Every night, Christmas Flint sits under a starry sky with a flashlight, signaling to extraterrestrial visitors that never arrive. Sensitive, imaginative, and deeply lonely, Christmas and her equally eccentric best friend Joseph are the ultimate misfits in their rural hometown. When Christmas learns the winners of the annual Birdie Scout Jamboree talent contest will be on a recording sent into space for, her mission in life becomes to join the Scouts and win Jamboree.
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When she is blackballed by the snobbish local Birdie Scout troop and their uptight leader, Christmas rallies a group of elementary-school outliers to start their own chapter. With grudging help from her dad’s irascible office manager, Miss Rayleen, Christmas and her crew have to bypass every roadblock Miss Massey can find in the fine print of the Birdie bylaws in order to reach the Jamboree and their chance at immortality.
From Christmas’ solitary late-night vigils to a final show-stopping musical performance, Troop Zero is an endearing and magical tale set against a backdrop of beloved hits of the ’70s, as Christmas forges friendships that will change her life and help her find a real family.