It's highly likely we all
know someone within our family or network of friends who is
involved with the Scouting movement,
the scale of the network within not only New Zealand but globally,
is significant and pleasingly still growing!
Did you know that Dan Carter was a Cub
Image Label Systems (NZ) has
proudly been aligned with Scouts as a partner and supplier on both
a national level and group level for many years. What you might ask
though, is what does a labelling company provide to scouts? The
answer is simple… badges!
That's right, we have been the provider of a significant range of badges for scouts
over many years.
Which badges do we make for the Scouts?
All of them! Event badges, official uniform badges, blanket
badges and woggles to mention a few, and these come in an array of
configurations including woven or embroidered badges and
If you've ever seen a cub or a scout in your travels, they are
synonymous with having uniforms (especially their sleeves),
brimming with achievement badges and acknowledgements of their
individual successes within Scouts - on the whole those badges are
produced by the Image Label Systems network.
Whether it be our team dealing with Scout's administrators to work out a
nationally relevant badge or set of badges, or dealing with a
localised group wanting to produce a memory of a special event in
the form of a badge, we can and do get involved with it
Who designs the badges?
If you have taken any time to look at the badges on a cub or
scouts uniform, you will see immediately the care and attention,
not to mention the detail that goes into these badges.
The vast majority of these badges are designed by the Scouting
Movement themselves and even better, these designs are often
drafted up by the cub or scout themselves! Imagine the pride
experienced when seeing their own design of a badge adorning the
uniforms or blankets of each member of their group!
The level of creativity with Scout badge designs is immense and
ever evolving. Whilst we have the full services of a graphic
designer within our network, more often than not the concept and
base design comes to us already done.
This said though, we do offer a full service artwork design and
creation facility - you can literally come to us with a pencil
sketch with line drawings and a rough idea of the end result, and
we will turn that into a useable artwork for a badge or patch.
As the technology available has improved vastly, so has the
quality of the badges and the themes able to be produced on these
badges. Predominantly structured as high definition woven badges,
the detail which can be achieved these days is excellent. Images
and designs portrayed are very clear and detailed, considering
these are made predominantly via a weaving process.
Whilst we focus largely on HD Damask woven badges to give a nice
clear image, we can also create embroidered badges too, this will
give that slight raised effect on your design, making it slightly
"pop out" from the badge.
Experience cuts through the hassle
Whilst some detail can present production challenges, we do have
some tricks of the trade which will assist with producing that
Our long relationship with Scouts has allowed us to refine our
processes extensively. This experience is invaluable to ensure
accurate and timely provision of products to Scouts as a whole.
From understanding the intricacies of national policies relative to
size standardisation, defined colours for threads and also the
themes looking to be achieved with a badge, this can only come from
a close partnership and knowledge.
Groups have sourced badges on their own in the past, but more
often than not they have reverted back to our network due to
The benefits of trying to source your own labels and badges are
generally minimal, especially taking into account the hassle
factor; the pure economics of the proposition are likely to impact
on a successful project.
From years of experience and being located on the ground in core
countries, our network takes away your worry. We have the
experience and facilities already lined up to make the entire
process easier, faster and cheaper.
Call us for any badges you may need
Whilst Scouts provide one example of badges we make, similar
requirements are made for the likes of St John who
run a programme for young recruits to display their proficiency
with a range of tasks, activities and challenges. Whilst this is
for the youth section of the organisation, the badges and patches
you often see on St John ambulance officer uniforms, are also
provided through our network.
Whilst we have talked mostly about badges and patches, our
services are much broader, encompassing all other aspects of label
weaving, uniform epaulettes, swing tags, presentation boxes and
packaging, along with an almost unlimited array of other branding
options centred on apparel.
Do you know someone locally in Scouts or Girl Guides? Send them a link to this
article and maybe we can assist them too.
If you are not sure where to start for your badge or patch
us, we will guide you through the process from concept to