Homeless Girl Scout troop holds first-ever cookie sale

Erika Holt
April 14, 2018

Girl Scout Troop 6000 consists of members who are or have been homeless.

Troop 6000, a troop exclusively for homeless Girl Scouts in New York City, recently set up shop in the city's Union Square.

"This is my first time selling cookies", Victoria said. The troop was established in March 2017 through a partnership between the city's Department of Homeless Services and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

For starters, they have set up a cookie stand at Kellogg's NYC, a cereal cafe located in Manhattan's Union Square. Troop 6000 had initially wanted to sell 6000 cookies to commemorate their troop number, but they reached their goal on Wednesday and actually ran out of cookies and had to restock.

The mother has taught the girls first aid, the history of women's suffrage and financial literary.

Burgess was originally "a bit worried" when she started the troop with only eight members, including three of her daughters.

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Retired military personnel residing at the Armed Forces Veteran's Home in Gulfport received cookies this season from Troops 3402 and 6346 from St. James Catholic Church.

This will be the first time these homeless Scouts, who live in shelters, will be able to sell cookies for their troop. "They have a sisterhood within the other Girl Scouts", Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Meredith Maskara told ABC News.

But New Yorkers still have a chance to get their cookie fix. Interested customers can visit the Scouts from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and, due to demand, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The girls have "been wanting to do this for so long", Fludd said.

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