But many parents & carers these days don't necessarily have the skill to do this either nowadays.
Whilst sewing stitches on your badges will be the best & most permanent way of fixing badges to uniform or campfire blankets there are other options, or combinations...
It's a tricky one, you want to learn a skill & do it properly but those around you might not be able to teach you.
This glue is available at the scouting shop (click the picture link), but is very expensive at around £5.50 per tube.
It's recommended you leave a badge to bond (dry & stick for at least 24 hours but after that is meant to be wash & tumble-drier proof afterwards (but we haven't tried it).
The good thing about this is it's cheap, you can pick up a reel from places such as Dunelm-mill for about £1 for a reel.
It's easy to cut to shape with scissors or simply tear off the reel & stick down with a hot iron (steam setting) covered by a damp tea-towel to protect your top & other badges.
The downside, it's not very cub-proof! ..can come loose after a few washes or completely off if you only use this to stick your badges on, HOWEVER, a quick iron (same technique again) often works to re-seal your badges onto your uniform (if simply lifting at the edges).
We use this & pack lifting corners with a bit more tape before re-ironing, poking excess hemming tape under the badge with the tip of our scissors, if you don't, it will melt when the iron comes into contact with it & cause a mess!
We recommend: You use hemming tape to hold the badge firmly in place then after it's cooled apply a few small stitches in place around the edge of the badge to give it additional strength.
If using this "twin-fix" method the pressure is off you because the badge is already positioned & won't slip, & only a handful of tiny stitches are needed, so you can use a bigger & easier to control needle to push through material for the remaining work.
So simple, even a man can do it! ...(I did)!!!
It's a good opportunity to teach a child to use a steam iron properly & safely, ..using this technique feels less of a cheat!