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About Scrub Club®

Launched in 2005, this first of its kind program provides handwashing resources for teachers, parents and caregivers of kids 3 to 8 years old. In 2019, we refreshed all our characters and materials to match the current handwashing steps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov). Our updated website includes all new characters, a music video, printables, activities and more -- with additional resources added as they become available.

Anyone who interacts with small children knows they touch and share everything, including germs. Illnesses can spread quickly in classrooms, daycare centers and at home. And frankly, let’s be real — most kids don’t want to be bothered with washing their hands because it takes away from their fun activities. Enter the Scrub Club®. Science shows that proper handwashing can reduce spreading germs and risk of infection. The Scrub Club® takes science and makes it fun for kids to wash their hands the right way.

This group of heroes helps kids understand the five steps of handwashing by encouraging continued behavior presented in a fun and enjoyable way. Together we can empower children to be handwashing heroes!

Scrub Club® Mission

To protect and improve human health, our mission is to be the leading resource on hand hygiene for parents, caregivers and teachers of kids 3 to 8 years old.

About NSF International

For more than 75 years, our mission has remained the same: protect and improve human health.

As a global, independent organization, our standards team facilitates development of public health standards, and our service teams test, audit and certify products and services. The NSF mark assures consumers, retailers and regulators that certified products have been rigorously tested to comply with all standard requirements. Separately, we offer customized training and education, risk management and consulting solutions. Our professional staff of engineers, microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists and public health experts provides services in 180 countries across all major industries.