Girl Scouts empower young girls to grow into strong, courageous woman, and it was a privilege to be invited to read The Heavy Purse to Brownie Troop 7575 by their leader, Laurie Krinsky. I wanted to show these wonderful girls how to confidently handle money using my simple 3-step process of save, spend and share.
After I read The Heavy Purse to the group, each girl received her own copy to take home and read over and over. We also spent some time setting individual save, spend and share goals. The book includes a set of handouts, or you can print a copy here.
Their engagement and enthusiasm was contagious. The girls loved figuring out what would make them truly happy, then set goals to achieve their desires for themselves and others. Some of the items that topped their save lists included dogs, computers and college. It was a hot day, so it was no surprise to me that the girls wanted to spend their money on ice cream. The girls had the most ideas and energy around sharing their money with animal shelters, Winter the Dolphin, children with cancer and abused children.
By the end of the meeting, every girl answered the question, “What will you do with your heavy purse?” and left ready to live the save, spend and share principle. I can’t wait to hear how they’re doing at their next meeting.