Girl Scout Troop 6000 is The First Single Troop Serving Homeless Girls and Women in New York
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.”, said Maya Angelou.
When it comes to these girls who are a part of what can be called as the “first single troop” of Girl Scout for homeless girls, resilience is what stands out. They are ambitious and dream of becoming engineers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers and a lot more. Nothing can hold the dreams of these girls at bay, not even the fact that they are homeless.
Like any other Girl Scout team, they, too, meet and discuss leadership and earn their badges through a variety of activities. Only in their case, the meeting room is a makeshift place inside Sleep Inn, 10-floor hotel that caters to almost hundred homeless families.
Learn more about these wonderful girls and their spirit of resilience in the article below. We would love to hear your comments and please share with others with whom you might interact.
Girl Scout Troop is ‘First Single Troop’ For Homeless Girls in New York
By Joi-Marie McKenzie
It’s what the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is calling a first.
Girl Scout Troop 6000 — which serves homeless girls and women in New York — is the first “full single unit…that serves girls in shelters” in the nation, Meridith Maskara, the organization’s chief operating officer, told ABC News.
It was created back in February by Giselle Burgess, a homeless woman who serves as a community engagement specialist for Girl Scouts of Greater New York.
She began the troop out of a Sleep Inn, located in Long Island City, Queens, an operating 10-floor hotel that services 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.
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