Have you heard the news? Girl Scouts of the USA’s “Building a Better World” float will return to the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
We received inquiries from volunteers and parents about girls participating in the parade. GSUSA shared with us per Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition, everyone participating in the parade is either an employee or associate of Macy's (or its affiliated companies) and their family and friends. Macy's will work to identify Girl Scouts within the ranks of parade participants, who will ride the float and walk in the parade. (For more info, visit the GSUSA blog.)
There are many ways New York City Girl Scouts can express their Thanksgiving Day spirit!
- Tune in! The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC on Thursday, November 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.
- See the Parade in person: To watch with your fellow Girl Scout sisters, Girl Scouts of the USA will have special meet up locations on the WEST side of Central Park West and 75th Street and WEST side of 6th Avenue and 45th Street. For parade watching tips and more, visit the GSUSA blog.
- Get Creative. Take “I Spy” to the next level by coloring your findings and drawing in your favorite Girl Scout badges using the “Building a Better World” coloring sheet.
- Give Back: This year has been especially difficult—between Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires ravaging California, many of our Girl Scout sisters across the United States have found themselves in challenging situations. This Thanksgiving, while sharing what you are grateful for, take a moment to donate to those in need. And don’t forget to save the date: Girl Scouts of the USA will be joining forces with Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council to host a special Facebook Live on November 28 with more ways to help.
Now that you’re ready to celebrate, don't forget to share your photos and stories with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on Thanksgiving Day–the Girl Scout way!