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Valley Stream Girl Scout and mother start 'Troop 99'

Gabriella Burke and her mother, Lisa Burke, formed Troop 99, an all-girl Boy Scout troop. The troop got its name from local inspiration “the Ninety-Nines” — a group of female-only pilots founded in Valley Stream in 1929 and headed by Amelia Earhart. (Credit: Newsday / Morgan Campbell)


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