When a group of young ladies grow up, they’ll have a great story to tell to their children and grandchildren. Well, actually, the 14- and 15-year-old Girl Scouts won’t even have to wait that long to recount their experiences of helping to build the City of Mission Viejo’s 2009 Rose Parade float.
On Dec. 28, members from Girl Scout Troop 1662 along with three adults will travel by bus from Mission Viejo to Irwindale and help put the final floral touches on the City’s “Making a Splash” float.
The gals, who will work the 3 to 11 p.m. shift, are as happy as clams for this unique opportunity and for the chance to be together, said Troop Leader Felicia Berschauer.
“They know it will be a lot of fun, but I also think they are doing this to be together,” Felicia said. “Most of the girls have been together since kindergarten, so they are just so happy to be able to experience this together.
Felicia is a float-decorating alumnus – having decorated a Rose Parade float in college. The excitement and thrill of taking part in such a wonderful event has stayed with her ever since, and she is looking forward to reliving the memory and creating new memories with her Girl Scouts decorating the City’s float.