float riders and to see a listing of all of the 100th Anniversary float parade participants!

Because of all the related expenses, most organizations charge their participants to be in the parade. We opened the opportunity to any Girl Scout. Help sponsor a float rider, Gold Award Girl Scout walker, color guard or outwalker today! Click here to learn how.

Pictured are local area Girl Scouts who will ride the 100th Anniversary Float on January 2. Front Row L to R: Haley De Boom, Ambassador Girl Scout from Lakewood, CA; Carissa Coane, Brownie Girl Scout from Pasadena, CA; Valerie Reseigne, Brownie Girl Scout from Upland, CA; Katie Dickins, Senior Girl Scout from Claremont, CA and Katie Xia-Ian Kaessinger, Cadette Girl Scout from Torrance, CA.

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CHECK OUT THESE EXCITING FLOAT WEEK EVENTS!

Tuesday, December 27

Just Imagine... Hollywood Day: Hollywood Photo Scavenger Hunt. Hosted by Program Staff. Please RSVP to Theston@girlscoutsla.org.

Special Hollywood Sightseeing Package
. $40 per person. Includes: Madame Tussauds admission, El Capitan Theatre, Starline Bus Tour, Grauman's Chinese Theatre tour. Package price is for groups of 20 or more. Click here for the flier. Contact Lisa Axelrod at LAxelrod@girlscoutsla.org for more information.

Wednesday, December 28

Just Imagine... All Things Science: Girl Scout Day at California Science Center. Girl Scouts are invited to come for the day and take part in the Special Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt. Awards will be given to the first 10 to complete the Scavenger Hunt by 1pm. Admission to the Science Center's permanent exhibition galleries is FREE. Discount tickets to the IMAX show will be available. NOTE: No registration required for this event.

Snow Day at Kidspace Children's Museum-Pasadena. It's going to snow in Pasadena! Learn how snow is formed and enjoy winter crafts. Pre-registration for Kidspace Museum is required. For a special Girl Scout rate mention discount "GSLA" at the ticket booth or at the museum store. Discount rate is only valid for Dec. 28. Contact Elisa Blackmon at eblackmon@girlscoutsla.org for more information.

Girl Scout Night Funtastic Floats Decorating Tent Sessions at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Session A & B. Girls will meet most of the requirements for the Tournament of Roses Patch or the Float Decorators Badge or IPP, courtesy of the Tournament of Roses! $15.00 per girl and open to Girls Grades 2-12. Come find out about the mechanics and building of floats, meet a float judge and decorator. Learn about decorating materials used on floats. Participate in a scavenger hunt, do hands on activities and meet a special guest. NOTE: This will NOT include float decorating. The Tournament of Roses has opened this up to walk-in registration. Get there early! Credit Cards and checks are appreciatedContact Terese Miller at tmiller@girlscoutsla.org.

Thursday, December 29

Girl Scout Night Funtastic Floats Decorating Tent at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Session C & D. Girls will meet most of the requirements for the Tournament of Roses Patch or the Float Decorators Badge or IPP, courtesy of the Tournament of Roses! $15.00 per girl and open to Girls Grades 2-12. Come find out about the mechanics and building of floats, meet a float judge and decorator. Learn about decorating materials used on floats. Participate in a scavenger hunt, do hands on activities and meet a special guest. NOTE: This will NOT include float decorating. The Tournament of Roses has opened this up to walk-in registration. Get there early! Credit Cards and checks are appreciated. Contact Terese Miller at tmiller@girlscoutsla.org.

Just Imagine... Universal Studios - Girl Scout Green Day! $39 per Girl Scout. 1 complimentary adult admission for every 10 purchased girl tickets. Additional adult tickets are $55. Bring your SWAP's and meet girls from around GSGLA or other Councils. SWAP all day and come to our special SWAPmeet from 11:00am - 12:00pm hosted by Program Staff. NOTE: There needs to be a minimum number of Girl Scout attendees in order for the SWAPorama to be held. Girl Scout ticket rates are not available at the ticket booth. You must pre-purchase tickets. Register through Universal Studios. For more information, contact Lisa Axelrod at LAxelrod@girlscoutsla.org.

Friday, December 30

S'mores, Songs and Celebration - Ring in New Year's the Girl Scout way! Open to Girls Grades K-12, $5.00 per girl and $5.00 per adult. Gather with Girl Scout friends new and old around the campfire as we kick off 2012 and Girl Scout’s amazing 100 year history. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles would like to invite you to one of our simultaneous campfire celebrations, share s’mores and sing along with your Girl Scout Family. If you are visiting for the Rose Parade please feel free to join us and share in our collective excitement and celebration. Includes Smore’s and special patchlet. Please Note: NO LATE REGISTRATIONS OR WALK-INS ALLOWED. Click here to register online. Contact Jennifer Odum at jodum@girlscoutsla.org.

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COME SEE THE FLOAT AFTER THE PARADE!

See the beauty and splendor of the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float after the parade at the Post Parade Exhibit. The Post Parade Exhibit is a unique opportunity for the public to walk by and view the design and floral detailing up close that goes into the floats.  Don't forget your camera and please allow 2 hours to view all of the floats!

Post Parade Exhibit

Monday,  January 2   and  Tuesday, January 3

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.*

*NOTE: Ticket sales end at 3:00 p.m.; lot closes at 5:00 p.m.

The Post Parade Showcase Lot is located at 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 at the intersection of Washington Blvd and Sierra Madre Blvd.

$10 per person and free for children ages 5 and younger. Pay at entrance. 7 a.m.- 9 a.m. is reserved for seniors and mobility impaired visitors. Click here for more information and driving directions.

The Tournament of Roses is currently offering a FREE audio tour of the floats featured in the 122nd Rose Parade. The Float Audio Tour can be downloaded from the "podcast" area on iTunes.

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Ann Farley’s troop and the Girl Scouts of Claibourn sponsored a Rose Court Panel Fundraiser to support the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Float in the 2012 Tournament of Roses® Parade.

Attendees got to mix and mingle with former Rose Queens, Princesses, Queen Mums and The Royal Rose Court Etiquette Consultant. They had the opportunity to ask questions about the Tournament of Roses® Parade and shop the unique Floatique Boutique for 100th Anniversary "parade wear" and collectibles.

Despite a windstorm the day before in the San Gabriel Valley area, the event had a great turnout of Girl Scout support. Anne Farley and the Girl Scouts of Claibourn came to the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles headquarters and presented a check for $2,103 in support of the 100th Anniversary Float!!

In attendance for the check presentation was Ann Farley; Roses & Royalty Planning Committee Troop members; Claibourn Girl Scouts; Girl Scout 100th Anniversary float rider, Carissa Coane; GSGLA's Chief External Relations Officer, Carol Dedrich; GSGLA's Director of Marketing, Kenya Yarbrough and GSGLA's Senior Manager of Donor Relations, Julie Lovelock.

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Union Bank is a proud sponsor of the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary float entry in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade.

 

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Visit the 100th Anniversary page at www.girlscoutsla.org

 

 

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
(213) 213-0150 ▪ www.girlscoutsla.org