Boy Scouts Gaming Badge

Hating gays is no problem for the Boy Scouts, but video games, they love them but don’t want the indoor activity, which is counter to their whole way of life, to go unchecked.  So they’ve created a Video Game badge, no joke.  While most tweens and teenagers would love to see a merit badge for most frags or ‘unlocks’ achieved, these badges are assigned when a scout demonstrates video game responsibility.

Belt Loop

  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.

Academics Pin

  1. Earn the Video Games belt loop and complete five of the following requirements:
  2. With your parents, create a plan to buy a video game that is right for your age group.
  3. 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.
  4. Play a video game with family members in a family tournament.
  5. Teach an adult or a friend how to play a video game.
  6. List at least five tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game.
  7. Play an appropriate video game with a friend for one hour.
  8. Play a video game that will help you practice your math, spelling, or another skill that helps you in your schoolwork.
  9. 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.
  10. With an adult’s supervision, install a gaming system.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."