Patroller holding two older students back



From 1920 to present day, the AAA School Safety Patrol Program plays an important role in helping young students learn and fulfill leadership roles.

The presence of a AAA School Safety Patrol wearing the familiar belt & badge is a nationally recognized symbol alerting motorists to drive carefully, for school children are in the area.

Now, more than 654,000 children throughout the country participate in the program.

In 2020, the AAA School Safety Patrol will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. As a peer to peer leadership development program, Safety Patrols are trained to recognize traffic safety and other hazards to assist in keeping fellow classmates safe on their journeys to and from school. To commemorate this significant milestone, we are asking all former members of the AAA School Safety Patrol to Share Their Story and submit short narratives that describe their past experience in the program. If you would like to participate, please submit your narrative by clicking on the link below.

Share your Story

Getting Started

Setting Up a New Patrol


training materials

Materials for Training New Patrollers

  • Patrol Training PowerPoint
  • Role Playing Scenarios
  • At Your Post Video 
  • Patrol Pledge
  • Patrol Reminders
  • Belt Positioning
  • AAA School Safety Patrol Bookmark (PDF)

School Safety Patrol Pledge with AAA Pin Badges

Many famous Americans have held the position of AAA School Safety Patrol, including U.S. Presidents, Governors, Supreme Court Justices, Olympic Medalists, Astronauts, Educators, Executives and Community Leaders!

AAA Mid-Atlantic supports the program by providing patrol equipment, support materials, training and individualized school guidance. In addition, the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety & Education sponsors Training Camps and recognizes Outstanding AAA School Safety Patrols at Award Luncheons throughout the AAA Mid-Atlantic territory.

The AAA School Safety Patrol Program may have evolved over the years, but the mission remains the same: "to provide a safer environment and leadership opportunities for millions of school children.”

. . . today's volunteers, tomorrow's leaders!

AAA School Safety Patrol Pin Badge

Were you a AAA School Safety Patrol? Share your story by filling out the online form: 
Share your experience

Photos can be emailed to Don't forget to mention where you patrolled!