Finally figured out a different way to present girl scout badges and patches earned... took an inexpensive picture frame, glued on a wooded word, added bling, and attached the badges with adhesive dots. The "picture" is each girl's first initial and words describing them by the other girls in the troop. I'm very happy with the result!
How to preserve 12 years of Girl Scout memories? I had the quilt made,then cut the backs of the vests. Sewed on vests with badges in place. Then sewed on all the patches she had earned or received on trips, awards, etc. (The Pins we put in a shadow box.)