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Team Patches Frame

Postby blachwk » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:28 pm

I thought it would be neat to see a frame of various team patches at Space Camp in the simulator area along one of the walls. So for those who went beyond doing a patch design, but had real patches made, could be put in a frame along w/other teams that did the same thing. Over time as a frame is filled up, another one is mounted and additional patches are placed in the frame. I know besides those of us on the forum various educator teams and corporate teams had theirs made and have sent patches to their crew trainers or other trainers over the years as a thank you. I thought this would be a nice display to show various teams over the years. What are everyone else's thoughts?
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Re: Team Patches Frame

Postby p51 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:55 pm

Plenty of patches have bene made over the years and in some cases, plenty of them.
the question is; would SC want them there?
I wouldn't mind donating a couple of my favorites, but only if they wouldn't go into the trash can right away or soon after they got them...
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Re: Team Patches Frame

Postby blachwk » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:17 am

p51 wrote:Plenty of patches have bene made over the years and in some cases, plenty of them.
the question is; would SC want them there?
I wouldn't mind donating a couple of my favorites, but only if they wouldn't go into the trash can right away or soon after they got them...


Agreed, I don't think any of us would want to provide patches only to be thrown away soon after they received them. This is where the 'buy in' of the alumni board and/or camp itself would be important. Obviously a process would have to be formed, but once formulated, I think it could be done. (ie. Patches are mailed to X person/position/title. Items are installed in frames every 6 months, or fiscal year, etc. Over time as a frame is filled up, another one is mounted and additional patches are placed in the frame.) Not everyone will be a part of the Space Camp Hall of Fame, however I do believe that camp impacts a camper of all ages. I think it would be a special thing to see the team patches displayed and to be able to come back years later and to be able to point to a frame and explain to a student or child, this was our team, and potentially use that opportunity to discuss how much camp was impactful on your life as well as to be able to have your team's patch along side other alumni and team patches.
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Re: Team Patches Frame

Postby SpaceCanada » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:10 pm

There is a pretty big collection of team patches from educator and SCIVIS groups in the education building. I was in the Space Camp offices there recently and saw a wall full of them... So it does exist in some way, though not publicly. This could have been a collection put together by a few counsellors. A few counsellors I know have kept every mission patch they were given, and a few even kept their team photos.

That being said, I think very few teams actually go on to make a team patch, and those are mostly adults, not kids.

However, I do like seeing the scanned copies of mission patches they post online from time to time. I wonder if they show a few of them to kids each summer as inspiration for their own mission patch design sessions. If they framed a handful each year (and rotated them through as they get more), and put them up in the bottom of the Hab next to the HOF stuff it may hold more meaning and be more inspiring than only the ones that made it into physical patches.
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Re: Team Patches Frame

Postby p51 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:32 pm

SpaceCanada wrote:A few counsellors I know have kept every mission patch they were given
I sent the two to the trainers I really liked and appreciated and I know each still have them.
SpaceCanada wrote:That being said, I think very few teams actually go on to make a team patch, and those are mostly adults, not kids.
yeah, I was thinking of that as well. I can't imagine many kid teams ever get patches made.
SpaceCanada wrote:However, I do like seeing the scanned copies of mission patches they post online from time to time.
I was told that two of my patch designs (the hand-drawn versions) are hanging somewhere inside the offices at SC or at least were at some point. My third spin at SC, a trainer told me he was aware of my patch designs as it'd been discussed at some point, but the details weren't recalled.
I can't imagine they get many professional artists doing designs (or in my case, former as I don't do it for my primary income anymore), and though I have lots of professional credits for contractor and military insignia design, two of my SC patch designs are the ones I'm the most proud of. I think it speaks more of the team/trainer and the experience in each case, though.
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