Depicting the power of girl leadership, the Girl Scout float design showcases a century of Girl Scout traditions and highlights today’s girls as capable of making great changes to benefit society. This year an audience of more than 50 million will see the Girl Scout float “Building a Better World” return to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in New York City.
Two dozen giant Girl Scout badges representing everything from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the outdoors to financial literacy and entrepreneurship, as well as the Gold Award, Girl Scouts’ highest award. will be on display.
Performing on the Girl Scout float this year will be Grammy Award–nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day, who will sing her moving anthem, “Stand Up for Something,” from the film Marshall. Day will be accompanied by Grammy and Academy Award–winning artist and actor Common, who co-wrote and is featured in the song—for which Day and Common recently won the Hollywood Song Award at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards.
The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC, Thursday, November 23, from 9:00 a.m. to noon across time zones. To advance the G.I.R.L. Agenda and for tips on leading positive change through civic action, visit www.GIRLagenda.org.