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Jackson, MS. Today, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is proud to host Girl Scouts from central and southern Mississippi for the Girl Scouts Career and Financial Literacy Day. The Scouts are spending their day touring the Treasurer’s Office, State Capitol, State Auditor’s Office, and State Insurance Department. Throughout the day, the Scouts will complete activities to improve their personal finance skills and learn about the daily responsibilities of our government financial agencies.
“It is a joy to be able to host a day of fun and learning for the girls,” stated Treasurer Fitch. “As a former cookie mom, I have personally seen what an influence Girl Scouts can have in the community and what a lasting impact it can have on the Scouts’ lives. It is a pleasure to help the scouts earn their financial literacy patch and to encourage them to confidently pursue their career aspirations.”
The Girl Scouts will also meet influential Mississippi women in financial fields and attend a lunch sponsored by BankPlus. “We are excited to be able to continue to offer this event in partnership with the Office of the State Treasurer,” noted Program Director Matilda Stephens. “Many thanks to Lynn Fitch and her staff for coordinating this wonderful learning opportunity for our girls.” Following their activities, the Scouts will host a cookie reception for state agencies located in the Woolfolk building.
The Girl Scouts attending the event today are part of Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi, Inc. (GSGMS), which serves over 10,000 members across 45 counties in central and southern Mississippi. Through events and activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouts not only promotes true friendship and creativity but also instills in them confidence and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Through the organization, the girls learn how to handle responsibility, how to have courage, and what it means to be a person of good character. Through Girl Scouts, girls learn life skills and lessons that help them pursue their goals and be the leaders of tomorrow.