Smile Squad: a Girl Scout patch program

Girl Scouts can use their creativity and scouting skills to learn how their mouths link to overall health and well-being as part of our Smile Squad patch program.  

This patch program is available to Girl Scouts of all levels - from Girl Scout Daisies through Girl Scout Ambassadors.

Girl Scouts will review good dental habits, try oral health experiments, discover how hidden sugars can damage their teeth, and learn about the importance of brushing and reading every day for a healthy body and mind. As girls complete the requirements to earn the Smile Squad patch, they’ll also get credit toward other Girl Scout badges, including My Best Self, Snacks, Eating for You and Staying Fit.

The materials below and patches are available to your troop free of charge. Contact Jean Gross, Oral Health Educator, if you have any questions.

Earning the patch is an easy 3-step process:  

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    Begin: Girl Scouts must complete one activity from each category (Discover, Connect and Take Action) in order to earn their Smile Squad patch.

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    Integrate: As girls complete the requirements to earn the Smile Squad patch, they will also be able to work on activities to help them earn Girl Scout badges

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    Finish: You can order Smile Squad patches from the Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons patch program webpage.

Smile Squad guide

This complete guide [.pdf] will help you and your Girl Scout through the variety of activities to earn the Smile Squad patch.

Activities and resources

Grin for Kids! magazine

Download [.pdf] copies of Grin! For Kids magazine for fun activities and information about oral health.

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