Boy Scouts Introduce Video Games Badge

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xmannd

Speaking of badges you know which is the best team who makes custom lapel pins ?.If you don't know I will let you to discover this issue

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nickb64

Star Scout here, yes, it is onlyfor Cub Scouts as others have said.

 

goin' to Jambo 2010 @ Fort AP Hill in July. 

100 years of scouting in US!!!! 

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ajax344

Achievment Unlocked? They should have a new series, 100 headshots in L4D2, Join 5 max pc TF2 Nights, Kill the entire editorial staff in L4D2 and TF2 = new boy scout rank, heal Evan for 10,000 health in TF2.

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DavidAG

Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts are all "Cub Scouts" and only Cub Scouts earn the belt loops.  My son is currently a "Boy Scout" and no such "badge" is avaiable for him (thank God).

 Current list of badges; yes computers are listed but gaming is not one of the requirements...

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/GuideforMeritBadgeCounselors/Review/list.aspx

 

 

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Exile1340

I am an Eagle Scout as well, however, In the article your mention Boy Scouts, Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts and I just wanted to clarify that only Cub Scouts earn belt loops.

 Just some fun knowledge 

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Paul_Lilly

Are you sure about that? The requirements for the Video Games belt loop on the official Boy Scouts page reads:

Requirements
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.

-Paul Lilly

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Queenof1

I concur with the Eagle Scout. However, you can say that Cubs Scouts are a younger division of the Boy Scout organization. Cubs Scouts (including Webelos) are a type of Boy Scout.

 Former Webelos Den Leader

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Foxfire15

As an Eagle Scout as well, I can tell you that those are all Cub Scouts. The ah..."order" of things go like this.

Tiger > Cub > Webelo > Boy. There are other branches for those above the age of 18, but that's the general gist of it.

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KNFrH2O

"I GOT MY HEADSHOT BADGE!"
"So what... I got my TEABAG BADGE!!!!"

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Matt_Rapp

I also am an Eagle Scout and was in Cub Scouts for many years. The belt
loops are really just for fun and mainly concentrate on fun
activities/sports. I once earned the Ultimate (Frisbee) loop after
playing it one time at camp and having a short intro talk with the
camp counselor/ref. As many elementary kids are playing video games
now I think it is good that this loop is out if only that they talk
to their parents about the rating system and what they can play
before it becomes a problem. On a side note, it is also the 100th
year anniversary of the BSA this year.

 

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Devo85x

 I used to be a boy scout (only for a year though, it was the dumbest thing I have ever done!) and I wish this was around then :)  It would be awesome to tell my scout master "I learned to play counter strike!  It may be rated M, but after 9/11 you really cant complain!  Now GTFO NOObz!  I need to get back to my training!" :)

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I Jedi

I was never much of a Boy Scout, and probably caused more problems for my leaders than would be necessary. Oh, I use to remember just clowning around, having a good time, and enjoying myself. I wasn't really into the whole thing of earning new badges/ranks. I think the highest I ever got was 1st scout or whatever...

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rabbit01

I was never in boy scouts, but I typically associate "boy scouts" w/ being outdoor and learning survival skills or doing community services and help others.  Not playing video games.  Perhaps someone can enlighten me?

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SuperiorBeing

I was a boyscout, and I personally hated it, because the Boy Scouts of America has diverged so much from what it originally was.  The original Boy scouts were young men being taught what were essentially paramilitary skills, such as wilderness survival and so on.  Now, it's a bunch of 12 year olds being driven to campouts in their parent's SUVs and taking part in officially controlled, super-safe and politically correct activities. 

 

In terms of belt loops, or merit badges, though, there is over 100, ranging from topics such as electronics and automotive technology to wilderness conservation, so adding a videogame loop is no big surprise.

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Nickompoop

I'm an Eagle Scout and you are correct.  Boy Scouts is about enjoying the outdoors and helping others.  Cub Scouts, on the other hand, is much less hardcore.  Cub Scouts is the precursor to Boy Scouts for boys younger than 6th Grade (there are age requirements too, for boys who are held back or skip a grade, but 6th is when most boys join Boy Scouts) and to keep them entertained, Cub Scouts is more about fun than helping others and camping.  In my experience, there was one Cub Scout camping trip: a week at a summer camp.  There was definitely some helping others aspects, and its a great organization to put your son in, but Cub Scouts needs to be fun to hold young kids attentions.  Thus, the video game belt loop.

 Boy Scouts, on the other hand, has much more camping and community service.  Sure, it's a hell of a time, but there's more work involved, too.   And being an Eagle Scout looks great on resumes.

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Danthrax66

No my friend was in the boy scouts throughout high school and it was a joke. I don't know how recently you got out of the boy scouts or if you live in the suburbs but according to him they have gone downhill a lot (could just be the semi-poor suburban area I live in though and he fact that no one here gives a shit about anything, except drugs).

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