1. Make out a household budget and keep an accurate cash and expense record for six months (junior youth can do this in cooperation with parents), or boys and girls living on a farm may keep an accurate expense and income record in connection with crops, dairy products, or livestock.
2. Keep a personal cash record and budget for at least six months.
3. Demonstrate ability to write and endorse checks, fill out receipts, make bills and monthly statements, report expenses, keep auto mileage and expense records, and figure simple interest. (Inexpensive manuals of general business methods are obtainable everywhere.)
NOTE - Arrangements with a businessman may be made for a demonstration of a bookkeeping and accounting system. One may also accompany an instructor on field trips, which may include visits to banks, industrial firms, and factories. If you have opportunity to do one of these things, write a theme describing the visit and points observed.