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Girl Scouts learning financial skills at money camp

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TYLER (KYTX) - Northeast Texas Girl Scouts are keeping their minds sharp and learning valuable financial advice this summer at Money Camp.

"We need to remember to be putting our money in all the little piggies." says Abigail Duty with Texas Bank and Trust.

She's teaching this group of Girl Scouts about allowances and how to manage spending by separating needs from wants.

"D. So, you divide it among all those little piggies, remember? That's like budgeting." she says. 

Nine-year-old Julianna Dublin is enjoying the camp so far.

"We're learning about saving and spending our money wisely."

Skills that she says are important to have.

"Because when you go off into the world, if you spend too much, money, then you're not going to have any money to buy your needs and wants, and stuff like that."

The camp is all about teaching these girls how to be strong money managers.

Girl Scouts membership specialist Nicole DeBusk says it's never too early for us to teach young women how to do that.

"The younger we start, the more responsible they'll be as they grow older. And, we just want to make good leaders out of young girls."

She says they're catching on quickly.

"Today, they learned what 'philanthropy' was. They're still trying to master how to say it, but they know what it means."

And, she says that's what matters.

At the end of the week, the girls will have a graduation ceremony and earn two badges- the savvy shopper and business owner badges.

Money Camp was paid for through a $5,000 grant from Texas Bank and Trust.

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