Uploaded on Feb 15, 2012
8-year-old Satema says, "You gotta stay on your budget. If you don't have enough money for the things you want, you have to wait for it and save for it and then you can get it."
Pretty astute for an 8-year-old.
These are the faces of the new Girl Scouts -- where mastering financial principles will earn you a badge.
Troop leader Patricia Lopez says, "It's the share, spend it, and save it philosophy.
What are modern Girl Scouts like Megan saving for?
She says, "For like college or a new house. Which is a lot, yeah."
Satema adds, "A car and a scholarship. How much do you think a new car is going to cost you? $5,000 or $6,000."
This year the Girl Scouts turn 100. And while manners is still an important badge-worthy principle, so are money matters.
Just ask Catherine.
She says, "If you can't afford it, then you can just look for something else you can afford."
Earning a badge here teaches them valuable life lessons.
Megan says, "The hardest part for me was giving her the money because it was going away. It went away so fast."
And the greatest on-the-job training for these future leaders?
Troop Leader Patricia Lopez says, "All this ties in to cookie sales because the girls essentially run their own business.
Cookie sales. Of course.
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