City to expand Queens Girl Scout troop comprised of homeless members

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 06:28PM
More than $1 million going towards expanding homeless Girl Scout troops


LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's office has announced an investment of more than $1 million to expand a special Girl Scouts troop.

Troop 6000 is the nation's first to be comprised entirely of homeless girls.

They all live in a hotel in Long Island City that doubles as a shelter.

The troop was established back in March through a partnership between the city's Department of Homeless Services and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

Through the investment, Girl Scout Troop 6000 will be expanded across New York City, growing from one location to approximately 15 shelter sites for families with children.

The expansion will give at least 500 girls and women the opportunity to participate in this program in its first full year.

The troop was honored back in April for its groundbreaking status.
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