Sweet! Troop of homeless Girl Scouts hosts its first ever cookie sale in New York – and ends up raking in thousands as eager customers line up down the street to buy their treats
・Troop 6000 was created last year in New York by and the Department of Homeless Services, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, and Mayor Bill de Blasio
・The project started out of a shelter in Queens, with the goal to expend to other facilities in New York City
・This year, Troop 6000 is having its first cookie sale, with members selling boxes of cookies in Union Square throughout the week
・Their goal was to sell 6,000 boxes, and photos of the sale shows lines snaking down the street from the cafe where the Girl Scouts are based
・Having easily reached their initial target, the girls are now looking to sell 12,000 boxes of cookies
・Mother Giselle Burgess started the troop after becoming homeless along with her five children back in August 2016
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an organized group of young people who are Scouts: “というふうに記載されていますね。
My brother joined the local Boy Scout troop.
To expend (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to use time, energy, money etc doing something “というふうに記載されていますね。
We’ve already expended too much energy on this project.
They expend all their energy fixing up their house.
You expend so much effort for so little return.
Governments expend a lot of resources on war.
To snake (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to move in or have a series of long curves “というふうに記載されていますね。
The path snakes through the trees and up the hill.
People spent hours waiting in lines that snaked around the stadium to get tickets.
The river snakes through some of the most spectacular countryside in France.
The queue for tickets snaked all the way around the block.
A troop of homeless Girl Scouts is holding its first ever cookie sale this year in New York City—and crowds of customers are lining out the door to support their initiative.
Troop 6000 was created last year in New York by and the Department of Homeless Services, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Giselle Burgess, a single mother of five, first developed the idea when she and her children became homeless back in August 2016.
The project started in January last year out of a shelter in Queens, with the goal to expend to other facilities in New York City. Founding members of the troop couldn’t wait to sell their first cookies, and finally got to set up their stalls this year.
Founding members で 創設［創立］メンバーですね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an important action that is intended to solve a problem “というふうに記載されていますね。
The peace initiative was welcomed by both sides.
a number of initiatives designed to address the problem of child poverty
To found (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to bring something into existence: “というふうに記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England.
The newspaper was founded in 1909.
Rome was founded in the eighth century BC .
She donated money to help found a wildlife refuge.
New Orleans was founded by the French in 1718.
They have been working throughout the week between 4 and 6 pm out of the Kellogg’s Cafe in Union Square, Manhattan, with an initial goal of selling 6,000 boxes in total.
However, crowds of customers showed up to purchase their own boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, and other varieties, with photos of the sale showing lines snaking down the street from the cafe where the Girl Scouts are based.
This means the girls easily reached their initial target, and are now looking to sell a total of 12,000 boxes.
They will be there through Friday and will return on Saturday at a different time slot, between 2 and 4pm.
The money raised through the sale will be used to fund events such as trips to the movie theater, museum outings, and some of it will also go towards uniforms and other supplies.
‘When the founding girls started last year, their first question was “When do we get to sell cookies?”‘ Burgess told BuzzFeed News.
Cambridge Dictionary によると” of or at the beginning: “というふうに記載されていますね。
At the initial stage of the project not everyone had access to a computer.
Initial reports say that seven people have died, though this has not yet been confirmed.
The initial earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks.
She failed her driving test on the initial try, but passed the next time.
The president’s initial popularity soon disappeared.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a time during a series of events when it is arranged that something will happen “というふうに記載されています。
The programme will occupy that half-hour slot before the six o’clock news.
We circled the airport waiting for a landing slot.
The show has returned to its regular slot of 10.30 on Saturdays.
to fund (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to provide the money for something that costs a lot “というふうに記載されています。
The National Asthma Campaign is funding research into allergy and air pollution.
The company has agreed to fund my trip to Australia.
He plans to donate money to fund health centers.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a short journey made by a group of people, usually for pleasure or education: “というふうに記載されています。
Every year the professor takes her students on an outing to the archives of the Library of Congress.
Rosie’s going on a class/school outing to the Wildlife Park.
a family outing
a pleasant family outing
an outing to the beach
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.
‘Traditionally, Girl Scouts builds community and consistency, it gives girls skills they’ll need in their future, and it empowers young women,’ Burgess, the troop’s leader, said.
‘But the difference I’ve noticed in the Troop 6000 girls is there’s a stronger sisterhood that’s in there that the girls are taking back from this. They don’t feel alone.’
Burgess was originally ‘a bit worried’ when she started the troop with only eight members, including three of her daughters.
But within three months, Troop 6000 counted 25 girls between the ages of five to 14, and it now includes hundreds of Girl Scouts.
The mother has taught the girls first aid, the history of women’s suffrage and financial literary.
‘It’s just absolutely amazing to see these girls get together and build that bond,’ she told AFP in a previous interview last year.
To foster (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to encourage the development or growth of ideas or feelings: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
I’m trying to foster an interest in classical music in my children.
They were discussing the best way to foster democracy and prosperity in the former communist countries.
I try to foster an appreciation for classical music in my students.
This approach will foster an understanding of environmental issues.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the ability to remain the same in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities “ と記載されていますね。
There is no consistency in the way they deal with offenders.
They’ve won a few games this season but they lack consistency.
It’s important to show some consistency in your work.
take back (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to accept someone again after they have left a relationship, job etc and want to return to it ” という風に記載されていますね。
She had an affair, but then he took her back.
His wife said she would never take him back.
first aid (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” basic medical treatment given as soon as someone is injured or becomes ill ” という風に記載されていますね。
Did you learn any first aid at school?
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” the right to vote “ という風に記載されていますね。
She was a strong advocate of women’s suffrage.
She wrote a book about the women’s suffrage movement in America.
financial literacy (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” the ability to understand basic principles of business and finance: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
Greater financial literacy will protect people from predatory lending.
a financial literacy class/seminar/program
Smart, articulate and working as a community development specialist for Girl Scouts of Greater New York, Burgess likened finding an affordable home to ‘a needle in a haystack’ even with a steady income.
Her family was made homeless in August 2016 when their lease expired and the landlord sold up to property developers.
property developers 不動産開発業者 です。
She and her children, then aged three to 14, took turns to sleep two or three to a bed in the Queens hotel-turned-shelter where the troop started, sharing one room equipped only with a mini refrigerator and a small closet.
‘It’s scary. You try and keep making it a game, an adventure, but there are moments where the smile just can’t stay on,’ Burgess said.
In February this year, there were 63,343 homeless people, including 15,546 families with 23,314 children, in New York City’s shelter system, according to the Coalition For The Homeless. Families made up three quarters of the population in homeless shelters.
Meridith Maskara, chief operating officer of Girl Scouts of Greater New York, said a few months after the troop’s creation that it is ‘life-changing’ for its members.
‘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.
The girls certainly seemed happy with the results – such as Jessica Seaman, who was then 10 and planning to be a firefighter later in life. She said of the troop: ‘It’s fun and we can see our friends.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” able to express your thoughts, arguments, and ideas clearly and effectively “ と記載されていますね。
She is a highly articulate woman.
It gives an articulate description of the drug’s effect.
an intelligent and highly articulate young woman
She gave a witty, entertaining, and articulate speech.
The First Lady was an intelligent and articulate spokeswoman for a lot of causes.
liken someone/something to something (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to say that someone or something is similar to someone or something else ” という風に記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
His works have been likened to those of Beckett.
She‘s been likened to a young Elizabeth Taylor.
a needle in a haystack
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” something that is impossible or extremely difficult to find, especially because the area you have to search is too large: ” という風に記載されていますね。
Finding the piece of paper I need in this huge pile of documents is like looking for/trying to find a needle in a haystack.
To expire (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” if an agreement, offer, or official document expires, the period of time during which it exists or can be used comes to an end “ という風に記載されていますね。
Your contract expires at the end of the month.
My passport expires in a month.
My passport expires next month.
My passport will expire next year.
The lease on the property expires in two years’ time.
sell up (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to sell your house or company in order to go somewhere else or do something else: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
They sold up and retired to the West Country.
They are negotiating to sell up for around £60m.
take turns (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if people take turns or take it in turns to do something, each of them does their share of it, one after the other “ と記載されていますね。
We take turns answering the phone.
We took turns steering the boat.
To equip (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to provide a person or a place with objects that are necessary for a particular purpose: ” という風に記載されていますね。
All of our classrooms are equipped with computers.
a fully equipped gym
It’s going to cost $4 million to equip the hospital.
All the police officers were equipped with shields to defend themselves against the rioters.
The thieves equipped themselves with duplicate keys to the safe.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）