2011 – Making Choices

(Year 1 – Original Financial Literacy Badge – Retired)

Released in 2011. RETIRED in 2022 – The badge is no longer in production, although the requirements are still sold at GSUSA shops. GSUSA stores will only sell this badge until their original stock runs out. My Money Choices replaced Making Choices leaf as the new Year 1 Financial Literacy Badge.
The Daisy Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting page has the information on when all badges were released.

Image Credit is from GSUSA Online Shop

Three steps are needed to complete this badge:

  1. Find out the difference between needs and wants
  2. Try setting a goal to save for what she wants
  3. Help others with what they need and want

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Multi-Level Matches

  • No Multi-level Matches available as this badge is retired.

Uniform Vest Placement

Retired Financial Literacy leaves should go where #9 is stated on the GSUSA Uniform Guide.

Note – New leaders and parents need to be aware that the leaves under the petals on all uniform guides have been retired (Cookie Business leaves in summer of 2021 and Financial Literacy leaves in summer of 2022). Their replacements are the flower shaped badges and go where #10 indicates. You no longer need to save room for the leaves when placing petals, but you can use that space for extra flower shaped badges.

Leaves can still be earned and worn but finding leaf badges is difficult to do since GSUSA is no longer making them and only sold until their current stock ran out.

Image Credit is from GSUSA Uniform Guide
Image Credit is adapted from GSUSA Uniform Guide

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