(from GSUSA): We have exciting news! Girl Scouts of the USA’s “Building a Better World” float will return to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on Thursday, November 23, 2017. This year, Grammy Award nominee singer-songwriter Andra Day will perform her moving anthem “Stand Up for Something,” from the film Marshall, on the Girl Scout float alongside Grammy Award–winning hip-hop icon and actor Common, who co-wrote the song.
The Girl Scout float’s design showcases a century of traditions and highlights today’s girls as capable of making great changes to benefit society, echoing the chorus of Andra and Common’s song: “It all means nothing if you don’t stand up for something.” The float also features three Citizen badges (Celebrating Community, Inside Government, and Public Policy), which highlight Girl Scouts’ legacy of leadership and community action and will serve as encouragement for viewers to take action themselves through the newly launched G.I.R.L. Agenda Powered by Girl Scouts. This nonpartisan initiative inspires, prepares, andmobilizes every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to lead positive change through civic action. By making age-appropriate resources, based on our proven programming, accessible to all for the first time ever, the G.I.R.L. Agenda will give hundreds of thousands of girls and adults who care about them tangible ways to stand up for what they believe in.
So, what are you waiting for? Join Girl Scouts, Andra Day, and Common, and share what you stand for on social media using #GIRLagenda!
The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs live on NBC-TV on November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET and is replayed nationwide at 9:00 a.m. in each additional time zone
And don’t forget to follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on Thanksgiving Day to catch some behind-the-scenes moments from the parade!