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How To Use Badge Magic (not in use)  

CAUTION: Please do not let young Scouts attempt this process without adult supervision. Badge Magic is non-toxic, but very sticky. Keep Badge Magic out of the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and hair! In most cases unwanted adhesive can be removed with the fingers. In stubborn cases a stain remover like Goo Gone® or a lubricant like WD-40® can be used to remove the adhesive from fingers and scissors.

PREPARATION: WASH AND DRY new uniforms and sashes before applying any badges. Iron the garment to prepare a smooth surface for the badges. On the Badge Magic adhesive sheet, find the badge outlines that match the badges you wish to attach. Use the Official Placement of Insignia guidelines, if supplied, to determine where to put the badges. Please see the special instructions below before attaching the purple World Crest Patch.

  1. PEEL the paper cover from the selected badge outline area to reveal the sticky adhesive surface. Hint: Bending the adhesive sheet at the edge of the badge outline will help to expose an edge of the paper cover. Lift it up with a fingernail.
  2. PRESS the back of the badge into the outlined area on the Badge Magic adhesive sheet. Push down on the badge firmly, especially around the edges, to make sure that the adhesive sticks evenly to the badge.
  3. PEEL the badge from the sheet. The adhesive is now on the back of the patch! Handle it by the edges. Tuck any excess adhesive to the back of the badge.
  4. Place the badge gently onto the uniform at the location suggested by the Official Placement of Insignia guidelines. Move it if necessary. When the badge is in the right place, PRESS it down firmly, especially around the edges.
  5. Turn the garment inside out and RUB firmly from the back, again applying extra pressure to the edges of the badge. Pushing with a smooth solid object like the handle of a spoon will help to create a stronger bond.
  6. For best results with cotton fabrics HEAT the garment in the clothes dryer for 15 minutes, remove it, and press down around the edges of the badges. DO NOT IRON! Badge Magic is a peel and stick product. Ironing may push the adhesive all the way through the fabric, making it more difficult to remove later.

That’s It! If a badge ever does start to peel up, it can be re-attached by cutting a little adhesive from an unused part of the adhesive sheet, peeling off the paper backing, and tucking it into the loose area of the badge. Then press the badge firmly back into place.

This round purple badge has a fuzzy white cloth backing which separates from the badge in the washer if attached with Badge Magic. Peel the white cloth backing off of the patch with a fingernail before attaching it to the shirt.

Put the badge on the top of the adhesive sheet and trace around it with a pen or pencil. Then cut out the badge shape with scissors. Remove the printed side of the paper and press the adhesive to the back of the badge. Peel off the remaining paper backing and press the badge onto the uniform, following steps 4 through 6 above.

Wash and dry the garment separately from other clothes the first time it is washed. To protect badges, button up uniforms and turn them inside out before washing or drying. Tumble dry on a warm, not hot, setting.
DO NOT DRY CLEAN unless you want to remove all the badges at once.

: Need to remove a badge? Squirt Goo Gone® or Goof Off® (not Goof Off 2) on the back side of the badge. After 60 seconds, slowly peel off the badge. Any residue can be removed by applying more solvent behind the badge area and soaking it up with a paper towel. Repeat as often as necessary to remove any residue. Let the solvent evaporate, wash and dry if needed, and apply a new badge. To remove all the badges at once, have the uniform dry-cleaned using the traditional “Perc” solvent method. The adhesive will be completely dissolved and badges and uniform can be re-used. See the FAQ section of our website and the badge removal video at for additional details. Have a suggestion or a question? Please contact us at

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