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Originally posted by illusions
I'm not. I try not to get involved with organizations who are in bed with the government.
If you mean what is wrong or right with a merrit badge for playing video games, I say nothing! I think B.S.A. should also give badges for watching movies!
This question really doesn't make sense as it is written. I'll take a gander that you want to know if disapproving of the boy scouts offering a merrit badge for video games is assisting this website or the B.S.A.???
If that is your question, I would say yes. It's always good to allow the open, respectful and uncensored discussion of any topic or organization, esspecially those that deal with the development of our children.
Okay. Being honest and sharing your feelings in a polite manner is good when something bothers you. I hope that you can work through your anger and be okay with those who don't think that a B.S.A. video badge is a worthy accomplishment to be encouraged in our youth.
Oh, and by the way, I think that you may have stretched out this thread by inserting the sexist "motivational" poster your post.
Oh and just wanted to add...Keep up the good work with our kids!
[edit on 29-4-2010 by illusions]
Originally posted by Tadarida
They'd better be careful.
I mean, look what happened to Ender Wiggin.
To earn a belt loop:
* 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.
* 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.
* Learn to play a new video game that is approved by your parent, guardian, or teacher.
To earn an academic pin, scouts must complete five of the following nine options (in addition to completing the three previous belt loop challenges):
* With your parents, create a plan to buy a video game that is right for your age group.
* 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.
* Play a video game with family members in a family tournament.
* Teach an adult or a friend how to play a video game.
* List at least five tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game.
* Play an appropriate video game with a friend for one hour.
* Play a video game that will help you practice your math, spelling, or another skill that helps you in your schoolwork.
* 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.
* With an adult's supervision, install a gaming system.
Originally posted by illusions
I'm not sure how playing video games encourages young people to help little old ladies across the street as the other poster mentioned.
What i mean is that when you are in the cubs/scouts they try to teach you to have respect and help people and correct me if i am wrong but i think Helping old ladies across the street is a task you can do to earn a badge.Now if a kid heres the word video game he takes notice and may join the scouts based on videogames alone.Which could lead him to helping.