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 25 years and is excited to partner with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Our new semester of Girl Scout Badge Classes begins in October.  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 Classes 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.

Badge Class Offerings for Fall 2017

Money Counts Badge – Saturday, October 14, 2017

Daisies (ages 5-7)

Participants who attend this class will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Money Counts badge.  Girls will learn to identify and describe the different types of coins and the various features of paper money.  They will end the class by discussing savings goals and will have the opportunity to create and set goals of their own.

Money Manager Badge – Saturday, October 21, 2017

Brownies (ages 7-9) 

Participants who attend this event will be guided through the steps necessary to earn their Money Manager badge. Girls will create a budget, and experience a shopping simulation to put into practice what they have learned and see how their budgets work in real life.

Savvy Shopper Badge – Saturday, November 4, 2017

Juniors (ages 9-11) 

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.