The Boy Scouts of America have folded under demands from boys everywhere….

April 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm (Uncategorized, video games) (, )

…because it is now possible to earn a badge in video games.

Yup, that’s right, along with math, photography, and pet care, you can earn either a belt loop or an academics pin in video games.  And listen, I’m a huge supporter of video games, and I think they can be social, and help develop hand-eye coordination, and they look really cool, and they’re fun, but really, an academics pin?

Just complete any five of these tasks!

  1. With your parents, create a plan to buy a video game that is right for your age group.
  2. Compare two game systems (for example, Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, and so on). Explain some of the differences between the two. List good reasons to purchase or use a game system.
  3. Play a video game with family members in a family tournament.
  4. Teach an adult or a friend how to play a video game.
  5. List at least five tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game.
  6. Play an appropriate video game with a friend for one hour.
  7. Play a video game that will help you practice your math, spelling, or another skill that helps you in your schoolwork.
  8. Choose a game you might like to purchase. Compare the price for this game at three different stores. Decide which store has the best deal. In your decision, be sure to consider things like the store return policy and manufacturer’s warranty.
  9. With an adult’s supervision, install a gaming system.

Go to the BSA’s site for more weird requirements (where’s the masturbation badge?) and thanks to The Daily What for the heads up!

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2 Comments

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