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Cub Scouts help build 100th Anniversary float despite age limit

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Scouts have been solving problems for 100 years, and this time was no different.

When they started to build their 100th Anniversary float for Friday's Tournament of Roses Parade, they ran into one small snag: an age limit.

The rules state that nobody under the age of 13 is permitted to be on the decorating floor. It's a safety issue, of course. The organizers don't want anyone getting hurt.

But what about the hundreds of eager 6- to 12-year-old Cub Scouts wanting to help be a part of this float?

The solution: Set up tables away from the construction area so the Cub Scouts could put together the merit badge discs you see above. 

True to Scouting form, everybody wins!

1 Comment on Cub Scouts help build 100th Anniversary float despite age limit

  1. Katie Squire // December 31, 2009 at 1:45 am // Reply

    I am so looking forward to seeing the float. The Cubs did a wonderful job on the merit badges, each one looks like it was hand stitched.

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