A badge is a device, patch, or accoutrement which is presented or displayed to indicate some feat of service, a special accomplishment, a symbol of authority granted by taking an oath (e. A personal device is closely related to the picture-text combinations called Emblems found in Emblem books Popular from late medieval times the personal device typically g. , police and fire), a sign of legitimate employment or student status, or as a simple means of identification. They are also used in advertising and publicity.
Badges have become highly collectible: in the UK, for example, the Badge Collectors' Circle has been in existence since 1980. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located 
In the military, badges are often used to denote qualifications received through military training. A military is an Organization authorized by its Nation to use force usually including use of Weapons in defending its Country (or by attacking Similarly, scouting organizations use them to show group membership and rank. Scouting, also known as the Scout Movement, is a worldwide Youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical mental and spiritual
Members of fraternities and sororities often refer to the pins that signify their membership as badges. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal
One of the best-known badges is the typically star-shaped U.S. sheriff's badge, made famous in Westerns. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the SHERIFF is a telecom fraud detection and management system originally developed by BT and MCI. The Western is a fiction Genre seen in Film, Television, Radio, Literature, Painting and other Visual arts.
The BBC children's programme Blue Peter also awards its own "Blue Peter badge" to members of the public who appear on the show. Blue Peter is a BBC Television programme for children It is shown on CBBC, both in its BBC One programming block and on the A Blue Peter badge is a much coveted award for Blue Peter viewers given to people on the children's Television programme for either being These are highly collectible as they cannot be bought - except from people who have been awarded one and wish to sell it.
Case badges are also thick (about 3 mm deep), 3 cm x 3 cm lucite stickers that are often packaged with various computer parts, such as processors and video cards. Poly(methyl methacrylate ( PMMA) or poly(methyl 2-methylpropenoate is a Thermoplastic and transparent Plastic. Modern computer cases are frequently embellished with an indentation on the case's front panel to facilitate the affixing of a case badge.
In work places employees are often issued name badges which identify them. Name badges are also commonly issued in high schools and hospitals. They are often used to tell legitimate workers from impersonators. An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the Behavior or actions of another
Badges can be made from a wide range of materials such as metal, plastic, rubber, leather and textiles. Textile badges, for example, can be either woven or embroidered.