KTB Patch Program

 The Keep Texas Beautiful Patch Program is designed to give recognition to the outstanding efforts of youth in their communities. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Youth, or other youth group members may earn patches by participating in various events, projects, or programs.

*NEW for Scouts*
KTB Scout Starter Packs
help scout troops prepare for the statewide Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off, which takes place on April 8. By organizing a Trash-Off event in your community, you’ll not only help the environment, but you can also earn our Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off patch for your scouts.


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 in creating a sustainable future.

The purpose of the patch program is to honor youth for their significant contributions toward keeping Texas beautiful. KTB aims to educate and engage young Texans in areas relating to our focus areas of litter prevention, beautification, and waste reduction.

Available Patches

Keep Texas Beautiful Patch
Earn the Keep Texas Beautiful patch by participating in a cleanup event, improvement project, or environmental activity that is sponsored by a KTB Affiliate.

Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off Patch

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.

I keep Texas BEAUTIFUL

Earn the I Keep Texas Beautiful patch by participating or hosting any activity relating to litter prevention, beautification, waste reduction, or environmental education.

I Can Dig It

The I Can Dig It patch can be earned by doing a project that involves digging in the dirt and beautifying your community.

Keep Texas Waterways Clean

The KTWC patch can be earned by participating or hosting a Keep Texas Waterways Clean event.