Every Badge Magic purchase supports children who are visually impaired

For decades, Badge Magic has helped Scouts and Scouters attach badges to their uniforms and sashes. Its simple no-sew method allows you to instantly peel the material and stick it to the patches so you can place them where you want them.

But did you know that every time you help your Scout adorn their uniform, you’re helping support and educate other children who are visually impaired?

In 2018, Lighthouse for the Blind, a nonprofit based in St. Louis, acquired Badge Magic. Employees there who are legally blind assemble and package all Badge Magic sheets. Proceeds from Badge Magic sales fund 22 community outreach programs that provide support and educational services to children who are visually impaired.

Lighthouse’s mission

Thanks to the Lighthouse, youth can enjoy Space Camp.

Lighthouse has governmental agency contracts to manufacture hundreds of products, including paints, cleaners and medical products. The nonprofit also owns several commercial brands. These partnerships and acquisitions support the nonprofit’s mission — one it’s had since 1933 — to provide jobs for those who are legally blind.

Another part of Lighthouse’s mission is to help kids with life skills, technology adaptations and scholarships for educational and recreational camps, like Space Camp. Other outreach programs aid in career development, assistance with low vision aids and a mobile low vision clinic.

The programs benefit residents in Missouri and neighboring counties in Illinois.

How to use Badge Magic

Badge Magic offers a dual-sided adhesive method that eliminates the need for sewing and ironing, making it a safe way for younger Scouts to apply their badges. You can use it to attach patches to uniforms, blankets, vests, jackets, backpacks and costumes.

The instant adhesive securely attaches to fabric and withstands washing and drying. You can also use it to repair holes and label your belongings.

Simply outline the shape of your badge or patch, use scissors to cut it, peel off the liner and then stick the piece to your clothing or fabric. Badge Magic sells kits for Cub Scout, Webelos, Scouts BSA and leader uniforms as well as a kit for merit badges. When removing a patch, you can use Badge Magic’s adhesive remover to clean up any residue.

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.