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GIrl Scouts Financing My Dreams Badge

JA for Everyone prepares participants to consider income, savings, debt, investing, insurance, and budgeting to become #RealWorldReady. The JA for Everyone budgeting workshop is a 4 hour financial literacy and budgeting simulation that immerses participants in managing a 30 day budget in San Diego. Participants are given an adult profile complete with a San Diego job and salary, family, credit score, credit and education debt. During the simulation participants apply for a home loan, car loans, choose insurance for their family, pay for childcare, and manage bills and obligations.

“When you daydream about your future, what kind of job do you think you might have? Do your daydreams include owning a home or traveling the world? Now's your chance to dream -- and dream big! By earning this badge, you'll explore how your dream job and dream life really match up.” – Girl Scouts of San Diego.

During your JA Finance Park simulation you will be provided with an “adult situation” which includes a job, salary & monthly income, credit score, debt, family status. You will have to learn how to plan, budget and save for your “family” scenario. This experience will also include access to our on-site Career Center, as well as our online Career Center to explore real San Diego career and educational opportunities.

This JA Finance Park simulation aligns well with some of the key components in earning your Financing My Dreams badge. 


  • Explore dream jobs
  • Price out buying your dream home
  • Research dream vacations*
  • Make a dream giving goal
  • Add up your dreams!

*Not specifically part of the JA Finance Park simulation

Purpose: "When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know the realities of budgeting and how to practice financial habits that will help me in the future!"

Ages: 6th grade and older

Ratio Requirements: 4 girl scouts to 1 troop leader/chaperone

Cost: $25/participant

Location: Mission Fed JA Finance Park - 4756 Mission Gorge Place San Diego, CA 92120

Join Us For One of the Following Dates:

  • March 25, 2020 - Due to the spread of COVID-19, JA of San Diego is ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers, students, and staff while working to carry out our mission. This JA For Everyone session is being postponed until further notice. If you have any questions, please reach out to Deanne Markle at or 619-906-4905.
  • September 26, 2020

Cancellations must be made within 72 hours of the day of the event for full refund less fees. Dates with low enrollment will be given refund or reschedule options if necessary.

For more information, please contact Capstone Operations Manager Deanne Markle at or 619-906-4905.

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JA For Everyone - Girl Scouts Financing My Dreams Badge

For for information about the JA For Everyone - Girl Scouts Financing My Dreams Badge program, visit the JA For Everyone - Girl Scouts Financing My Dreams Badge program page.

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