Girl Scout cookies teach area girls about finacial literacy

It’s been over 100 years since the Girl Scouts of America started selling cookies.

On Saturday, area Girl Scouts learned about how to sell cookies and money management.

Scouts participated in different activities related to selling cookies and got to taste all the different kinds of cookies.

Organizers say selling cookies is a great way to teach young girls about finance.

“The cookie selling season and the cookie season is the largest financial literacy program for girls anywhere. With the cookie selling season and the cookie program, it teaches the girls about goal setting, budgeting, money management, customer service skills, sales as well as the financial aspects such as counting the money,” said Courtney Feuquany, program manager for Badgerland Girl Scouts.

In March, the Girl Scouts will turn 105 years old.