This is your Captain speaking...
Greetings Earthlings, and welcome to Nerd Scouts Head Quarters! If this is your first time here, hello. If you are a returning Scout, welcome home!
For those of you who don't know, I'm Claire, Captain of this ship and creator of Nerd Scouts. Below you will find information about what Nerd Scouts is, how the badges are made, and how you can become a member of Nerd Scouts today!
A brief history...
My entry into the nerd-o-sphere started when I was just a youngling and has been growing at an steady rate since. My predilection for being a nerd wasn't always something I was eager to declare, however through the years, and with the help of an outstanding group of friends who have influenced and inspired me; I have learned to be more comfortable with myself, my hobbies and interests, and the ways they shape my life! With a near encyclopedic knowledge of all things sci-fi, and artistic yet idle hands, I started creating patches for myself and through that have grown a business!
It all started when I spent an afternoon, as I often do, thinking about what life would be like in other universes. One of my favorite passtimes is to roleplay with myself and think about what aspects of my Earth life would be useful or complete nonsense in various other fictional lands. I thought about if Scouting existed in Westeros, or Middle Earth, or a galaxy far, far away; what sorts of things would be in the handbook? What merit badges could you earn in these strange lands?
I immediately started working on my first badge, the Rebel Pilot First Solo Flight badge, and as I was stitching the curve of the Rebel Alliance symbol, I thought about what my life path would have been to take me from being a young dreamer on Tatooine to being a pilot in the Rebel Alliance? So, I started coming up with other merit badge ideas like Endor Woodworking, Wampa Combat, and Droid Construction-- all of these skills would be taught to little Scouts in a galaxy far, far away!
After creating a number of the Star Wars merit badges, I started to broaden my scope and incorporate more of my favorite shows, books, movies, and other pop culture and entertainment. You can now see over 100 different designs, and even get a custom badge created special for you!
How do I earn a badge?
Easy Peasy! Visit our Badges, Patches, and Pins section and find a design that strikes your fancy. There are books, movies, TV Shows, comics, pop culture, and so much more that you might be a fan of, so start off by picking one and read about the requirements to earn said badge. If you are satisfied with your accomplishments, you can purchase your badge! You may even find that you have already earned some just by being the incredible human that you are! Go ahead and start collecting merit badges, soon enough you will be able to rock them on your vest, sash, bag, or where ever you want to show them off!
*Nerd Scouts is not responsible for any injuries that may occur whilst fighting Wampas, taking a ring to Mordor, or any other activity that you may attempt*
How Are The Badges Made?
I embroider them! Every badge is hand embroidered with cotton and silk thread, on cotton or linen fabric, then stitched onto a felt backing and a removable pin-back is attached. I draw and design the imagery, pick the color schemes, and hand stitch every badge. Every single badge is a one of a kind piece of wearable art that you can take home with you! I spend anywhere from 4-15 hours on my badges, each one of them unique!
All the badges are 100% customizable, so if you want a different color scheme, different lettering, or even an entirely original badge created for you, let me know!
I have expanded my collection to include machine embroidered Patches, and a few enamel pins!
How do I stay up to date with new releases, sales, give aways, and other cool stuff?!
Now that I have all these badges, what do I do with them?!
Pin them on your jacket, bag, backpack, lunch box, purse, scarf, vest, sash...ANYWHERE! Don't forget to take a picture and tag us so we can see how really really ridiculously good looking you are!!
I like a lot of these badges, but I'm not in LoooOoOOOOOoooooOOove !!
Never fear! I do custom orders! For nearly the same price as other badges, I will create a custom order just for you. We can work together to create a design, pick out the color pallet, and lettering! Email me on the Contact Page to set up a custom order!