Crime Prevention Patch

Crime Prevention Award
Requirements for
Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts

PLEASE NOTE: BSA has reduced their emphasis on this program, but has not discontinued it completely. The patch is still being produced, but some Scout Shops™ may not routinely stock the patch.  To avoid disappointing Scouts, CHECK FIRST to see if any are available in your area before promoting this program and patch.

Phase I

Carry out the activities identified in this Phase I section.


  • "Taking Care of Yourself When You Are Alone",
    Boy Scout Handbook, page 375
  • "Caring for Younger Children",
    Boy Scout Handbook, page 374


  • "The Family Council",
    Boy Scout Handbook, pages 371-373.
  • Discuss items on relationships of
    • drugs and crime
    • gangs and crime
    • graffiti and crime
    • peers and crime.

Neighborhood / Community:

  • "Know Your Community",
    Boy Scout Handbook, page 341.
  • Visit a government agency responsible for crime prevention programs.

Phase II

Participate with your family, patrol, crew, team, troop, or friends in a crime prevention project, either an original project or a project of a neighborhood- or community-based organization. (Before beginning the project, have the unit leader approve your choice.)

Page updated on: November 28, 2017

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