The Keep Texas Beautiful Patch Program is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of Scouts in their communities. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire youth or other youth group members may earn patches by participating in various events.
Keep Texas Beautiful’s Youth Patch Program was launched and supported by the Honorable Ruthe Jackson, a founding member of KTB and councilwoman in Grand Prairie. For years Ms. Jackson fulfilled patch orders out of her home. Eventually, the state office took over the ordering and inventory duties, but through the years the program fell by the wayside.
At Ms. Jackson’s urging, the Youth Committee revived the program. The committee redesigned and reordered patches, and Ms. Jackson paid for the initial inventory. She requested that KTB charge a fee for the patches in the future, so that KTB could maintain an inventory for years to come.
We continue to improve our patch program in Ms. Jackson’s memory. Today we have five different patches, and more in the works. We now offer toolkits that include ideas for earning patches and flyers to promote them. We believe that recognizing youth for their environmental efforts is key to creating a sustainable future.
- To provide the opportunity to honor Scouts for their significant contributions toward keeping Texas beautiful.
- To educate Scouts about the Keep Texas Beautiful mission and to involve them in community activities relating to our focus areas of litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction.
A big thank you to the Youth Task Force who assisted in revamping the KTB Youth Patch Program!
Keep Texas Beautiful
Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off
Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off patches are earned by participation in a cleanup event or improvement project that is done during the designated Trash-Off days.