Boy Scouts from four different troops in North Carolina spent a recent morning learning to read dental x-rays, identify tooth decay, make molds of their teeth and more.

According to a story by Dustin George of, Dr. Will Harvey invited 13 scouts to his practice to help them earn their Dentistry Merit Badge.

“When I was a scout I don’t think the dental badge was even a thing,” said Dr. Will Harvey, dentist and owner of the practice. “I saw the badge as an opportunity to give back to the scouts. This gets these guys one step closer to their Eagle (Scout rank).”

Harvey, a former Eagle Scout himself, donated his office and all of the materials needed for the scouts to complete the requirements for the badge on Friday.