(WTOL) - As part of Girl Scout Appreciation Week, local Dairy Queen stores invited Girl Scout troops behind the counter to see how the business runs.
Between finding out how Dairy Queen makes their ice cream, touring the big cooler and getting treats of their own, the girls were learning a valuable lesson: Money doesn't grow on trees.
"Kids are always asking for stuff, so the fact that they're being taught that money doesn't grow on trees, like they think it does, and you can't just get that little card out," is a good lesson, said Bobbi Spangler, troop leader.
Running a business is actually "very hard," Junior Girl Scout Megan Martinez said.
Local store owner Jennifer Wells believes the annual program is important for the future -- and plans to keep it going.
"We've been really focusing in on where the money goes, what our employees are expected to do, showing them that it's more than just making a cone, that everyone has a responsibility, everyone has a job to fulfill," Wells said.
Now, after learning about business, budgeting, and frozen treats, there was just one thing left to do: Eat!
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