A Visit From Your Bank Manager

Wendy Baker
Sparks Guider, Pathfinder Guider, Craft Trainer, Potential Trainer, Chair of Division Composite Camp, District Commissioner
Central Area, Ganaraska Division, Sugarbush District

One game that I have played with the Pathfinders last year which was very eye opening to me was under the Home emblem..Nutrition and Home Management Number 12.....Learn about debit cards and automatic teller machines, different accounts that you can establish at a bank........Discuss advantages and disadvantages of credit cards.......

Well I had the local (Royal Bank Bank) Manager come in and discuss the things in number 12 and he brought with him some booklets geared for the age range. He was only able to stay for about 20 minutes and there was a little time for question and answer and he asked them if they had bank accounts and if they knew how to write a cheque.. they all said yes.....after he left we played a game.....From a Booklet called "Focus on Fun with Teens" This book can be obtained for $7.00 from the following:-

Trifolia Limited
Box 68126
Ranchland Postal Outlet
7750 Ranchview Drive N.W.
Calgary Alberta
T3G 3N8

.........the game was called "Balancing Act" and the it is geared to help the girls understand the importance of handling their money in a responsible manner including budgeting, how to use credit cards and how to balance their personal records.....I highly recommend obtaining this book.