Easy Way to Attach Boy Scout Patches

by Alyssa Ideboen ; Updated September 28, 2017

Use adhesive to attach Boy Scout badges.

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If you shudder at the thought of operating a needle and thread but are responsible for attaching the patches and other Boy Scout insignia to your young man's uniform, fear no more. With fabric adhesive and an iron, you can quickly and easily secure Boy -- and Girl -- Scout badges to any uniform saving time and avoiding potential needle pricks.

Wash the uniform before applying fabric adhesive. Wash and dry according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Put adhesive on the back of the patch. Cover the entire surface with fabric adhesive. Allow the glue to dry for 10 minutes or according to the manufacturer's directions.

Place the patch on the uniform. Press lightly to secure.

Place a cloth over the patch and press with a hot iron with no steam for 60 seconds. Flip the garment over and iron for an additional 30 seconds.


  • Score a patch with a plastic backing with a craft knife before applying the fabric adhesive.

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About the Author

Alyssa Ideboen has been writing professionally since 2005. She has contributed to several print and online publications, including "Lexington Woman" and "Global Business" magazines. Ideboen holds a Bachelor of Arts in business management and communication from Judson University.