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Financial Literacy

Through Girl Scouting, girls become leaders in their daily lives and prepare for their bright futures! Girl Scout Product Activities, such as the Girl Scout Cookie Program or the Fall Nut Sale provide an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics

Girl Scout Financial Literacy Packets

Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout cookies are, but a lot of people don’t know what girls learn by selling them. We’re talking about stuff we need to know to be successful. The Girl Scout Cookie Program Activity is teaching you how to be a leader and to use what you know as you ask customers to buy your cookies. When you see a problem, you’ll know how to make things right. And when you set your mind to changing the world, you’ll know how to create a plan and see it through. So go ahead and make change for the better – you know you can make it happen.

Girl Scout Daisy Financial Literacy Packet
Girl Scout Brownie Financial Literacy Packet
Girl Scout Junior Financial Literacy Packet

Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy

In an effort to better understand girls’ level of financial literacy and their confidence, attitudes, and experiences with regard to money, the Girl 
Scout Research Institute conducted a survey with a nationwide sample of over 1,000 girls ages 8–17 and their parents. This study reveals that girls are quite clear that they need and want financial literacy skills to help them achieve their dreams, with 90 percent saying it is important for them to learn how to manage money. However, just 12 percent of girls surveyed feel very confident about making financial decisions.

For more information about this study, visit girlscouts.org.