Merit Badges at Burning Man

Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby CarrieSnarf » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:49 pm

Not sure exactly where to stick this post, I'm sure someone will nudge it if need be.

I gave you a grilled cheese sandwich and you gave me a bunch of badges outside of the artery. I was floored at how great they were. The burner girl Rosie badge is easily the best thing anyone gifted me this year- an it was a year of truly spectacular gift- ever been orbital buffed? Yeah. It's hilarious, but in no way measures to that badge.

Anywho, We chatted about them and you graciously gifted me a few more. The problem is, my playa addled brain can't remember what they all stand for. Can someone help me out? What camp was doing this? Is there a key?
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:48 pm

If you scanned some in, we could speculate...
Simon's real sig line?

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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby CarrieSnarf » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:22 am

If you scanned some in, we could speculate...

A wise suggestion Ma'am

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Scanning things attached to a backpack does not make for fantastic quality, but I think you get the idea.

I think that the socks were for gifting, the bunny was for making a costume, the woman holding fire I'm drawing a blank on- maybe something to do with temple? And the Rosie badge, my favorite, maybe building something? I would love to confirm with the camp though and even better see a key of the rest of their fantastically great badges.
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby Oubliet » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:24 pm

Hm...maybe the girl holding fire is a purple heart.

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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby CarrieSnarf » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:16 pm

For injuries sustained in the pursuit of making art?


I certainly have the scars to earn that one. Turns out a grilled cheese griddle is a little warm and playa does not feel exceptionally good in fresh burns :)
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby BirthChazz » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:25 pm

Those badges are from Ember Scouts. They are given for stopping by the booth in the afternoon and telling your EPIC burning man stories.

https://www.facebook.com/emberscouts

They are (I believe):

Blatant disregard for law and order (stripy Socks)

falling in love with an art piece (Woman with purple flaming heart)

Working for The Man~ a theme camp or BMOrg (rosie a la Playa)

Edit: Costume you made yourself (pink bunny)

(the peeing in a complicated costume, looks like a pretzel contortionist)
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby piehole » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:33 pm

i'm gonna bring a vest next year with the purpose of getting as many patches/buttons/flair on it by the end of the week as possible
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby BirthChazz » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:57 pm

Then make sure to find Ember Scouts at Blue Light District, Pie :-) They would love to hear your stories!
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby Bob » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:42 pm

What? There's still a Blue Lamp District?
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby ygmir » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:18 am

Bob wrote:What? There's still a Blue Lamp District?



perhaps a lost love, Bob?
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby BirthChazz » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:54 pm

Blue Light District is still there. Classified as a village, 'tis even in the guide book:-)
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby Humin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:11 am

Look at that, I have an excuse to ask about the Black Light District. The last time it was listed as a village was a few years ago, but was there any concentration of blacklight themed camps in 2012?
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:42 pm

Humin, there was some great blacklight artwork behind the French Quarter this year, in Asia Town. They made an entire back alley, with blacklight lanterns strung from overhead, tapestry-like paintings on the walls, and fluorescent carpet tiles shaped like lotus and koi. It was beautiful and out-of-this-world. For blacklight artistry, I imagine it might be tough to beat - but don't let that stop you!

I know several other camps have coated sheets in glow-in-the-dark paint and hung them like walls, letting visiting participants "paint" with UV laserpointers. Because UV charges glow-in-the-dark paint quickly, the lasers leave a trail for several seconds. It's like temporary, glowing graffiti.
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Re: Merit Badges at Burning Man

Postby Humin » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:30 am

BoyScoutGirl wrote:Humin, there was some great blacklight artwork behind the French Quarter this year, in Asia Town. They made an entire back alley, with blacklight lanterns strung from overhead, tapestry-like paintings on the walls, and fluorescent carpet tiles shaped like lotus and koi. It was beautiful and out-of-this-world. For blacklight artistry, I imagine it might be tough to beat - but don't let that stop you!

I know several other camps have coated sheets in glow-in-the-dark paint and hung them like walls, letting visiting participants "paint" with UV laserpointers. Because UV charges glow-in-the-dark paint quickly, the lasers leave a trail for several seconds. It's like temporary, glowing graffiti.


I just saw pictures of the French Quarter, that's pretty amazing. I'm a big fan of UV artists.
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