Scouting goes virtual

Girl Scouts got resourceful when the pandemic hit, and they’re earning their Smile Squad patches virtually.

The Delta Dental Foundation’s Smile Squad Patch Program encourages girls to use their creativity and scouting skills to learn how the mouth links to overall health and well-being. They review good dental habits, try an oral health experiment, discover how hidden sugars can damage teeth, and learn about the importance of brushing twice a day and reading every day for a healthy body and mind.

Now they’re doing all this without leaving the safety of their homes.

“They made posters, tracked their sugary drinks with points, and they taught a family member how to brush their teeth,” says Grace Rudolph, leader of Brownie Troop 8156 in Byron Center, Michigan.

Janna Skwirsk, leader of Brownie Troop 77176 in Warren, Michigan, said her troop members were happy for the activities to keep learning and growing.

During this pandemic, as everyone struggles to live differently through social distancing, programs like Delta Dental Foundation’s Smile Squad Patch Program provided materials and guidance for our troop to learn and grow collaboratively

—Janna Skwirsk

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