Girl Scout Badge Classes

Girl Scout Badge Classes

Join Young Americans Center for Financial Education for a unique opportunity to earn a badge and learn how to spend your cookie money wisely!

Young Americans has been teaching kids about money for more than 30 years and is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

We are gearing up to start another semester of Girl Scout badge classes! Join us for a fun afternoon of lessons and games to become financially savvy and gain a better understanding of money, budgeting, and philanthropy.  Each semester, we offer a different badge class, from Daisies to Cadettes.  Please check our class schedule below and contact us to register your troop or to get additional information.

Girl Scout General Information:

Location:  Badge classes are held at Young Americans Center for Financial Education, 3550 E. 1st Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Cost: $10 per girl which includes class materials and badges for troop leaders to distribute.

Registration:  Please contact Debbie Schaller at 303-320-3237 or dschaller@yacenter.org to register your Girl Scout troop.

Special Instructions: Girls must sign up as a troop; unfortunately, we do not take single reservations.  If you would like your Girl Scout to participate in a badge class, please reach out to the troop leader to get signed up.

Regrettably, we cannot accommodate unpaid siblings at these classes.

Once your troop has attended a badge class, click here to issue payment.  Payment cannot be accepted until after the class is complete and you have received an invoice.

Badge Class Offerings for Spring 2018

Brownies (ages 7-9) Philanthropist Badge – Saturday, January 27, 2018

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Philanthropist badge.  Girls will discuss the differences between needs vs. wants and will learn why it is important to share with others.  They will define the term “philanthropist” and will come up with ways that they can share their time, talent and treasure with others.

Juniors (ages 9-11) Business Owner Badge – Saturday, February 24, 2018

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Business Owner badge. Girls will discuss qualities and characteristics of being a business owner and will brainstorm how to start and run their own business.  They will end the class by coming up with a business plan to implement their ideas.

Daisies (ages 5-7) Making Choices Badge – Saturday, March 24, 2018

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Making Choices badge.  Girls will discuss the differences between needs and wants and how choices and decisions affect one’s ability to meet these.  They will finish by creating their very own savings jars to take home.

Cadettes (ages 11-14) Budgeting Badge – Saturday, April 21, 2018

Participants who attend this event will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Budgeting badge. Girls will determine their spending values, track their spending habits, set savings goals, and imagine what their lives may look like in ten years.

Juniors (ages 9-11) Savvy Shopper Badge – Saturday, May 19, 2018

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Savvy Shopper badge.  Girls will identify the difference between “needs” and “wants,” and will discuss advertising techniques and how ads affect consumer decisions. Participants will also make a time capsule about what they think they will purchase as adults, which they can open in 10 years.