On December 27, 2016, Troop 724 volunteered to decorate floats for the 2017 Rose Parade. There were a total of 17 Girl Scouts and their parents that volunteered!
First, our troop arrived at 7:30 a.m., at Fiesta Floats in Irwindale. The floats that we decorated were, Northwestern Mutual’s Waves of Hope and, the Lucy’s Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker Float. This float broke two World Records: The longest float and the heaviest float.
Some of our troop worked on the Angel Fish Float and others worked on the Clown Fish Float. We all used black onion seeds for this. To put them on, you had to use paint glue to correct parts of the fish – and then sprinkle some onion seeds onto a sponge and gently press it onto the glue.
My friend and I worked on the Angel Fish, and it took an extremely long time for just one type of seed! We finally finished our first fish right before lunch. After lunch was over, we continued to work on other parts of the float.We also helped with the parsley for a green background on the float. We applied it onto the float with a metal object.
This was great volunteer opportunity for Cadettes or older girls. And here’s a little tip: If girl scouts volunteer to decorate Rose Parade Floats, make sure you wear old clothes, shoes, take gloves, and dress warmly! Hope you enjoyed my article, see you Girl Scouts next time.