Cadette Girl Scouts are in the 6th to 8th grade and many may have not even thought about what it takes to really afford that dream home, dream vacation, or what their dream jobs will allow them to afford. This Girl Scout badge is a way for girls to explore their dreams with some fun activities, and at the same time take it a step further and actually figure out how to finance their current dreams at this point, and talk about the things they may need to give up or pull back on depending on what they can afford.
As adults we know what it is like to have a job to afford what we want and sadly knowing our limits of what we can’t afford. As teenagers many of us just had in our heads we could afford anything we wanted, just get a job and work and you will have the money to get whatever you want. As we all know that is not the reality of life and this badge will help the girls put a better picture on what they need to do to finance their dreams.
Cadette Girl Scout Finance Your Dreams badge allows Cadette Girl Scouts to start early to daydream about their future, what type of job they will have, what type of home they would love to have, vacations they will take, charities they will help, but simply sitting down and doing a bunch of research is pretty boring. So instead why don’t we make it a little more fun with the Complete booklet from Girl Scout Leader Connect where yes the girls will spend some time looking up dream homes, dream jobs, charities, and vacations, but will also play a few games, role play, and really focus in on what they really want out of life.
Booklet available here
WHAT YOU GET FROM THE CADETTE BADGE FINANCING MY DREAMS COMPLETE BOOKLET
Use this resource to earn the badge with your girls. It is easy to have the Girls run their own meeting with this booklet. There are places in this booklet it is best to have internet access so girls can do extra research on charities mentioned, job searching, and vacation dreaming.
Broke down into the 5 steps for the badge with activities for each step, I have included a activity and a real world activity for most of the steps which allows for some fun and then drive it home with some real world research on the girls dreams.
- Guess the Occupation Game
- Explore Dream Jobs – Post It Activity
- My Dream Job Spec Sheet and Dream Home Search
- Weekend Tour Agency – Game and Contest
- Learn about a Charity and Role Play Charity Giving Estate Sale
- Add up all your dreams – determining how you are going to finance your dreams!
Complete this booklet and the girls will earn the Cadette Girl Scout Finace Your Dreams Badge. Get your booklet here
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