For a number of years, the Crime Prevention Award has been available to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, and participants in Learning for Life, as well as adults. ALL participants - including those not registered in Scouting or Learning for Life - have been eligible to earn the Crime Prevention Award provided they fulfill the requirements of the two phases outlined below, and detailed on the appropriate application forms.
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.
Of course, promoting Crime Prevention is still a valid project for Scouts, and can be done, even without the opportunity to get this award.
The award can be earned at EACH Level, using different requirements. The Award for completion of the requirements is the patch shown at the top of this page, and a wallet card, shown at the bottom of this page. In addition, a wall certificate is available for individuals, families, dens, packs, patrols, teams, crews, posts, or other groups who participate in the program. The pin shown at the bottom of this page can be presented to youth and adults who participate in and/or give leadership to the program.
The patch is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a TEMPORARY patch. Only ONE Temporary patch may be worn at a time. The pin is NOT worn on the uniform.
Phase I is basically an individual, or Youth and Family phase, and Phase II is designed to be a group, or Youth and Unit phase.
Crime Prevention Award Guidelines
Crime Prevention Award Requirements