Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), commonly referred to as simply Girl Scouts, is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, it was organized after Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911. Upon returning to Savannah, Georgia, she telephoned a distant cousin, saying, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!"
History with the Macy's Parade
The Girl Scouts first appeared in the 2016 Macy's Parade with a brand-new float, entitled "Building A Better World". The float features girls "building a better world" by arranging giant 3-D puzzle pieces to form a globe. Along with the giant puzzle, the float featured two dozen "embroidered" Girl Scout badges rendered in beautiful detail and representing everything from STEM and the outdoors to financial literacy and entrepreneurship—as well as a Gold Award symbol that celebrates this year's centennial of Girl Scouts' highest award. Spread throughout the float are references to activities that represent what Girl Scouts past and present have done and continue to do as they take action locally and globally. From discovering new things and participating in outdoor adventures to developing entrepreneurship skills and exploring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This float was retired after the 2018 Parade.
Below, you will find a list of every performer/celebrity that has performed/appeared on the float, alongside the respective songs which they sang during the NBC Telecast.
- 2016 - Maddie & Tae; performed "Fly"
- 2017 - Andra Day & Common; performed "Stand Up For Something"
- 2018 - Tegan Marie; performed "Keep It Lit"