(AM NEW YORK) Abigail Weinberg, July 17, 2018 — The homeless Girl Scout troop that saw New Yorkers braving long lines to support its inaugural cookie drive is now 500 strong.
Troop 6000, which started about 18 months ago at a homeless shelter in Queens, has since expanded to all five boroughs, first lady Chirlane McCray announced at a new conference Thursday. She was surrounded by more than a dozen Scouts in green, blue and brown vests.
“These Scouts are learning to tackle challenges with courage, confidence and character,” McCray said at City Hall. “I can’t wait to see what kind of leaders they become.”