I like any requirements that make my children consider budgeting their money. 🙂 Seriously, though this is a really important concept for them to grasp. If they only get $5 a month they shouldn’t plan on spending $10.
Requirement 4 for the Webelos Family Member activity badge requires the Scout to plan a budget for 30 days. This simple worksheet will provide a way to do that.
I also put a space at the bottom for them to figure out how much savings they can anticipate from their budget. Some kids won’t save a lot, but it is a good starting point for a discussion about saving up for future needs and wants.
Printable copy of Budget Planner for Webelos Family Member Activity Badge