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By Valhalla Scout Woggles, Jan 10 2018 09:20PM

So here's a little insight at how I have gone about designing some of my Scout Woggles such as the Rainbow Unicorn V2, Scottish Scouting, Welsh Scouting and now also the English Scouting Scout Woggle.


In the instance of the "English Scouting" scout woggle that I've just finished designing. It started with a baisc layout that I had already put together from my previous designs which I printed off. I then drew out some basic circles and lines around the Fleur De Lis to get the general stance that I wanted for the Lion and then began to lightly sketch the outline, before eventually filing in a darker outline and adding the finer details.


Once the design is complete, I would scan it back into the computer and then draw it using the free program Paint.NET - using the scanned sketch as if I was tracing the sketch.


The final stage of designing and getting one of these woggles made is sending it to a company that I've used a few times, based in China, that specialises in creating challenge coins, keyrings and other metal souvenir products. They convert my design to a picture that their machines can interpret and once I give it approval, they turn my design into reality. All that's left is for me to attach the ring to the rear of the challenge coin in order to turn it into the final finished product.

By Valhalla Scout Woggles, Dec 22 2017 09:36PM

The luminescent scout woggle is an idea that I found a few years ago when I came across an image of some Electroluminescent Wire (also known as EL Wire) tired into a Turks Head Woggle and it was glowing. It looked great and wanted to make some of my own.


The first tests were fairly sucsessful and they sold well but I just wasn't happy with the overall look of the woggle or how rigid it was so I came up with the idea of using a length of paracord, removing the inner strands and sliding the EL wire through the center of the paracord. It worked even better than I had expected.


The other advantage of using paracord which I discovered after was I could now use multi-coloured paracord which essentially allows me to now create any colour of Luminescent Scout woggle that I want instead of the very limited number I was restricted to when I was using just the EL Wire.


The Luminescent woggle is perfect for activities that take place in the dark of night.

By Valhalla Scout Woggles, Dec 17 2017 10:17PM

Welsh Scouting Scout Woggles
Welsh Scouting Scout Woggles

The Welsh Scouting Scout Woggle is another woggle that was both put together and designed by me.


I wanted the woggle to reflect both Welsh Scouting and Wales hence why the woggle features the Welsh Red Dragon upon a White and Green Background (much like the Welsh Flag) however I wanted the Dragon to be in a more upright stance (as opposed to the more usual side on view) clutching a Shield with the Fleur De Lis on it, incorporating the Scotuing element but also to keep with the same kind of design/layout that I had adopted for my Scottish Scouting Scout woggle.


The woggle is instantly recognisable as representing Welsh Scouting and is the perfect woggle to show off your Welshness at International Scouting events such as the World Scout Jamboree.


The woggle is antique gold plated with enamel colouring on the front and a gold coloured stainless steel ring on the rear of the woggle.

By Valhalla Scout Woggles, Dec 15 2017 10:13PM

Scottish Scouting Scout Woggles
Scottish Scouting Scout Woggles

The Scottish Scouting Scout Woggle is not only put together by me, the Scout Woggle was actually designed by me.


I wanted the woggle to reflect both Scouting and Scotland hence why the woggle features a saltire, a unicorn (Scotland's national animal) and a red fleur de lis on a yellow shield. The reason for the fleur de lis being red and being on a yellow shield is to resemble the "Royal Arms of Scotland" (a red lion rampant on a yellow shield).


The woggle is instantly recognisable as representing Scottish Scouting and is the perfect woggle to show off your Scottishness at International Scouting events such as the World Scout Jamboree.


The woggle is antique gold plated with enamel colouring on the front and a gold coloured stainless steel ring on the rear of the woggle.

By Valhalla Scout Woggles, Dec 14 2017 03:45AM

Christmas Gift Ideas from Valhalla Scout Woggles
Christmas Gift Ideas from Valhalla Scout Woggles

Struggling to think of ideas for a Christmas gift for someone that's involved in Scouting? Perhaps consider a Scout Woggle - It may be a small gift in size but with so many to choose from, it certainly does take a lot of thought to decide which one is the right one. Whether it's a small Stocking Filler or the main gift for your loved one or close friend, a Scout Woggle is sure to put a smile on their face.

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