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Lake Oswego Girl Scouts learn the value of money, business


Girl Scouts from Westridge Troop 40035 visited the Lake Grove branch of MBank as part of their effort to earn business owner badges. by: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Girl Scout Isabelle Ansberry operates the MBank paper money counting machine with help from MBank teller Britney King.

At MBank, the Lake Oswego fourth-graders talked with bank employees about the importance of credit, lending and money management.

They also learned what banks offer to small businesses and the importance of a community bank.In addition to some life lessons in finance, the Girl Scouts also had a chance to see how banks count change and dollar bills. They had a behind-the-scenes look at the vault and other features of a modern bank.The Girl Scouts are led by troop leaders Angie Baker and Julie Baldwin.