The 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition. The city streets make way for massive floats and giant balloons, plus local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands and more. Each year, 150 Scouts and adult Scouters are extended an invitation to march in the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is not only a great experience for our Scouting families but allows our Scouting membership to be visible both to those who come out to watch the parade, but also to all of those in our area who watch it on 6ABC. The Cradle of Liberty Council works with Philabundance, ACME Markets, and 6ABC to collect food items as part of the annual food drive during the parade, carry banners for all parade elements and march with the ACME float. Those marching along the 1.4 mile route will be assigned one of the above roles the morning of the parade.