Wondering where to get the best and affordable Boys Scout patches as a Scout, supplier or parent to a Scout who just earned a merit badge, this is for you! Our job is to create top notch badge design patches of your choice. Our collection includes all the merit badges to be earned by any member of the Boy Scouts of America. Earning each of these merit badges which are over 135 in number is determined by completion of list of periodically updated requirements from the activities within the area of study.
Houston Embroidery Service is your one-stop service provider of Boy Scout patches as well as other types of patches. With our patches, we also offer you the opportunity to customize exactly what you want irrespective of the quantity needed. We are a leading custom made patches manufacturer and supplier in Texas. We offer different patch types at great and affordable prices with numerous backing options. Below are our services at a glance;
To better understand as well as clear questions and doubts you may have as regards purchasing our Boy Scout patches, we’ve taken time to answer some questions below which will definitely give you a deep insight before placing your request via this link. Please do read on.
We make our Boy Scout Patches and other custom patches using computerized embroidery machines. A logo or text can be embroidered with embroidery thread on any piece of cloth by an embroidery machine. In this procedure, the badge is first designed on a computer program called Wilcom Embroidery Digitizing Software which creates a digital embroidery file. The file is sent to the embroidery machine using a USB or data cable; then the machine reads the file and makes the badge on the fabric. Find out more about the Wilcom Embroidery Digitizing Software by visiting this page.
What’s so special about your Boy Scout Patches?
Our Boy Scout patches are special because we carefully design them with the best embroidery process. Made with the best embroidery threads, our patches provides you with astonishing beautiful and detailed designs yet conforming to the artwork for each merit badge. Despite availability of cheaper brands of embroidery machines, we use the best to make sure you’re fully satisfied. We use the Barudan Machine which is known and respected throughout the industry for quick work, ability to handle high volumes, and remarkable detail with consistency. Once you place your request with the specific badge needed, we design and upload it to this machine which puts out the design on a piece of cloth. Find out more about the Barudan Machines by visiting this page.
Each of the badges is created with the highest standards, matching the colors, designs, dimensions and appearance of its official counterpart. You won’t be able to find any other Embroidered Boy Scout Patches with so many details as this. Also visit this page to learn more about our embroidered patches.
Our Boy Scout patches are designed to accommodate any type of backing method. However, given that Scouts are mostly students who might not have money to pay for sewing services to sew their patches on their uniforms/bags, we use the iron on backing option. We also do this since they keep changing their badges/patches frequently, in a month, two, or three. With a simple and easy heat press from a home iron, these patches can easily be attached or removed.
To attach Boy Scout patches on scout uniforms, you will need a heat seal machine (dry iron) and a flat clean and dry surface. The iron on backing involves a thin layer of special glue that fastens on the fabric when heated using dry iron and hardens when it cools off. (Please visit this page to read more on Iron on Backing) To get your Embroidered Boy Scout Merit Patches applied;
What would it cost me to place a request on any of the Boy Scout patches?
You don’t have to worry as our prices are calculated based on the number of stitches made which makes it very affordable for you. We do not have minimum to orders thereby giving you the flexibility to order any number you want. So I can assure you it won’t cost you much to have us create Boy Scout Patches for you.
When I place my order a few Boy Scout patches, how quickly can I get them?
We strive to offer our customers a fast paced service, so your order shouldn’t take long to get to you. Once we are able to go through the process of having you confirm the designs as well as the first patch drafts, we will commence production immediately and dispatch the order. We use DHL for our deliveries meaning you should have the Embroidered Boy Scout Patches delivered within 3 – 4 days from the time of dispatch if you are in the US. There are also options for 3-days or 5-days RUSH service.
Boys scout America has a uniform approved for its members and volunteers as a means of identification. All their members are expected to wear this uniform to all scout outings, patrol meetings, and troop meetings. Our collection of Boy Scout Patches is designed to be applied only on the tan and green Scouts BSA uniform known as the symbol of American scouting. Since all scout members wear same uniform, the patches is what differentiates each member from the other and this is determined by the badges each member have earned as well as their specific troop neckerchief. Some of the scouts also have an activity uniform customized for the troop. This is mostly designed from t-shirts and is worn for work projects, sporting activities and other events that are tedious or not too official. Although these are correct Boys Scout America terms, the official uniform of the Boys Scout which has the boys scout patches are often referred to as ‘Class A’ uniform while the activity uniform is referred to as class ‘B’.
Placement of the boys scouts patches or merit badges on the sash are entirely up to the scout. The patches can be displayed in two or three rows positioned 3 inches down from the top of the sash. Also, the merit badges are not to follow any position or order. The scout can put anyone first before the other; anyone can come first, whether Eagle-required badges, green ordered elective badges, etc.
The sash for Boys Scout patches is worn draped over the right shoulder and left hip. Only one sash is allowed at a time. No scout member is allowed to wear more than one sash at a time; the same applies for the Arrow sashes.
Our buyers are individuals who are youth members of the Boy Scout and have earned one or more different merit awards. We create the same boy scout badge for the merit award they need using the same motif design but with op notch quality hence it comes out finely cut and superior to the regular ones out there. Our buyers also include different troops from Boys Scout Associations or their representatives who need merit badges made from the highest quality for special award to their members. To help our customers get the exact thread or fabric colors they need for their project, we match the colors ourselves at no extra cost.
History of Boys Scout Patches
The history of Boys Scout Patches is tied to the history of merit badges since the patches mainly constitute of merit badges. Each of these merit badges has its own history just like they have different criteria for earning them. Many other Scouting organizations around the world such as Baden-Powell Scouts, Pathfinders, and Royal rangers have their different names for the merit badges they issue or their equivalent. They are sometimes called honors of proficiency badges.
The badges were integrated into the Scouting program as early as the start of the movement in United Kingdom on August 1, 1907 and have always been an important part of the uniform and insignia of the Boy Scouts. Scouting was introduced into the United States in 1910 and the Boy Scouts of America quickly issued an initial list of about 14 Boy Scout Patches known as merit badges. However, there was no award for them at the time. In 1911, about 57 Boys Scout Patches were manufactured and made official. The number climbed to 127 from 1975 to 1987. By March 2014, there were up to 134 Boy Scout Patches for different merit awards. 380 Boy Scout confirmed members have earned all the merit badges. The first Boy Scout to do so is Allen Acomb in 1928 while the first Boy Scout to earn all the Boy Scout Patches before earning his Eagle was David R. Schulze in 2004.
Boy Scout America now changes the design names for each of these merit Patches and their availability with various factors such as popularity, societal changes and focus changes in the Scouting program put into consideration. Out of the 57 Patches that were originally created, only 11 are still available with the same basic design motif. Out of those 11, only five of them were made available in each generation of the 10 merit badge types. 21 of the initial merit badges are still available but in different designs.
Easy Guide on best placements for Boy Scout Patches
Are you stuck trying to find the best way to attach Boy Scout patches to your uniform? With a little guide, a couple of tricks and with the provider offering you a range of application options, placing your patches doesn’t have to be difficult.
Sew on application method is one of the most common methods, however it is also tricky when it comes to aligning the patches as they can easily shift while you are battling with the needle and thread and once they do so, realigning them might mean starting afresh. So it’s better to have it done by a tailor or seamstress. Also, the Iron-on application method is extremely popular especially for Scouts. It’s easier because you can place the Boys Scout Patches on the uniform exactly the way you want it and apply heat directly with a home dry iron to melt the adhesive onto the cloth. This is a faster process; however it is less durable when compared to sew on method.
So here’s the trick you can apply; you can choose the best of these two methods by using the iron-on application to position your Boy Scout patches on the uniform exactly the way you want them. Once they’re stuck with the adhesive glue after heat press, take your needle and thread and sew on the patch. This will give you a patch that could even outlast the apparel it’s attached on. With any of these methods, you can also add the plastic backing to the standard twill to make the patch stiffer and more durable.
Other attachment options you could also explore for your Boy Scout Patches are the Velcro Backing option especially when you need a less permanent option. This is perfect since using the standard hook and loop from Velcro gives you the ability to quickly remove your Boy Scout patches whenever you need to. You can also make use of button loops which can easily be slipped on or off your shirt as the situation demands.
However you want your Boy Scout patches attached, the first step is usually to get a good patch company that will provide you with excellent patches and the right backing option for them and also guide you through the process if you have questions. Houston embroidery is a patch company you can count on. With their excellent services and experienced customer care, you’re sure to get what you need.