I have never had a banner made and I was a little intimidated at designing one made. I was worried that it would be hard to get it just right and very expensive. I was so wrong. I just designed a banner at BuildASign.com and it was so easy. On their site they have lots of examples and you can pick one of them and make changes or start from scratch. I have a Girl Scout troop and last month they were in a parade with another troop (my other daughter's Brownie troop.) The Brownie troop has a banner which they carried in the parade but it was only for their troop and did not mention the Daisy troop at all. I want a banner that includes both troops so I made one. (I hope the other troop likes it.) It really was so easy. I started by uploading the Girl Scout symbol and pasting it in the corner of the banner. I then, in big block green letters, wrote 'Girl Scouts'. On the next line (in a different shade of green) I wrote 'Troops'. The last line was the the 2 troop numbers. It looks great and I can't wait to see it when it arrives. It really was so easy and fast. I spent more time trying to find the Girl Scout symbol on our local council website that making the sign. I have included a few examples from BuildASign.com but they have so many you should take a look at their site. The example on the right can have an actual photo of the birthday boy included. How fun would that be to have giant banner with your picture. There are so many great ideas to get you started on a banner, sign or even bumper sticker you want.