Seniors learn about entrepreneurship by coming up with an idea for a product or service that meets a need in the marketplace. They brainstorm and research ideas and connect with a startup expert, and they get feedback by organizing a focus group, researching competitors, and interviewing local business owners. Then they pitch their idea to a marketing expert, finance professional, or friends and family, and learn about different options for funding a startup.
Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy
Girl Scouts believe all girls should be able to envision a future where they are financially independent and empowered. Along with Outdoors, STEM and Life Skills, Entrepreneurship is one of the four program pillars of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Through the Entrepreneurship program, girls will focus on the five skills that will build them up to be our women business leaders of tomorrow:
More than 50 awards and badges ensure girls from Kindergarten to High School are building their passion and skills as entrepreneurs. In addition, 25 of the badges form a Financial Literacy focused badge track within the Entrepreneurship badge family. You can learn about all the badges and awards available to girls using the Award and Badge Explorer. Search by age and by the topics of Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy to locate badges and awards she can earn!
Girls also annually participate in the Girl Scout Cookie program, Treats & Keeps program, and other Council events including Cookie Rally, Cookie University, and special badge earning workshops.
Our Girl Scout Entrepreneurship program progression shows how girls progress from Money Manager, learning basics of money management, all the way to a girl prepared with the skills, knowledge and attitude to be an innovator and an entrepreneur!
Interested in learning more about Girl Scout’s research on girls and entrepreneurship? Read “Today’s Girls, Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs”