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Thread: What to do with Scout patches.. HELP

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    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
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    Both my grandsons are in Scouts, one in Boy Scouts, the other with one year left in Cub Scouts. They have collected quite a few patches for the various activities in which they have participated. I want to do something with all those patches that can be added to as they continue with Scouts and that won't seem too 'dorky' when they are older!! I saw someone's posting of a quilt where they included patches, but a quilt now could not have patches easily added to it later on, so I'm trying to come up with another idea. Can you help? I'm feeling very uncreative right now!!

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    You could do the red vest. Either the boys could make it or you can purchase one at the scout store and attach the patches as you go. That's what we did.

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    Maybe make a shirt quilt with patches and buttons and all?

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    When I was a pack leader & mine were in scouts, they had the patches sewn onto the back of their red vests. Actually, I made a drawing for a center circle patch with an Indian logo, pack # & such on it. Then we took the drawing to a place that made patches & had the patches made for the whole Pack. As the boys earned the little badges, they were sewn around the bigger center circle. The patches that are slightly curved on the bottom will make a circle when laid out & this is the size center patch I had made.

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    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
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    I have the red vests for them with many of the patches already sewn on, but they won't ever wear them. At least that's what my SIL tells me. So I was trying to come up with some other way to showcase them that they might want to at least keep, maybe have to share with their own sons someday.

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    I have a large collection of Girl Scout patches that I have sewn onto a backpack. Some I was able to sew by machine, and some that are close to the bottom or the zipper I had to do by hand ( use a thimble!). I always use it when I travel, with Scouts or with family, and it has started some fun conversations with strangers in the airport.

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    When I retired from being Girl Scout Leader..my troop's Moms took one of all the patches we had earned since our days as Brownies and made a wallhanging for me.

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    Some scouts want to use them as a collection to trade with other scouts at Jamboree's.. A three ring binder with plastic baseball card holders can keep them safe.

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    My husband was an Eagle Scout. His patches were all sewn on to his sash. They wore the sash with the uniform back then. We took his sash, photo of his ceremony for Eagle, his cap, 8 x 10 of his troop, the Mother's pin etc. and had a shadow box made with matting in scout colors, green yellow & red. It is awesome! He is retired and a sr. citizen, this still proudly hangs in our den.

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    You can also purcase a patch blanket from a Boy Scout Suppy store. I have three grandsons in scouts and for Christmas I got three blankets from the supply store and sewed the patches on and embroidered their names on the corners.

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