have been an integral part of the Boy Scouts of America since the very beginning. The merit badges that boy and girl scouts earn while learning important skills and helping the community are well known, but scout patches are also designed for fundraising efforts and to commemorate special events and gatherings. For young members of the scouts, the custom patches collected over the years show off everything they’ve learned and all of their adventures.
Custom scout patches are all about adventure and learning new things. Young Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts add to their collection of merit badges by learning about everything from hiking and fly fishing to engineering and game design. There are also Cub Scout patches designed to commemorate important events and scout uniform patches that designate rank. No matter the design, each scout patch tells a story.
Girl and Boy Scout Patches That Go Beyond the Merit System
Whether it’s an outdoor activity award or a STEM science badge designed by NASA, every scout patch is earned by experiencing and learning new things. Even the uniform patches that new members get when signing up have a specific meaning. They represent the scouts’ oath and mission to be kind, loyal and trustworthy individuals.
Not all of the patches a scout earns are among the 135 official merit badges; however, each one is special. Here at Signature Patches, we help design boy and girl scout patches that commemorate special anniversaries and gatherings like the World Scout Jamboree, and unique badges for individual dens of Cub Scouts and local troops of Webelos Scouts.
Custom Scout Patches and Merit Badges
There are a couple of popular ways that these kinds of custom patches are used. For any type of scout uniform patch like Webelos emblem patches or troop number patches, there are set standards for the size and type of patch that’s acceptable. Boy and girl scout patch placement is also standardized for official patches. For instance, a scout’s council insignia and unit number patches always go on the left sleeve.
However, there is also room on the uniform for patches created for individual troops and councils. Most scout uniform patches, whether they’re custom made for your local area or official badges from the Boy Scouts of America, are embroidery designs. Embroidered patches have a classic look and a threaded texture that’s very familiar to every scout.
Our customers almost always choose embroidered patches for their merit badge and scout patch designs so they look like all the classic patches in the organization. However, we also offer woven patches that have smoother surfaces and offer finer details.
Woven patches are perfect for Cub Scout patch designs featuring animal logos like the lion, tiger, bear or bobcat associated with different levels of the scouts. The tighter weave pattern gives artwork on woven patches a sharper appearance than a classic embroidered design, so things like animal facial features or wild landscapes will turn out beautifully detailed.
No matter what kind of activity or event a set of custom scout patches are created for, our team here at Signature Patches expects them to be spending a lot of time in the great outdoors. With that in mind, we take special care to ensure that every product we create meets the industry’s highest quality standards. You can rest easy knowing each patch will survive the wear and tear of life outdoors and last through multiple washes.
How to Design a Custom Scout Patch
Creating a set of custom scout patches is quick and easy. All you need to do is send us your ideas by filling out a free quote form on our website. Once we have an idea of what type of design you’re looking for, our art team can set to work on your first free proof of artwork. Every customer receives free unlimited revisions, so feel free to make any adjustments you need until the proof we send you is perfect.
No matter what type of attachment option you choose or what style of patch design you prefer, attaching them to a sash, uniform or any other fabric surface is easy once you take a look at our instructions on attaching your patch.
Get Started on Your Troop’s Next Patch Today
To order your Scout patches, fill out a quote request form found anywhere on our website. The quote request form gives you the ability to give us all of the information we need to get started on your order, including a place to upload any reference artwork.
If you’re looking for a custom patch company to help bring your vision to life, you’ve come to the right place. On top of free artwork and revisions, we offer free overnight shipping and a 100% quality guarantee on all of our products. All you need are a few ideas to get started on an order of custom scout patches, so give us a call today! Every design tells a story and becomes another important memory in the lives of the boy and girl scouts in your troop.