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Patch Design Competition 2023/24

GET CREATIVE AT HOME... (& win a week of holiday clubs)

Fancy being our next patch designer?

How to get involved: Email us your design(s) with your child's name & local club name.

Your design can be based on any of your Outdoors Project experiences, or anything that has elements of what we do - fun stuff, outdoors, nature, games... Send as many as you like!

Top design tips:
- Keep the design simple
- 5 colours max
- Avoid any trademark/copyright characters (we can't use them!)
The winning design(s) will see their patch in real life & wins 1 week of holiday clubs. Winner will be drawn April 2024.


Some of the cool patches to collect:

Newbies = Welcome to the club! "What are the patches all about?" we hear you call out
At the clubs there's so much fun to be had, skills to learn and games to play, that it's hard to remember it all! So it's a really rewarding experience for the kids to be able to trade in points they have earnt from each session for a bright & colourful patch to show off & give them a something to work towards each term with us.
For some of our members, the patches are a huge part of being in the clubs & something they really look forward to collecting. For some, they are just a nice little bonus to having a good time outdoors with friends. Everyone is different & we love that!
How to earn them:
We have a loyalty card reward system which will be given out to each member when they start a term with us. Each time your child attends a club with us they recieve a point which is marked in one of the circles. These are rewarded for all sorts from displaying qualities such as listening, kindness, helpfulness, teamwork or just generally being involved & having fun. Once your child reaches 10 points they have earnt a patch!
What if we lose the card?
Don't worry! Life is busy and things get lost or forgotten easily, we very well know. We can easily replace the card & figure out how many stamps your child is on. If it's forgotten one session then just bring it in another week & the leader will make sure any missed stamps are accounted for. 

Remember it's all just for fun & we want members to enjoy earning their patches with us, showing off the all the outdoors fun they're having!
What do you do with them?
Our patches are iron on to make life easy, but we do suggest sewing them for extra security, especially in all weather outdoor action! They are good to sew onto our popular ROAM club member T-Shirts which can be purchased seperately. If you are interested in purchasing a T-shirt please email us.

Bonus section... 

This is a particularly special patch which is awarded by staff.

What is an 'Outdoors Project Ambassador'? 
An ambassador is a representative or a promoter of a particular place or activity. In our case, the outdoors!

A child may be given a patch for many different reasons; from growing in confidence, being helpful, polite, particularly supportive to others, a team player & generally for representing the club ethos well & carrying our message of fun and play in the outdoors!

There are so many positive things to say about all the members who attend our club & it is never easy for the club leaders to pick their ambassadors! We always praise our members efforts & achievments no matter how big or small. The award is simply that extra recognition from us.

Remember award or no award, you are valued by each & every member of the team equally. Being outside in the fresh air is rewarding for your mind, body & spirit, so technically you're already winning just by being there!