I kind of wanted to be in the cub scouts when I was a kid because of how cool it seemed on TV, but today, I figured most kids today don’t have much interest in it. Seems like the folks that runs the cub scouts may have thought that as well and wanted to do something that’s cool with kids today. The result, getting a loop and pin that has to do with video games. Now it may sound cool at first, but when you find out the stuff you have to do to attain it, it’s really seems like a hassle and boring. Here’s what ya gotta do:
Complete these three requirements:
1. Explain why it is important to have a rating system for video games. Check your video games to be sure they are right for your age.
2. With an adult, create a schedule for you to do things that includes your chores, homework, and video gaming. Do your best to follow this schedule.
3. Learn to play a new video game that is approved by your parent, guardian, or teacher.
Earn the Video Games belt loop and complete five of the following requirements:
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.
While it does seem that they are playing it safe and boring, I think it may be a right step towards some families who probably weren’t open to having a video game console in their home. Now I wonder if there will some kind of GTA or CoD:MW2 badge/medal for Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts.