Crime Prevention Patch

Crime Prevention Award
Requirements for
Cub 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

Complete activities from the program book in which your son is working, as indicated below, and discuss how they relate to crime prevention in your family.

First Grade:
Tiger Cubs, BSA Family Activity Book

Second Grade:
Wolf Cub Scout Book

  • "Know Your Home and Community", pages 60-63
  • "Making Choices", pages 96-101

Third Grade:
The Bear Cub Scout Book

  • "Law Enforcement is a Big Job", pages 58-63
  • "Be a Leader", pages 154-157

Relate three of the requirements to crime prevention

Fourth - Fifth Grade:
Webelos Scout Book

  • "Citizen", pages 156-177
  • "Family Member", pages 208-226

Discuss items about drugs and crime, gangs and crime, graffiti and crime, peers and crime.

Phase II

Participate with your family, den, pack, 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.)

NOTE: This award can be earned at each grade level.


Page updated on: May 02, 2013



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