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Budgeting Badge in a Bag® — Single – LIMITED SUPPLY !

Product Number: MF-504

With our mock auction (host it virtually when troops can’t meet in person), your girls will absolutely love using the Budgeting Badge in a Bag® –Single from MakingFriends®.com to earn the Cadette Budgeting badge!

See our blog for complete description of activities and ideas included.


Get your Cadettes excited about making financial decisions by bidding on items to keep and items to donate. Our mock-auction is played with faux money but your girls will get pumped up as if it is their own hard-earned cash.

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With the Budgeting Badge in a Bag® from MakingFriends®.com your girls can complete all five requirements for the “Cadette Budgeting” badge in one excitement-packed meeting. Individually packaged for your convenience.

  1. Budgeting for Values with a Mock Auction (Auction Paddles, Faux Money, Auction Sheets, Worksheet)
  2. Track Your Spending (Receipt Pouch)
  3. Learn to Save Money (Wooden Bank)
  4. Explore Ways to Give (Auction Sheets)
  5. Create a Budget (Faux Money, Worksheet)

You’ll also need:

  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors
  • Calculator
  • Pencil With Eraser, Paper and Pen
  • Assorted Craft Supplies

Additional information

Weight 0.75 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
Item Number


8 reviews for "Budgeting Badge in a Bag® -- Single - LIMITED SUPPLY !"

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


  2. Rated 2 out of 5


    I agree with Tamara with the auction items. I needed up making my own so it was good for the ideas. My girls loved the work sheet for budgeting. Instead of the bank and the receipt bag I taught them about the envelope system from Dave Ramsey. I thought that was much more age appropriate.

  3. Rated 2 out of 5


    No way my girl(s) would do the little bank or receipt bag. That’s a brownie activity. The worksheets for the auction and budget were helpful, but that’s all I could use. The auction items were not of interest- Selena Gomez is not really popular with this age group any more- they liked her 3-4 years ago. And auctioning baseball tickets- also not an interest. So although the idea was good, I had to rework everything. I would have returned for a refund, but I did use the auction and budget sheets. Still, that”s expensive for 3 sheets of paper.

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      Sorry you were disappointed. Can you give me more input? What kind of activities did you provide instead? We like to hear what the girls are into.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    i wish there was a way to just get to worksheets! i can get the rest of it myself. would love to know if there is a way to make this happen.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Happy with my order, first meeting is tonight. Hoping this will make “Budgeting” fun for the girls! It sure makes it easy on me.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    My girls are very busy with activities so I try very hard to put together meetings they will really enjoy and learn something. The bidding part was the best. They were fired up! It was my first time with these badge kits but will definitely order again. I am showing the girls the other badge kits and asking which ones they want to do.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    My girls earned the Cadette Budget badge this past weekend using this Badge In a bag. The girls had a blast with the mock auction. Pretending to buy things they have always wanted. Many girls discovered real quick how fast money goes away. When we did the budgeting activity to show them how income and getting a good paying job are important, and budgeting for what you actually need verse what you want is important. They had fun making the bank and receipt bag. We started with bank so it gave time for paint to dry before putting stickers or decorations on bank. I would highly recommend this badge in a bag to your troop. Dealing with money is not the most fun as adults it was a great way to show and teach girls about the ins and outs of budgeting your money without boring them with a bank account and spreadsheets.

  8. Rated 3 out of 5


    I love the idea that was packaged together, but wish you can have options of how many you want to buy at once. Say, single, 5, 12 and a few other options. I did think a few items like the bank and bag were a bit cheesy, but again, the general idea was good.

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