11/09/2011 02:58 pm ET Updated Jan 09, 2012

Girl Scouts Teach Girls To Get Real About Money

Most of us understand intuitively that the Girl Scouts of America aren't just about selling cookies. What you might not know is that the green-sashed entrepreneur who preys on your weakness for Thin Mints is also preparing to be your son's boss.

A new curriculum of merit badges proposes to teach the GSA's more than 3 million members everything from good credit to budgeting to the ins and outs of savings and investing. In all, there are 13 Girl Scout badges and awards related to financial literacy.

Can I please get an "amen"? As the father of a soon-to-be-9-year-old girl, I call this a welcome detour for those too often caught up in the Kardashian Age of glam slamming.

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