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New York: Girl Scout Troop 6000 is ‘first single troop’ for homeless girls

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New York Girl Scout Troop 6000 is first single troop for homeless girls

Troop 6000 currently has a membership of 23 girls, ranging from kindergarten students to high school students. They meet weekly to organize and execute several community service projects that benefit their community. | Image: NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer

Girl Scout Troop 6000 was created in February 2017 by Giselle Burgess, a homeless woman who serves as a community engagement specialist for Girl Scouts of Greater New York.  It’s what the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is calling a first.

She began the troop out of a Sleep Inn, located in Long Island City, Queens, that has been turned into a 10-floor homeless shelter that serves 100 homeless families. Burgess told the New York Times, who first reported on the troop, that her organization is not only paying for the girls’ monthly dues, but they also covered the costs of membership fees and starter kits.

“Last November, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Girl Scouts of Greater New York to serve Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter for women in Queens. It was there that they dreamed of a Girl Scout troop created specifically for homeless girls.  According to Van Bramer, “With Troop 6000, that dream became a reality.  See the full story here… abcnews.go.com

 

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NBC News: Meet NYC’s First Homeless Girl Scout Troop

NBC News: A mother who shares a tiny room in a New York City homeless shelter has started Girl Scout Troop 6000 to give her three daughters something to look forward to.

 

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