Boy Scout Merit Badges

Boy Scout Merit Badges - There are over 135 merit badges for the Boys Scout. This is earned by members of the boy scouts of America. Earning a merit badge is determined by completion of list of periodically updated requirements from the activities within the area of study. The aim of merit badge program is for youth members to examine subjects and discover if they would like to further their career or vocation on them. Once a boy scout meets the requirements for any of the badges, he is awarded with a merit badge which is where we come in knowing the importance attached to it. We make great Boy Scout Merit Badges, Boy Scout Badges and even Girl Scout Badges.

We are Houston Embroidery, a renowned custom made patches remanufacturer and supplier in Texas. We produce Girl Scout Badges for girls scout, Boy Scout Merit Badges as well as Boy Scout Badges for the Boy scouts of America and other custom patches on request. All our patches are affordable with numerous backing options. Below are our services at a glance;

·        Low Prices with Quick Turnaround time.

·        Special Discount to SAGE, ASI and PPAI members

·        3-day Super RUSH Delivery

·        Free Shipping Worldwide on all orders.

·        5-day RUSH Delivery.

·        Girl Scout Badges

·        Boy Scout Merit Badges

·        Boy Scout Badges


What’s so interesting about your Boy Scout Merit Badges?

Our Boy Scout Merit Badges are carefully designed and embroidered. Made with the best embroidery threads, it provides you with astonishing beautiful and detailed designs yet conforming to the artwork for each merit badge. This also applies to our Boy Scout Badges and Girl Scout Badges.


What can you tell me about Girl Scout Badges?

Similar to the Boy Scout Badges, Our Girl Scout Badges are awards girls earn by completing skill-building activities. There are level-appropriate badges in each Journey book and Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Our Girl Scout Badges are equally great! Herein, we offer you the best quality. Each of the Girl Scout 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 Girl Scout Badges or Boy Scout Badges with so many details as this.


How can I attach/apply Boy Scout Merit Badges when I buy them from you?

Our Boy Scout Merit Badges, Boy Scout Badges and Girl Scout Badges are designed to use any type of backing method. However Scouts are students and have no money to pay for sewing service to sew their patches on their uniforms/bags. They keep changing their badges/patches frequently, in a month, two, or three. So the best attaching option for them is iron on. Iron on patches can be removed by a home iron or a heat press machine.

To attach Boy Scout Merit Badges 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 Boy Scout Merit Badges applied;

·        Set your heat seal machine between 175 C to 185 C depending on the strength of fabric

·        Place the patch on the desired position

·        Place a thick 100% Cotton twill over the fabric

·        Press on the iron for 20 – 25 seconds

·        Press the inside-out turned part of the garment for another 15 seconds and allow the fabric to cool off.


How is the Boy Scout Badges made?

Our Boy Scout Badges is made 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 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. This same process applies with the Boy Scout Merit Badges and Girl Scout Badges.


What is the cost of purchasing your Boy Scout Merit Badges?

Our prices are calculated based on the number of stitches made thereby making it affordable for you. We do not have minimum to orders thereby giving you the flexibility to order any number affordable for you.  So I can assure you it won’t cost you much to have us make you Boy Scout Merit Badges. Note that this also applies to our Boy Scout Badges and Girl Scout Badges,


How quickly can I get the custom Boy Scout Badges once I place an order?

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 design as well as the first patch draft, we will commence production immediately and dispatch the order. We use DHL for our deliveries meaning you should have the Boy Scout Badges 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.


Who are your major buyers?

Our Buyers are individuals who are youth members of the Boy or Girl Scout and also their organization.

Steps to ordering for patches from us

Following are six easy steps to process an order for patches with us:

Step 1.                Send us your logo artwork stating the required size and quantity, the preferred backing option (Velcro or Iron on), and any other detail to get a price quote.

Step 2.                We will digitize/design your logo; send it back to you as proof in virtual form with a price quote for the patch.

Step 3.                You review, approve the design and make full payment.

Step 4.                A photo of pre-production sample is sent for your final approval attached with an approval form for you to fill.

Step 5.                Your form/approval is sent back to us.

Step 6.                We commence production and order dispatch in the given time using DHL which takes 3-4 days to deliver in the US.

Quality Assurance Department

We have experienced personnel that control the quality of our patches who are embroiderers with extensive experience in the custom embroidery industry.

Our QCs checks design details, outlines, fill areas, and the back side of the Boy Scout Merit Badges as well as other patches to ensure bobbin thread settings.


To ensure high quality assurance, these NINE (9) steps are followed by our QCs:

1.   Confirmation of size for the finished patches by taking measurements with a ruler.

2.   Confirmation of all the text/letters in a logo, matching them with the original logo artwork.

3.   Check for puckering issues is performed, using thread trimming and fabric stabilizer.

4.   Confirmation of the backing (Velcro/Iron on) option used with reference to buyer instructions.

5.   Confirmation of correct application of border type (Hot-Cut/Merrow) as stated on the instructions.

6.   Careful counts are taken to confirm accurate number of finished patches as requested, with the additional 3-5%.

7.   100% quality checks are performed on the patches to ensure that none has any defect.

8.   The packaging is examined to confirm neat packaging with small packets using the bobbin thread. Note that we do not use rubber bands for packaging since they can easily melt thereby destroying some of the packaged patches.

9.   A repeat of the steps above is done twice marking each step repeated with a printed checklist. 


Free Pantone* Color Matching

Pantone matching is needed since screen colors always differ from those on the PMS* color book and matching PMS book colors with these screen colors is impossible. Alternatively, the solution is to make the 100% match using a physical PMS color book. Note that the use of PDF PMS color book will not be ideal since it accepts slight color differences.

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.  We use the dye sublimation method to match the exact PMS color for the background fabric, as close as possible keeping in mind that Pantone has over 3,000 colors. However, since the biggest embroidery thread brand - Madeira produces about 500 thread colors; we use one thread color for six Pantone colors. Visit this page to learn more about Madeira.

*Pantone Matching System also called PMS is the only global brand


Stitch-count Based Prices

In order to be fair to our customers, we use the “pay as you go” pricing calculator which involves stitch-count based pricing method unlike our competitors who base their prices on higher stitch count thereby being unfair for you.

Please note that the number of stitches varies logo to logo; for example, a 3” round logo with 100% covered with stitches may have 15,000 to 25,000 stitches.

To avoid being unfairly charged, let us make your patches!


An American Company with Overseas Manufacturing

We are a registered LLC company in the state of Texas. We receive payments via our domestic bank accounts as well as traditional bank checks or modern eChecks.

As a Company based in the US, we receive bank checks and this also offers you a way to confirm our origin since only US companies accept bank checks. We can also receive payments from credit cards especially the local credit card – American Express which is not acceptable outside the US.

Support the local Economy by doing a business with us today.


Guaranteed Satisfaction!

To make sure you are satisfied with our work, we will redo the whole/partial order if we don’t deliver the same quality with the pre-production sample approved by you using the physical approval form attached which also contains a statement of the PMS/Madeira color codes to be used. We also offer our store credit or a full/partial refund. Note that It is our priority to satisfy all our customers and fortunately, we’ve not had any unhappy customer yet in one decade of doing this business!


Custom Patches No Minimum

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We take orders for custom patches No Minimum. Therefore, if you need just one custom embroidered patch for your personal use, we’ve got you covered.

At Houston Embroidery, we have our own embroidery machines to enable us offer our customers this flexibility of custom patches no minimum giving you the option of ordering for one, five or ten patches as you wish.


All Threads and Material Are Available Here!

Thread Options: Glow-in-the-Dark, Smooth Metallic, Twisted Metallic, Neon/Polyester with high shine, Fire resistant, and others.

Other Options: Reflective material, Fire resistant fabric, Real Leather, Felt,

Rhinestones and other decorative options.

Please what you need exactly and we will do our best to create them for you!


Free Design Setup

Converting an art file (a logo image) to an embroidery file is called embroidery digitizing. We digitize a customer’s logo for embroidered patches free of charge! However, actual value for this service is around $30 for the small logos and $150 for jacket back logos.

Yes, it is absolutely true! No jokes!

Place your order right away to experience our wonderful services.


Free Artwork Modification

Sometimes, logos, which possess too many tiny details like outlines, letters, and gradient effects, are not “embroidery-friendly”; to correct this, we use artworks to make them “embroidery-friendly”


Express Shipping by DHL

We always use DHL or FedEx unlike our competitors, to deliver custom patches to our customers in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, France, and other countries. We do this to ensure safe and fast delivery without charges for the express shipping. DHL/FedEx delivers in 3-4 days in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the countries located in Western Europe. However, it takes about a week to deliver to Eastern Europe, South Korea, and other countries.

Please note that we are not responsible for import duties or taxes that might be imposed by your customs department or official clearing agencies.


Price Quotes with Real Samples Photos*

We digitize all logos, making real samples of them for each price quote. We do this at no extra cost for making a real embroidered patch sample / printed patch sample.

*We will need a proof of your business name and address to verify your business. To do this, provide one of these following documents;

 Business registration certificate,

A utility bill displaying your business name and address,

A credit card bill displaying your business name and address,

A letter from the IRS displaying your business name and address,


Or any official document displays your business name and address.