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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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— NYC Council (@NYCCouncil) April 25, 2017
Troop 6000 helps homeless girls in NYC feel love & hope again. https://t.co/agigXzfsZP
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) April 25, 2017
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.