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FREE Red Ribbon Week Patch for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31, 2011

Go to: www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.comExternal Link or www.JustThinkTwice.comExternal Link


Dear Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Leaders,

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) created a Red Ribbon Week patch to encourage and support scouts who wish to learn about Red Ribbon and participate in local efforts to educate youth about the dangers of drug abuse. 

Red Ribbon Week was established in memory of the sacrifices made to help keep our communities drug free and encourage youth to lead healthy lives free of drugs. Observed annually from October 23 to October 31st, Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration promoting youth education on the dangers of substance abuse.

The DEA encourages all Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups to participate.  Patches will be given to the first 20,000 qualifying Boy Scout and Girl Scouts.

Red Ribbon Week Patch Requirements: 

-The Scout leader MUST submit the 'Intent to Participate' form by Friday, October 7, 2011.  The online form is available at www.justthinktwice.comExternal Link or www.getsmartaboutdrugs.comExternal Link

-Each Scout must attend a drug prevention education session.

- Each Scouting unit or troop must sponsor a Red Ribbon Week activity.

-Each Scout must take a drug-free pledge.  

-The Scout leaders must submit the 'Activity Report' upon completion of all program requirements no later than Friday, November 18, 2011.

For ideas on Red Ribbon Week activities and other program information please download the implementation guide from the websites listed above. If you have questions please email them to or call DEA at 202-307-7936.   





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