Girl Scouts overcome odds to shatter cookie sale goals

Members of troop are all homeless
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Posted at 10:01 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 22:01:06-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — An Iowa Girl Scouts troop shattered its cookie sales goal for this year, selling an impressive 5,000 boxes.

The girls are even more amazing themselves, because they had to overcome a major obstacle: they are homeless.

All of the girls in Council Bluffs live in Micah House, which is an emergency homeless shelter.

Despite COVID and the inability of going door to door this year because of the pandemic, the girls put on their sashes and went to work.

Through social media, they were able to sell cookies, and even have them shipped to all 50 states.

The Micah House began its Girl Scout program in 2018.

The money raised from cookie sales will help pay for field trips later this year.