Money Manager

Money Manager Badge Kit Supplemental Worksheets Spend a little, save a little, give a little – that’s the Brownie Way! Money Manager Money helps us buy things that we need, like food and clothes. And money helps us buy things we want, like video games and movie tickets! Learn the difference between wants and needs in this badge. Steps 1.
Shop for items with your elf doll Go grocery shopping Go clothes shopping Get ready for school Have some fun Purpose When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to manage money wisely. Special thanks to The Sam and Irene Black School of Business for the development of the supplemental materials Money Manager | 1 Step 1: Shop for Items with your Elf Doll Tip Before Takeoff: Before you start this badge, create a new friend to do your pretend shopping with! Turn to the My Girl Scouts section to find your elf paper doll, along with $50 of make-­‐believe money and a stack of elf shopping items. Follow the instructions provided to prepare for the rest of the badge kit activities. Also, review the Words Worth Knowing section below to help you complete this badge. Words Worth Knowing: A budget is a plan for saving and spending money. If you had $10 to spend on holiday gifts, then you could create a budget to figure out how to buy presents without spending more than $10. Savings is money that you’ve set aside, like coins in a piggy bank. Good budgets should always make room for savings. When you have money in savings, you have money set aside in case of an emergency or surprise. Money Manager | 2 Step 2: Go Grocery Shopping Count out $30 from your stack of elf money to go grocery shopping with your doll. Then write down five food items that she needs to be healthy and strong on the worksheet provided in the Supplemental Materials packet. Because your doll is the same age as you, think about some of the things that you need to eat to be healthy and strong just like her. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 5 Healthy Food Items Price Total Spent: Money Manager | 3 Step 3: Go Clothes Shopping If your doll was real, she’d need clothes! Make a list of the most important items that you think your doll needs, using your own size as a guide. Think of some of the clothing that you need to wear and have throughout the year. Then, budget $30 for your doll’s clothing and pretend to shop for the items on your list. You can complete this step with your Brownie team or your family. Use the worksheet provided in the Supplemental Materials packet to help you make your list. Articles of Clothing Price 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Total Price: Money Manager | 4 Step 4: Get Ready for School Now it’s time to get your doll ready for class by stocking up on school supplies. Start by writing down the supplies that your paper doll would need to go to school, just like you. Think of the things that you use every day and write down the things that she might want. You know have your paper doll’s shopping list! Use the worksheet provided in the Supplemental Materials packet to help you make your list. School Supplies Price 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Total Price: Money Manager | 5 Step 5: Have Some Fun What do you like to do for fun? Maybe take trips with your Brownie friends or go out to the movies with your family? It’s time to plan some imaginary fun for your paper doll, too. Count out your entire $30. Pretend that’s your total budget for a day of adventure. Go to the movies with a friend. Movie Theater Name:__________________________________________ Price of 1 Ticket: $_____________ Price of 4 Tickets: $_______________ How much will you spend on snacks? $____________________________ Total Price: Price of 4 Tickets + Snacks = $__________________________ Get outdoors! What activity do you and your doll want to do? _____________________________________________________________ How much will it cost for both of you to do it? _____________________________________________________________ Have fun with friends. What activity will you and your friends do? _____________________________________________________________ How much will it cost? _____________________________________________________________ Are there any group discounts? Yes No Money Manager | 6