Department of Banking and Securities and Girl Scouts Partner to Teach Scouts About Finance

Department of Banking and Securities and Girl Scouts Partner to Teach Scouts About Finance

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) announced it will be partnering with Girls Scouts in the Heart of PA (GSHPA) to provide a series of educational sessions that teach core financial principles and help girl scouts pursuing a variety of merit badges.

Under its Investing in Women initiative, the department is committed to reducing the investment participation gap between men and women and providing noncommercial education on a variety of financial topics. Earlier this year the department released research that looked at the financial habits and attitudes for women throughout the commonwealth.

“Building a solid foundation in financial concepts is important for every Pennsylvanian, and we are thrilled to be working alongside Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania to further outreach to girl scouts throughout central Pennsylvania,” said Acting Secretary of Banking and Securities Richard Vague.

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The presentations, “JIF vs Skippy: Making Good Money Choices,” “Financing Your Goals and Dreams,” and “Let’s Take Charge! Understanding Your Credit,” will be presented to Girl Scouts K-5, 6-10, and 11-12, respectively. The presentations correspond to a variety of merit badges including Making Choices (Daisy), Money Manager (Brownie), Savvy Shopper (Junior), Financing My Dreams (Cadette), Financing my Future (Seniors), and Good Credit.

“The Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA is excited for the opportunity to partner with the PA Department of Banking and Securities to bring the Girl Scouts programming that explore important topics like making money choices, financial planning, and building credit,” said Janet Donovan, Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA.

DoBS Investor Education and Consumer Outreach staff work with state and local government agencies, service providers, community and trade organizations, the General Assembly, the military community, schools, and other partners to help Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth become well-informed about the financial marketplace.

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More information about the programs is available through the GSHPA website.

Learn more about the free, non-commercial programs and presentations available or contact us to request a program tailored to your specific needs.

Visit the department’s calendar of events to find an event near you. Consumers and community groups can call 1-800-PA-BANKS or email [email protected] for more information.

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