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Red Ribbon Week patch from The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

October 1, 2013

Red Ribbon Week Patch



Boy Scouts & Girls Scouts can Earn a FREE Patch from the DEA!

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 , Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration to promote 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 25,000 qualified participants.

All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are eligible to participate in the program. To earn the DEA Red Ribbon Week Patch, Scouts must complete the following:

Each Scout leader or designee must submit the Intent to Participate form by . The online form is available at
Each Scouting unit or troop must coordinate or support a Red Ribbon Week activity.
Each Scout must attend a drug prevention education session.
Each Scout must take the DEA Drug-Free Pledge.
The Scout leader must submit the Activity Report upon completion of program requirements, no later than Friday, December . The online form is available at
Please review the Implementation Guide. Many of your questions will be answered in the guide.

For questions or comments on the program, please send email to or call 202-307-7981.

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