WMU® offers a variety of missions participation badges and patches. They are a great way to recognize, encourage, and motivate children. New badges and patches are created every year. Click below for information on using them.
Selecting Badges and Patches
There are no set guidelines for how and when a child can receive a badge/patch. Create your own badge/patch program to meet the needs of your group. Girls in Action® or Children in ActionSM receive badges. Royal Ambassadors® receive patches.
The badges/patches should correspond with programs, events, and projects in which children will participate. Most groups select four to seven badges/patches or stars a year.
You determine the requirements for a child to earn each badge, patch, or star. Your requirements should be reachable for all children. Ideas for each badge/patch are included on www.wmustore.com.
TIPS: Make requirements easier for younger children than for older children. Provide ways for children who start in the middle of the year to make up projects. Design requirements that are fun and easy to accomplish.
Tell children about the badges, patches, or stars they can earn this year. Explain the requirements for each badge/patch to both children and parents.
Use this free badge chart to keep track of the badges that a child earns. Write on the chart the date when a child earns and receives each.
Choose a way to display badges/patches: on a vest, sash, backpack, or other item. For a limited time, you can purchase a sash from WorldCrafts.
Leaders can order vests from LifeWay Specialty Imprints online or by calling 800-443-8032.
Or leaders may choose to purchase a vest pattern from www.wmustore.com or 1-800-968-7301 for $3.99. Consider asking the Women on Mission® or Adults on MissionSM group at your church to sew vests for your children. Encourage these adults to sponsor your children as they earn badges throughout the year.