Take Care of Texas
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Did you know that Take Care of Texas has a patch for participating Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts councils?

The Take Care of Texas Award recognizes Scouts who are doing their part to conserve water and energy, keep our air and water clean, and reduce waste. The Award shows a commitment to both learning and educating others on how we can keep our state great.


Patch Requirements

Check out the selection of activities that Scouts can choose from when earning a patch. There are a lot of options!

Daisy: Must complete five activities from the activity list.
Brownie: Complete eight activities from the activity list.
Junior: Complete ten activities from the activity list plus two community service hours of conservation work. Examples include park/school clean-ups, removing exotic species, and planting trees.
Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors: Complete twelve activities from the activity list plus a conservation project/presentation relating to the Take Care of Texas mission. See the activity list for more information on the project.

Participating Councils

Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas

We are expanding to new councils. If you would like your council to offer the patch, email


Patch Requirements

1. Merit Badges: Earn three merit badges from the following list: Environmental Science, Soil and Water Conservation, Energy, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Sustainability, Gardening, Oceanography and Plant Science.
2. Community Service Hours: In addition to the merit badges, Scout is required to complete two hours toward a conservation project.
3. Complete patch application, signed by the Scout, the Scoutmaster and submit the application to your local area council.

View and download the patch application.

Pin Requirements

1. Complete Patch Requirements
2. Conservation project: Scout must complete a project in line with the Take Care of Texas mission that includes at least eight hours of service.
3. Presentation: Scout must submit to TCEQ either a 7-10 photo/slide presentation or a 3-5 minute video describing the project, how it relates to TCOT mission, and knowledge gained from experience.
4. Complete pin application, signed by the Scout, the Scoutmaster and email this signed application to along with your photo/slide presentation or video.

View and download the pin application.

Participating Councils

Capitol Area Council
Sam Houston Area Council
Bay Area Council
South Texas Council
Texas Trails Council
Longhorn Council
Circle 10 Council

We are expanding to new councils. If you would like your council to offer the patch and pin, email

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