Boy Scouts Add Video Game Badge

BY Andrew Miesner / April 29, 2010

In what appears to be an update to fit the times, or a way to lure more kids into the Boy Scouts, the organization has added Video Games to their list of awards for boys. With the organization being a notorious for building outdoor and wilderness skills in young kids and teens, the video game award seems out of place.

Below are the requirements for the belt loop:


Belt Loop

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.


View the official award page by clicking here