Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Patties®, Shortbread — all cookies, with sales helping Girl Scout earn merit badges for nearly 100 years.
A new activity for the girl-centered organization will hopefully share the same longevity among its membership of over 3.2 million: Real Life ToothFairy patch.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts learn skills essential to success in life, like financial literacy, innovation, and more.

Now they can earn a Real Life ToothFairy patch under a program created by the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation ( to encourage Girl Scouts to not only learn about oral health, but also to become dental care advocates.

According to a story in Mentor magazine, to earn the patch, a Girl Scout can choose at least one activity from three leadership categories. One possible activity includes hosting or participating in an America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive to help collect “Tools for Teeth.” These include: toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss, which are sent for donation to underserved children.

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