Eating Girl Scout Cookies Helps Kids Learn About Money

When you purchase a box of Girl Scout Cookies you’re supporting more than just a girl’s troop activities—you’re also supporting her financial education.

Time magazine reports, “Students receive little financial education at school and have repeatedly failed broad tests measuring their mastery of basic personal finance and economic concepts. Just 14 states require high schools to offer a course in personal finance…”

The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps fill that gap by teaching girls essential skills that will help them in business and in life, including:

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethics

The Girl Scout Cookie program arms girls with the skills they need to be financially savvy through all stages of their lives, from earning their allowance, to managing their paycheck, to saving for retirement.

The Girl Scout Cookie sale in central Maryland kicks off on Friday, September 14, 2012. You can support the Girl Scout Cookie program by volunteering, inviting Girl Scouts to sell cookies at your workplace or organization, or purchasing cookies from a Girl Scout or at a booth sale (booth sales begin October 19, find one near you).

Read the Time article here. Learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie program by visiting our website.

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