As part of the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary celebrations, Girl Scouts created a special float for the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, 2012. The spectacular float, designed and decorated by Girl Scouts, celebrated our centennial anniversary and was viewed by an international audience of more than 50 million! Depicted on the float were sections that symbolized adventure and discovery, skills learned through the cookie program, yellow roses that signified the importance of friendship, and a section that represented the history of Girl Scouts, and founder Juliette Gordon Low and her pearls.
For a $5 donation, which supported the float, anyone could make a Float Flower Dedication and specify a name of their choice to be put on the float and "ride" the parade route. People dedicated flowers for their daughters, troop leaders, volunteers, mothers, or in memory of a loved one. Our own alumnae group, Trefoil I, purchased flowers in honor of members Joan Sutterfield, Betty Crook, Jeanne Johnston, Laurel Fosness, and Becky Fraundorfer for their inspiration, dedication and service to the group. They also purchased flowers in memoriam of Ruth Schollenbarger, Betty Rutledge, Carole Jones, Verona Adkins, and Shirley Leach, past members, officers, and the founding mothers of Trefoil I.