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Boy Scouts introduce Video Game Merit Badge


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Initial post: Mar 12, 2013 10:05:39 AM PDT
Emily Sedai says:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/game_on_boy_scout_introduce_video_a6fhnxfmzYeDA51HAGzIGM

I guess times change ;) The hubby is talking about going out to a camp in the Midwest with his Godson, so I found this pretty funny. I'll have to be sure to mention it to him (the Godson) the next time I see him *laugh*

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 10:06:37 AM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
I'm sure that Mass Effect and Fable will be banned.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 10:08:54 AM PDT
Gameresq says:
The Boy Scouts actually met last week to discuss their position on gays. Perhaps they will adopt a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy next.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 10:13:26 AM PDT
L. Parnell says:
As much as I love video games, this just seems like an odd thing to make a scout badge for. The boy scouts always struck me as more of an outdoorsy survival training/life skills organization, but I guess times change.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 10:14:34 AM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
Well, if you read the article, it's more about the business side of it than it is about grinding for a +7 mace.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 10:16:26 AM PDT
Voice of god says:
"The Boy Scouts actually met last week to discuss their position on gays."

They wear neckerchiefs and sashes. I'm pretty sure their position is bottom.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 10:21:24 AM PDT
L. Parnell says:
Pssh! Neckerchiefs and sashes are darn sexy! =P

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 10:33:46 AM PDT
Spudkitty says:
Interesting ... the Xbox controller is emblazoned on the badge. I call PS3 discrimination! It terms of video games meriting a badge, it isn't just piling up hours of game playing; there is some academic work involved. To earn the badge, a scout must "analyze different types of games; describe play value, content, and theme; and understand the significance of intellectual property as it relates to the game industry,"

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 10:56:03 AM PDT
Cheevos b***

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 11:39:03 AM PDT
Sounds bogus to me. Like a participation trophy.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 12:15:51 PM PDT
Next will be a badge for 52 inch waste line.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 12:25:04 PM PDT
I think their is a weight loss diet badge. It's been a while. I quit boyscouts after they gypped me out of the rowing merit badge because my rowboat partner spontaneously got a bloody nose.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 12:28:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2013 12:29:01 PM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
That was a test. You could have gotten the rowing badge AND the first aid badge if you gave the kid a tissue.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 12:48:11 PM PDT
Frankenzubaz says:
gypped, the last acceptable ethnic slur.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013 1:25:45 PM PDT
Pretty soon their will be a facebook badge too.
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