Living by the Girl Scout Law, Even Without a Home – The New York Times
Girl Scouts of America has troops throughout the country, but Troop 6000 in New York City is the first comprised solely of homeless girls. All of the members live at the Sleep Inn, where the city has taken over all 10 floors to accommodate about 100 homeless families. The troop began as a program designed to help homeless children, which make up 40 percent of the homeless population in the area. The costs of Troop 6000 are being covered by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York and donations: a $25 membership fee; a $75 starter kit of patches, pins, workbooks and vests; and the $20 monthly dues. Read more.