On October 23rd, The Blazing Bears of Den 2 enjoyed an exciting and educational outing to Popular Bank in Brea. Graciously hosted by the branch management and staff, the Bears received a tour of the facility, learned about banking operations, equipment, and security, and were invited to step into the HUGE walk-in vault! The bank staff also led the Bears in a very engaging and thought-provoking discussion about saving money and making wise spending choices. To illustrate the ease of building one’s savings, the Bears were able to “practice” depositing play money into an imaginary account. As a final send-off, Popular Bank staff armed each Bear with a ceramic piggy bank to further encourage the Scouts’ money-saving practices at home.