Recognizing Accomplishments with Custom Embroidered Patches

by Caryn Smith © 2010,
Everyone likes to be recognized for his or her accomplishments, and kids are no exception. If you’ve ever led a scout group or mentored a church youth group, then you know there are many opportunities to build up confidence and self-esteem with a simple reward. Ribbons or paper certificates certainly work, but sometimes the situation calls for something longer lasting and more impressive than a simple printed certificate. Custom embroidered patches are a special way of recognizing achievement without spending a fortune.

Uses for Custom Embroidered Patches

Patches are a permanent way of recognizing any accomplishment, no matter how large or how small. You can use embroidered patches to acknowledge membership in a club, note a specific level of achievement, commemorate an event, or honor an act of bravery or kindness.

Kids enjoy having something meaningful to remember an event by. If you’re organizing any kind of children’s activity or group outing, such as a church camp, special field trip, or a milestone camp-out, consider giving each participant a commemorative patch. It’s a great way to wind up the event and recognize everyone’s efforts.

Embroidered patches can also be used to reward a specific accomplishment. The Boy and Girl Scouts of America have used this method throughout their history, and the kids love to show off their many badges. Your group or club can use patches in the same way. Collecting patches not only fosters a sense of community within the group, it builds self-esteem and confidence. Seeing the awards they’ve earned reminds children of their accomplishments and motivates them to work hard to reach the next goal.

Groups and clubs often present special emblems to identify its members. Other organizations give different patches to denote various levels of involvement or grades of accomplishment within the group. Similar to the colored belts worn by karate students, each insignia signifies a certain skill level has been reached. Just like patches marking a specific accomplishment, this kind of reward helps motivate a child to work hard to reach the next level.

Patches Come in Many Shapes and Sizes

No matter what your group or activity, you’ll be able to find a custom patch to meet your needs. Patches are available in sizes ranging from two by two inches up to seven by seven inches and in standard shapes as well as more complex designs. They are typically sewn to garments, but some are available with an iron on or Velcro backing for easier application.

Marking a special occasion with a custom embroidered patch is a great way to tell a child he or she is special and deserving of recognition. Where a ribbon or paper certificate will quickly be discarded, a high quality embroidered patch will be worn with pride for years. Not only do they serve as a reward for a job well done, patches also provide a tangible reminder of special events in a child’s life.

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