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.
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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 Factsheet
About Red Ribbon Week
How did Red Ribbon Week come about? It all started with one man. Remember Special Agent Camarena