Your child will often come home from camp or an activity with a Blanket Badge. What do you do with this? Sew it on a blanket of course! Blankets are for putting over your back when sitting around a campfire, as your front is getting toasted, but your back is cold. Blankets can be any material, colour, size or shape, even made into a poncho, or cape. At Brookvale Curl Curl Group they are usually made from a square of fleecy material, about as long as the width of the material, about 1.7m square. This is because they are light and also fire retardant. Also old picnic rugs are good, as the stripes make it easier to line up the badges. (if you want them in lines) They become a wonderful keepsake of their years in Scouts, and are often handed down the family. When they go up to the next section and get a new uniform, the old uniform badges can be sewn onto the blanket. Also instead of buying expensive souvenirs on holidays and outings, buy a sew-on badge instead.