Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The Anderson Scouts want YOU! Earn your custom embroidered, Wes Anderson-themed merit badges today!
The Anderson Scouts want YOU! Earn your custom embroidered, Wes Anderson-themed merit badges today!
The Anderson Scouts want YOU! Earn your custom embroidered, Wes Anderson-themed merit badges today!
201 backers pledged $9,928 to help bring this project to life.

About

The Anderson Scouts: Merit Badges Inspired by Wes Anderson project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The Anderson Scouts: Merit Badges Inspired by Wes Anderson

$9,928

201

UPDATE! Thanks to all you amazing backers we have officially met our goal - and then some. As a thank you, here are the stretch goal rewards! 

Looking for adventure, comedy, and romance? Do you love symmetry, limited palettes, and slow-motion walking shots? Are you quirky, with an appreciation for 1960s aesthetics and the font Futura? 

Join The Anderson Scouts of America!

WHY: For five years I have participated in Spoke Art Gallery’s famous Wes Anderson tribute show, Bad Dads and this year I wanted to challenge myself and bring something totally different to the show.

 WHAT: I have designed 25 merit badges that represent classic scouting goals and qualities as seen through the lens of a Wes Anderson film. There are four sets of 6 badges, each based on an individual film. Two sets are currently available via this Kickstarter - The Aquatic Scout set (based on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and The Hospitality Scout set (based on The Grand Budapest Hotel), as well as some other goodies.

 

HOW: I have contracted a company here in the US to help me create these limited edition, custom embroidered badges, but the price of doing something right is rarely cheap. I have never worked in this medium before, nor engaged in a project with this kind of scope. In order to embroider and package the badges as I envision them I hope to enlist the help of future Anderson Scouts!

WHEN: This year’s Bad Dads opens in November in New York City. Should this KickStarter meet its goal, I intend to deliver backer rewards by or before the opening of the show.

EXTRAS: I have also created a special insignia for The Anderson Scouts, as well as several fun items for those feeling extra scout-y. I have more sets to reveal, as well as special stretch goal items to unlock should we exceed our initial funding goal.

18x24" silkscreen print from The Aquatic Decorator Scout and The Dedicated Aquatic Scout
18x24" silkscreen print from The Aquatic Decorator Scout and The Dedicated Aquatic Scout

 

The Anderson Scouts are the creation of Tracie Ching and not affiliated with Wes Anderson.

Risks and challenges

Embroidery: I've never worked with embroidered patches before. I will be working closely with the patch company to make sure the final merit badges turn out as high quality as possible. I chose this particular company because they provide photos of the actual patches as proofs so there will little to no surprises when they go into production.

Packaging: I have experience with shipping prints and other products, but I've never had to bend my mind toward packaging for the purposes of display and sale. There are game plans and contingencies for the final packaging, including printers and back-up printers for the title cards, multiple options for affixing the badges to those title cards, and then bagging. It's certainly exciting to have this much control over the product, but new endeavors rarely occur without a few hiccups. Rest assured, I will strive to produce the best end-product I possibly can.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Honorary Scout

    In support of the Anderson Scouts, a rank of Honorary Scout will be bestowed with access to secret scout dispatches.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $6 or more About $6

    Merit Badge: Team Building

    A first step towards achieving the rank of Aquatic Scout . Upon completion, this Anderson scout will receive the Team Building merit badge, accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    26 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $6 or more About $6

    Merit Badge: Fishing

    A first step towards achieving the rank of Aquatic Scout. Upon completion, this Anderson scout will receive the Fishing merit badge, accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $6 or more About $6

    Merit Badge: Mountaineering

    A first step towards achieving the rank of Hospitable Scout. Upon completion, this Anderson scout will receive the Mountaineering merit badge, accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $6 or more About $6

    Merit Badge: Crossed Keys

    A first step towards achieving the rank of Hospitable Scout. Upon completion, this Anderson scout will receive the Crossed Keys merit badge, accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    The Aquatic Scout

    RANK: Aquatic Scout
    Master of marine study and exploration, this Anderson scout has earned the full set of six (6) embroidered Aquatic merit badges, accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    49 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    The Hospitable Scout

    RANK: Hospitable Scout
    A helpful and highly-skilled individual, this Anderson scout has earned the full set of six (6) embroidered Hospitality merit badges, accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    The Aquatic Decorator Scout

    A hand signed and numbered KickStarter-exclusive reprint of the popular Life Aquatic silkscreen print by Tracie Ching accompanied by a certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts! (no badges)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The Scout Master

    RANK: Scout Master
    This Anderson scout is granted a leadership promotion having earned the full set of six (6) embroidered Aquatic and Hospitality merit badges, accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts! (12 badges total)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    The Dedicated Aquatic Scout

    All the rewards of The Aquatic Scout plus a hand signed and numbered KickStarter-exclusive reprint of the popular Life Aquatic silkscreen print by Tracie Ching

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    The Grand Scout Master

    RANK: Grand Scout Master
    The third highest rank in the Anderson scouts, this scout has earned the full set of six (6) embroidered Aquatic and Hospitality merit badges, as well as the secret Heritage and Adventure sets, accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts! (24 badges total)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    31 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    The Prepared Scout

    Both pragmatic and fashionable, this scout will display their full set of six (6) embroidered Aquatic OR Hospitality merit badges accompanied by an Anderson Scout sash and signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts! (6 badges total)

    Includes:
    • The Prepared Aquatic Scout
    • The Prepared Hospitable Scout
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    The Prepared Scout Master

    Both pragmatic and fashionable, this scout will display their full set of six (6) embroidered Aquatic AND Hospitality merit badges accompanied by a Anderson Scout sash and signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts! (12 badges total)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    The Prepared Grand Scout Master

    Both pragmatic and fashionable, this scout will display their full set of six (6) embroidered Aquatic, Hospitality merit badges, AND the secret Heritage and Adventure sets, accompanied by an Anderson Scout sash and signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts! (24 badges total)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $550 or more About $550

    The Artistic Scout

    Choice of either a full set of six (6) embroidered Aquatic OR Hospitality Scout merit badges AND one (1) custom commissioned portrait accompanied by a signed certificate of membership to the Anderson Scouts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)