Crime Prevention and Fire Safety Badges

Two new embroidered badges will be available from 7th October. These are our Fire Safety badge and our Crime Prevention badge. Both badges are embroidered, 2.5” diameter in size with a overlocking or merrowed border.

Fire and Crime Badges

The Fire Safety badge features a female fire fighter, American style. These can be used for a fire safety evening, perhaps where a member of the fire service has given a talk, or to represent a visit to a fire station.

The Crime Prevention badge features an image of a policeman. These can be used for a crime awareness and prevention evenings, perhaps where a member of the police service has given a talk or put identity marks on their bicycles’, or to represent a visit to a police station.

Would like your Unit name added?

An alternative to our ready-made cloth badges are our unit name pin badges with both these designs available as button badges and can be customised at no extra cost, priced at just 50p each. We can also change the name of the badge to something else such as Fire Station Visit or Police Station Visit.

Check out all our Event Badges

Christmas 2013 Badge

For those early planners out their Christmas is less than 100 days away and it’s a good idea to start thinking about your plans.

If you are doing any Christmas activities such as a challenge, church service or carol singing then this Badge would be perfect for your event. Or why not just give one as a Xmas gift!

Our Christmas badge is also great as an award for a craft night and is very popular with our Scouting and Guiding groups but equally great for schools and stocking fillers or a secret santa gift.

Merry Christmas 2013 Cloth Badge

This colourful and festive woven badge has excellent detail and has the words ‘Merry Christmas 2013’ with and an image of an girl Elf and sprinkling of snowflakes. This badge is specific to 2013 and is the 3rd version with previous years depicting a reindeer and Santa Claus. The size is 3″ square (approx 75mm x 77mm) with an overlocking border.

This badge is now on sale for just 25p each. Click here for your Christmas 2013 Badge

If you’re not an Earthling and need to know what it’s all about… Christmas Day in the majority of Christian western countries is on December 25th and celebrated all across the world commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Often a national holiday it is also celebrated in January in many Eastern countries.

This is a limited edition, exclusive badge and quantities are limited.

Happy Halloween 2013

Are you holding a Halloween Party, Sleepover or perhaps a Ghost walk? This Badge would be perfect for your event as a gift for your guests.

There are many misconceptions regarding the origins and reasons behind Hallowe’en which is often mistaken as a holiday that perhaps shouldn’t be celebrated. Possibly due to modern depictions in the movies. However it was traditionally called All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve and was observed by Western Christians on October 31st as a feast originally influenced by the Harvest Festival. Other influences are possibly pagan and Celtic. The current celebration of Halloween however has become something darker and isn’t generally celebrated by the Church with more enthesis placed on All Saints Day.

Our Halloween badge is also great as an award for a themed craft night and is very popular with our Scouting and Guiding groups. It would be equally great for schools and spooky children’s sleepovers on the night.

Happy Halloween 2013

This spooky oval woven badge has the words ‘Happy Halloween’ in horror type font, with an image of an Owl within a bright orange moon. The badge also has the year 2013 on it in blood dripping writing. The size is 3″ wide x 2.75″ tall (approx 75mm x 70mm) with an overlocking border. Produced as a woven badge to give a much greater quality in image allowing sharpness to the funky Halloween font.

Get your spooky Halloween Badge here for the sale price of just 25p each

This is a limited edition, exclusive badge for 2013 and quantities are limited.

Harvest Festival 2013 Embroidered Badge


Harvest Festival in the UK is celebrated in late September.

It is a celebration of a successful harvest and is on a Sunday around the autumn equinox, this year being 22nd September 2013.

The idea of the Harvest Festival as we know it dates back to the 1840’s when the church would be decorated with flowers and home grown produce and hymns such as “We plough the fields and scatter” and “All things bright and beautiful” would be sung.

This festival is often celebrated in Scout and Guiding and we’ve received many requests to include a special embroidered badge.

Harvest Festival 2013 Badge

I’m happy to announce that we have a fantastic oval embroidered badge depicting ploughed fields and a sunrise with an ear of corn. The badge also has the year 2013 on it. The size is 3″ wide x 2.5″ tall in diameter (approx 75mm x 60mm) with an overlocking border.

As this is a year specific badge quantity will be limited so please if you’d like this badge purchase early and not wait until the Sunday. We will of course be providing this badge again next year and hopefully include an activity pack for craft ideas.

This badge is now sold out however you can now get your new Harvest Festival 2014 badge here

Malvern Challenge

Malvern Challenge Stall

BadgeFreaks at Malvern Challenge

BadgeFreaks at Malvern Challenge

Just got back from our first camp as a stall seller at The Malvern Challenge this weekend in Cheltenham. BadgeFreaks was well received by both Guides and Scouts and we all had a fantastic time.

The Malvern Challenge is a large camp of over 3000 Scouts and Guides, run over a weekend the main challenge is a 7 mile hike with activity stops. The camp was very well organised with everything you’d ever need and plenty of entertainment.

BadgeFreaks provided the official Malvern Challenge 2013 cloth badge which is awarded exclusively to participant of the challenge. We thought as we were attending the camp anyway with our Guide group we thought why not have a stall selling our fun embroidered badges.

New Badge Designs

We produced two new stock designs specifically for the camp. The first being the rather bright and funky ‘Eat, Sleep, Camp’ woven badge which everyone loved. The second was our ‘Free Hugs’ woven badge which was so well received we almost caused complete chaos on the first night with hundreds of boys running around giving out Free Hugs to any willing girl who crossed their path.

Eat, Sleep, Camp

We also had great feedback on our generic Nights Away badges which fit together like a jigsaw. Plus a lot of leaders had a good chuckle at the ‘Cleverly Disguised as a Responsible Grown Up’ badge.

Free Hugs

One thing we will be adding in the coming months are more Scout themed cloth badges so watch this blog for new editions.

It was a fantastic atmosphere and we will definitely be going again next year which is the last ever Malvern Challenge and Sun Run. By which time we’ll have even more great badge designs. Lets hope the organisers can’t bring themselves to let go of the event and hopefully find an alternative venue for 2015!

The new badges are available from the BadgeFreaks shop.