Jackson, MS. Today, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch
is proud to host Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts for Greater
Mississippi for the fifth consecutive Girl Scouts Career and Financial Literacy
Day. The Scouts, in grades 6 to 10, 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.
“Ensuring all Mississippi youth have strong financial
literacy has always been a priority for me,” said Treasurer Fitch.
“And, I am pleased to work with the Girl Scouts to reinforce these critical
life skills for these young women. As a former cookie mom, I have seen
how Girl Scouts builds self-confidence, positive self-awareness, and lifelong
friendships. It is a real pleasure to host this event each year and help
these young women start building a foundation for their brightest futures.”
“We are excited to be able to continue to offer this event
in partnership with the Office of the State Treasurer,” noted Girl Scouts of
Greater Mississippi 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.