Homeless Girl Scout Troop Holds Its First Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Homeless NYC Girl Scouts hold 1st cookie sale with some snap crackle and pop

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Girls from the troop have been selling cookies in Kellogg's since Monday, and are running through until Saturday.

Selling cookies was a particular challenge for this group, as its members come from all over the city.

They have been working throughout the week between 4 and 6 pm out of the Kellogg's Cafe in Union Square, Manhattan, with an initial goal of selling 6,000 boxes in total.

In a public letter on Wednesday, Marina Park, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California, set out to dispel confusion that has arisen since the Boy Scouts began their efforts to recruit girls.

In 2016, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, the Department of Homeless Services, and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York formed Troop 6000 to give program access to homeless young girls, many of whom had been unable to participate because of residential instability.

Girl Scout Troop 6000 is making waves in New York City.

This will be the first time these homeless Scouts, who live in shelters, will be able to sell cookies for their troop. When it first launched, they had eight girls. She is a junior Girl Scout, she said, and was wearing a green uniform accordingly.

Smart, articulate and working as a community development specialist for Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Burgess likened finding an affordable home to "a needle in a haystack" even with a steady income.

In February this year, there were 63,343 homeless people, including 15,546 families with 23,314 children, in New York City's shelter system, according to the Coalition For The Homeless. She loved trying new things as a girl and says she enjoys seeing the campers trying something new. She said her favourite cookies were "the mint ones".

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