Boy Scouts introduce Video Game merit.

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  1. DeMoN
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    http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged...e-merit/1397800

    I read the requirements for getting the badge, it's so easy. [​IMG]
     
  2. _Chaz_

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    *scratches head*

    Wait... What?
     
  3. Splych

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    ROFL.
    dat seems like an easy badge to get!
     
  4. Sterling

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    Nice if I was still in the Boy Scouts, I would have gotten that one easy. [​IMG]
     
  5. TM2-Megatron

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    Those requirements sound pretty easy. They should get the kids to complete a Pokedex, instead. The merit could be a replica of one of the Gym Badges, lol.
     
  6. ZAFDeltaForce

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    If only shit like that exist in schools
     
  7. Raven Darkheart

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    saw it last night. was too lazy to post it.
    Made me LOL
     
  8. megawalk

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    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. (Answer: Some Images might contain to much gore and violence over the one and the other)
    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. (When i wake up i work to 14:00 PM After that..GAMING)

    3.Learn to play a new video game that is approved by your parent, guardian, or teacher. (Note To Self: Get Rock Band 2 for it's healthy activity)

    Academics Pin
    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. (I Am 18+)

    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. (DO Nintendo DS And Playstation Portable "Best Excuse Ever")

    3.Play a video game with family members in a family tournament. (Mario and Sonic at the olympics)

    4.Teach an adult or a friend how to play a video game. (go to a lanparty and explain the events)

    5.List at least five tips that would help someone who was learning how to play your favorite video game. (www.gamefaqs.com provides 5 million tips)

    6.Play an appropriate video game with a friend for one hour. (Maplestory Online)

    7.Play a video game that will help you practice your math, spelling, or another skill that helps you in your schoolwork. (RPG Maker VX)

    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. (The Internet provides more)

    9.With an adult’s supervision, install a gaming system (Wait WUT ?!)


    there enough answers provided =]
    anyways this was the easiest to achieve badge jeez.....who ever came up with that [​IMG]
     
  9. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Some scout master whose gamer son had no merit badges, I'd imagine.
     
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    10. Harass a gay or atheist gamer on Xbox Live :yayds:
     
  11. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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  12. klein

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    This is for Cub Scouts, not Boy Scouts.
     
  13. CortalRage

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    Wish they had this when i was a cub [​IMG] closest thing in boyscouts is computer merit badge [​IMG]
     
  14. Advi

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    Are these the same little kids who call me racial slurs and a redneck faggot on Xbox LIVE?
     
  15. syko5150

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    aren't boy scouts supposed to go outside and do outdoor activities/do good things for the community? this is just teaching kids its ok to play games and sit on your ass all day...honestly i think the problem is that too many parents these days are too overprotective of their kids and are afraid lighting a camp fire or learning to use a pocket knife is too dangerous so they would rather have kids play games from the comfort of their couch...
     
  16. Advi

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    This. I was in Boy Scouts for years and I learned a lot of shit from stuff like that.I could last a few days in the woods if I really needed to.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  17. gameguy95

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    Life Scout (me) calls this a "Fail in the Pants"
     
  18. GreatZimkogway

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    "9 - With an adult’s supervision, install a gaming system."

    Seriously? You need adult supervision to plug in a few damn cords? That's pathetic. They're CORDS, people. CORDS.
     
  19. DJ91990

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    Well this just has bullshit written all over it.
    I guess they will teach children to purchase "games" that will school you incited of entertain you "edutainment" and not pleasure you need to blow something the hell up! (HALO, Saints Row 2, Red Faction Guerrilla, Etc.) or put you against epic battles in the mid-evil+sci-fi worlds! (Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Etc.)

    *sarcasm*This is just what we need! More n00bs feeding the "shovel-ware" depot of the gaming industry.*sarcasm*
    Expect more My Latin Coach, Let's learn calculus, Let's Spell F-U-N, and Rock the Schoolhouse games!

    Need I remind people WHY we game?
    We game to ESCAPE the mundane tasks of the bullshit we live in (The Real World) and emerge ourselves in a world where anything goes.(Using RPG Maker/Free Roamers/MMORPGS as example here)

    If you are detecting hatred then you are correct.
    I never liked the Boy scouts...dang goody two shoe fagots.
    You want to be a good citizen? JOIN THE FRIGGIN ARMED FORCES!
    At least at the Armed Forces they teach you to RESPECT OTHERS without making you a Mama's Litte Fagot!
    This stupid thing should be abolished from the boyscouts thingy.

    Think about it people, we are talking about people that can't tell the difference from a video game to a jar of dirt!

    You want to know about the rating system? Ask me.
    You want to know which games kick total rear? Ask me.
    You want to know the differences between the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360? ASK MEH!
    Don't ask your boyscout councilor, they don't know squat!

    Final Points:
    This is a stupid move as the only people that know squat about video games are the scouts.
    This is going to harm the gaming industry.
    We are going to have more "no more swearing clubs" and "mama's boys"
    I hate the boyscouts and girlscouts (including their cookies!)
    They should stick to making campfires with two twigs and such!

    There, I am done. Have a nice day and good night!