These Homeless Girl Scouts in New York City Find Home Amongst Each Other

In New York City, Girl Scout Troop 6000 is a very unique troop that is comprised of only homeless children living in the City's shelter system. Started by a former shelter resident Giselle Burgess, the troop provides the children with a stable group and community amongst the chaos of the shelters. Learn more in this touching video from Great Big Story.

They sell cookies, earn badges and, on their honor, try to help people at all times. But there’s something that makes their sisterhood even more special. Meet Girl Scout Troop 6000: the first of its kind for girls living in the New York City shelter system. Founder Giselle Burgess knows how important community and stability are for those facing homelessness … because she’s been there herself.

Donate to Troop 6000 here.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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