People may get upset because most young people are always on their phones, but these Girl Scouts are receiving praise for helping senior citizens to use their own cell phones.
The Girl Scouts from Troop 60013 in Arlington, Virginia set up their first walk-in clinic for elderly people having trouble understanding how to unlock the secrets of their modern gadgets.
Each teen spent at least an hour of one-on-one time with their older counterparts. Based on their technological experience, each Girl Scout was assigned to teaching different aspects of Android and Apple phones.
Some of the oldsters actually wanted to join the ecommerce revolution, and needed help setting up ApplePay—others simply had trouble learning how to send messages to their family members.
“I was teaching this older woman how to text people, and the first thing that she did was text her daughter,” one of the Scouts told CNN. “And I thought that was really sweet. It just made me feel really, really happy.”
In addition to orchestrating group lessons for all of the seniors to learn together at the end of the clinic, the youngsters even printed out brochures and guides for the seniors to take home in case confounded seniors had trouble with their smart phones in the future.
The eighth graders orchestrated the clinic as a means of earning their Silver Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can receive.
After experiencing the resounding success of their project, the girls hope to organize more clinics in the near future.
“Those girls were just marvelous,” said Nancy Taylor, a great-grandmother of four who visited the clinic. “They were all set up and ready for us and had a very mature attitude about answering our questions, and they were magnificent.”
(WATCH the clinic footage below)
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