11 Nov 2014

All you need to know about the Girl Scout Fun with Money Patch workshop at the National Money Show

National Money Show | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

The American Numismatic Association presents a Girl Scout Fun With Money Patch workshop 2015

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

Take a closer look at the coins and paper money we use every day
. Earn the Fun with Money Patch developed by the American Numismatic Association in cooperation with Girl Scouts of Colorado. Girl Scouts and their parents admitted free!

SESSION 1: Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) 

SESSION 2: Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m.)


  1. Visit the American Numismatic Association (ANA) website at www.money.org. Read the requirements for the Fun with Money patch by going to “Discover,” then select “Young Numismatists” and “Scouts.” Continue in the same drop- down menu to learn more about the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum, Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library and programs for young collectors. Find out what you can see and do at the ANA’s National Money ShowSM in Portland under “Numismatic Events.”
  2. Draw a design for a new $1 coin on an 81⁄2 x11-inch sheet of paper and bring it to the workshop (Requirement #1). Keep your design simple and clear; do not make it cluttered. You must include the following inscriptions: Obverse (“heads” side): Year, LIBERTY, and IN GOD WE TRUST
Reverse (“tails” side): UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR


Everyone will learn a lot about coins and currency. If you have a collection, please leave it at home so it will not be lost. Girl Scouts will complete the patch requirements during the workshop. Parents and adult leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend. Scouts who complete the requirements at the clinic will receive a free six-month membership in
the ANA and a Fun with Money patch.

MORE FUN . . .

We encourage you to allow ample time before or after the workshop for Girl Scouts to explore the explore the Kids Zone, collector exhibits, the ANA Museum Showcase and other interesting areas of the coin show. Public registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The show is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.


Remind Girl Scouts to bring their coin designs and encourage them to wear their uniforms. Provide a copy of this flyer to
Girl Scouts planning to attend the workshop. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. for Session 1; 12:30 p.m. for Session 2.


To register, contact James Reinders at 503.816.1921 or coins2015@collect3.com. Please include Troop number, Scout name(s) and grade level of Scout(s). Please register by February 20. This event is not sponsored or hosted by Girl Scouts of America.

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Amanda Varner

Level 4

I love the idea of hosting a "clinic" for young-adults and kids who can learn about numismatics directly from the best in the biz (while also completing a scout badge)! Great idea, and would love to see this spread to more cities, maybe hosted by local ANA-vetted-and-member coin dealers. I'm sure scouts outside of Colorado would love an intensive "clinic" like this! I'd be the first one to sign up as an instructor if it were to ever happen. :) *On a side note,I hope that this doesn't come off as a negative criticism, because it's genuinely not: Sometime back, I looked at both the Girl and Boy Scouts' badges for coin collecting, and compared the two for a project that has since fallen through. I was a little disappointed in the criteria required for the Girl Scout to earn the "Fun With Money" Badge, especially when compared to the Boy Scouts. I would also love to see a little more numismatic depth, and a little less drawing! ;) Girl Scout Badge: https://www.money.org/explore-the-world-of-money/scouts/cadettesenior-girl-scout-requirements Boy Scout Badge: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-COIN.aspx


Level 6

I think this is a great idea! What a fun concept! I was a Girl Scout years ago and would have loved to do something like this!

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