#TroopTuesday: Treasuring Time with Keating & Goldberg

We had two great finance-themed events last week! Read on to learn more about how our Girl Scouts explored women’s history and finance.

Congressman Keating and #TheNew10

Earlier in the summer, Congressman Keating reached out to Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts to help draft ideas for the U.S. Treasury Department’s “The New 10” initiative. The Treasury Department will be featuring a woman on the bill when it is resigned in 2020. The public is able to provide input on who this woman should be and that is where our Girl Scouts come in! They have been working on ideas, as well as symbols and designs, for the bill.
Congressman Keating visited Camp Wind-in-the-Pines last Tuesday to hear presentations from girls. Girl Scouts from New Bedford, as well as campers from Camp Wind-in-the-Pines and Camp Favorite presented their projects. Congressman Keating will be forwarding all of the presentations to the Treasury Department!

Massachusetts State Treasurer Visit
Last Wednesday, Quincy Girl Scouts (and GSEM CEO Pat Parcellin) enjoyed hearing from Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. Treasurer Goldberg discussed the challenges she faced growing up and being interested in math. She encouraged the girls to pursue their career aspirations, even if they are in male-dominated fields.

Treasurer Goldberg then heard Girl Scouts present on the financial management skills that they learn through Girl Scouting. Meg Powers and Brianna Cristiani talked about their troop saving $9,000 over the course of four years so they could all travel to California. Hannah Davis, a Senior Girl Scout, said “I really enjoyed how the treasurer talked about why saving your money early is important. I also loved when she said that a woman can do any job a man can do, and sometimes even better”.

We want to share your troop stories! Send us pictures for future #TroopTuesday posts by emailing getsocial@girlscoutseasternmass.org

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