The overwhelming majority of adults in the UK never received lessons on managing money at school, and approximately two thirds feel that having lessons would have better equipped them to deal with the financial challenges of modern life.†
This is why MoneySense, a programme to provide financial education for children across the country, has been created. This initiative was established in 1994, and MoneySense now has a presence in over 65% of British secondary schools. Since 2005, more than two million young people have benefited from the skills they've learned.
The MoneySense for Schools programme is designed to teach school pupils what money is all about, how banks and other financial providers work and how to manage their personal finances, both now and in the future.
Since teaming up with The Scout Association, MoneySense has customised their resources for use within Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Explorer Scout Units*.
The resources are designed to be interactive, stimulating and practical. They’re also designed to make leaders’ lives easy. So whether you’re planning an expedition, a new activity or simply want to learn some new skills, MoneySense for Scouts has the tools you need.
These new activity packs are now available and cover five key themes:
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† Primary research conducted by YouGov during 29-31 May 2007 among a representative sample of 2,296 GB adults (aged 18+), based on UK adult population of 45,731,000 according to ONS population data.