CADETTE/SENIOR GIRL SCOUT REQUIREMENTS GIRL SCOUTS FUN WITH MONEY PATCHGirl Scout "Fun with Money" Patch for Cadette and Senior Scouts (PDF)
*Complete 7 of the following 12 activities, including numbers 1 and 5.
- *What do you think our money should look like? Design a new $1 coin. The design must look clear when it is the size of a coin, so do not make it cluttered. You must include the following inscriptions:
- Obverse (Front, or "Heads" Side)
IN GOD WE TRUST
- Reverse (Back, or "Tails" Side)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- We should do away with pennies.
- We should have a $1 coin, but not a $1 bill.
- What type of money is used in each country?
- Photocopy and/or draw a picture of the coins or paper money you would use on your visit.
- How is it similar to U.S. currency? How is it different?
- Write a brief history of each country.
If you are unable to visit the ANA Money Museum or Library in person, visit the ANA website at www.money.org and write a report to share with your troop and/or family.
- Give a two-minute talk on "numismatics." Describe what it means to you and mention some of your personal interests.
- Write a one-page essay about what you learned at the coin club meeting and present it to your family and/or troop.
- Go to a coin show.
- Attend a coin club meeting.
- Talk with a coin collector.
- Visit a coin dealer.
- Visit a U.S. Mint facility.
Supporting Material for Leaders
includes addresses, phone numbers and websites.
Cadette/Senior Girl Scouts
- *Let Scouts be creative with this activity. Encourage their imagination! Have them draw or sketch one (or more) ideas on large circles cut from poster board, paper or foam board. Then have them share their ideas on how to create their coins.
- Put some thought into these debates. Here are a few ideas to get started:
- We should do away with pennies.
Pennies have little value.
You could round off prices.
Easier for bookkeeping.
Pennies are needed to compute sales tax.
Rounding off prices will make consumers pay more.
Coins last longer than bills.
Other countries have replaced their bills of equal value.
Coins are easier for banks and businesses to count.
$1 coins have not been popular.
Bills are easier to carry around.
Bills are cheaper to produce.
It takes too many coins to use vending machines, video games, laundromats and pay phones.
(www.moneyfactory.com), and the ANA Museum and Library.
American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum and Library
818 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719)632-2646 or toll-free (800)367-9723
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Girl Scouts must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Follow SAFETY WISE requirements.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing website, www.moneyfactory.com
- Find more resources at the ANA Money Museum and Library, and the Internet.
The U.S. Mint's website has a special section on state quarters.
- Go to www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/50sq_program/.
- Contact the ANA for information about upcoming coin shows.
- You might invite a coin collector to come to your troop meeting and talk about his/her hobby.
- You can find numerous coin dealers in the yellow pages of the phone book or contact the ANA.
- Mint tours must be arranged in advance. See the U.S. Mint website: www.usmint.gov.
Denver Mint, 320 W. Colfax Ave. (at Delaware),
Philadelphia Mint, 151 N. Independence Mall East,