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Family Experience, Parents

How to Teach Girls Financial Literacy (Outside of Girl Scouts!)

Negotiating pay, budgeting, saving for retirement — these are all things your girl will have to do in her lifetime. But just because she doesn’t deal with these things right now doesn’t mean she can’t improve her financial literacy in the mean time! At Girl Scouts, we help girls become entrepreneurs and run their own business during the Girl Scout Cookie Program. They’re learning five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills,  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, News

Make this Cookie Season a Business Badge Season!

Girl Scout cookies are coming! Why not go beyond selling cookies with your troop and make this a badge cookie year? Check out our Cookie Business Badges on the Girl Scout Badge Explorer for your age level and help girls build their financial skills and increase their business savvy as they reach for the stars (and their cookie goal) this cookie season! The Financial Literacy badges help reinforce these necessary life skills! Brownies can Meet My Customers as they take Brownie Elf on a  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, Family Experience, General, Volunteer Experience

Financial Literacy and Girls

This video shares some of the highlights from a study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute called Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy. This study surveyed 1,000 girls ages 8-17 to find out about their confidence around financial literacy.  This study shows that while the majority of girls know it’s important for them to have strong financial literacy skills, only 12 percent of them feel confident making financial decisions. The good news is that Girl Scouts is the  ...

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