It wasn’t all bad
A Girl Scout troop from New York City is being saluted for its cookie-selling skills. Troop 6000 was founded in 2016 to offer youngsters who live in homeless shelters the Girl Scout experience. Last week, the group began its first ever cookie sale, and hoped to sell 6,000 boxes. Within two days, the girls had shifted 17,000, with hundreds of buyers queuing up at their stall. “It’s important to show other girls that it doesn’t matter where they’re from, they could still be a Girl Scout,” says 10-year-old Sanaa, a Troop 6000 member.
Sherpa: At work and on top of the world
In her day job, Lhakpa Sherpa washes dishes at a Connecticut Whole Foods. For fun, she climbs Mount Everest. The 44-year-old single mom holds the world record for summits of Everest by a woman and plans to return to her native Nepal this month for her ninth trek up the mountain. Sherpa has no time to train between work and raising her two daughters. Still, she’s used to overcoming adversity: Growing up, Nepali girls were discouraged from climbing, but she couldn’t be deterred from her love of the sport. “I climb for all women,” she says.
When an Illinois veteran was separated from his service dog in a car crash, a group of volunteers set out to reunite the pair. Summer, a miniature Australian shepherd, ran into the woods following the accident; owner Andre Wild couldn’t look for his beloved dog because he was in the ICU. When locals heard Wild’s story, they set up a Facebook page to coordinate a 400-person search effort. After three weeks, an exhausted but healthy Summer was caught and reunited with Wild. “It’s just wonderful,” says Wild’s sister, Linda. “These people do not know me or my brother and they did this.” ■