What's Working: Girl Scout Camp

From left Catalina Antonio Annalia Volpicella and Gwen Mueller get ready to indulge in some cupcakes. Credits All

From left Catalina Antonio Annalia Volpicella and Gwen Mueller get ready to indulge in some cupcakes. Credits All

That's when Kellogg's NYC Cafe stepped in. This is the first troop to serve homeless girls in the United States, and they hope to bring at least 500 girls into the troop. The girls in the troop are from all over the city, and they didn't really have locations to sell from or ways to keep and transport their cookies.

She said the program is created to "inoculate girls against the constant drum of media that tells them they must be flawless and sexually desirable" as well as close the confidence gap, develop leadership skills, and to help girls learn how to stand up to peer pressure and bullies. She had a special plan for selling cookies to the customers: "I'm gonna be very kind to them".

The mother and her children found a home in August, but her daughters are still part of the troop, which Burgess says helps foster a strong bond between members.

Rosanny couldn't remember how long she and her family had been homeless.

From left Catalina Antonio Annalia Volpicella and Gwen Mueller get ready to indulge in some cupcakes. Credits All
From left Catalina Antonio Annalia Volpicella and Gwen Mueller get ready to indulge in some cupcakes. Credits All

'I think girls are hearing different messages socially and its our job as a leadership organization for girls in New York City to step up and make sure that their voice is heard, ' she said. "Sometimes we do a fruit salad or something like that".

These Girl Scouts are making life a little bit sweeter. She said her favourite cookies were "the mint ones".

The troop, which has members that all live in homeless shelters in New York City, was formed past year. So Kellogg's NYC Cafe gave Troop 6000 a place to sell their cookies. There is another Girl Scout camp located on Lake Martin.

The troop was started past year by Giselle Burgess who, alongside the Girl Scouts of Greater New York and New York City's Department of Homeless services, wanted to provide the group of girls a sense of reassurance that they were a part of a larger community, NY 1 reports. Eaters can stop by the cookie sale from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, or donate online.

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