Keep Texas Beautiful works hard to encourage our Texas youth to get involved in clean-ups and be conscious of the environment. We applaud the great work done by school-aged Texans and continue to inspire them to be eco-friendly and care for the environment. One of the ways we do this is through our youth program, Scout Pack. But what exactly is Scout Pack and how do you get involved?

Scout Pack is a creative way to earn our KTB patch. If you're involved in Boys or Girls Scouts, it can even help you earn a Soil & Water Conservation Patch or complete your It's Your Planet-Love It Journey. To participate in this program, you can register your youth group for the Don't mess with Texas® Trash-off event taking place during the month of April. You also have the option of registering for our Fall Sweep Cleanup happening in the fall. After you register your Scout Pack clean-up event through Keep Texas Beautiful, you will receive a clean-up kit full of goodies to aid in your event, This kit includes, trash bags, gloves, first aid, safety vests and promotional tools. The most exciting part of the Scout Pack kits are the custom patches to show off all the great work you did with Keep Texas Beautiful!

Volunteering during adolescence helps our young Texans know how to keep Texas clean and shows them how littering can affect our environments. 

With Easter weekend upon us, many public or neighborhood parks would be a great place to start your clean up. There will be plenty of plastic Easter eggs as well as candy wrappers that will need clearing up. Get your youth group together and help keep our state beautiful! â€‹Cleaning up our state can happen at any age - why not get your youth group started today? Click HERE for more information on Scout Pack along with helpful flyers and resources.

Blog post written by Communications Intern, Savannah Burkhart.