03 May

The Belt Loop Award

The Boy Scouts of America has been a long-respected institution for the social development of adolescents, so its great sign of the industry that video game education has become part of the Cub Scout curriculum. Integrated into both a belt loop and academics pin (two modes of physical signification, similar to the famous “badges”), the awards are bequeathed to young boys that demonstrate an understanding of video games on both a ratings and time management level. The requirements for achieving both awards can be found after the jump.

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.

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.

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.

5 thoughts on “Boy Scouts Begin Game Ratings Education”

  1. IT IS NOT BOY SCOUTS, it is CUB SCOUTS. There I got it out, change the title quick. Boy Scouts have merit badges, cub scouts have belt loops.

      1. True it is a sub set but things are much different. It just irks me when I see that title. There are only a few things that carry on to a Scout uniform. Well since you aren’t going to change the title, then you should put in the ages of the kids that can obtain this Loop so you don’t mislead people (FYI, the ages for Cub Scouts is 7-11).

        1. Which one is it I should associate with child molesting? Or was that Jesus camp?

          YES, I know I’m a grumpy and unfair bastard, deal with it. : P

        2. Mats, most of the time it is Boy Scouts, ages 11-17 (when you turn 18 you can’t be a scout, but can be an adult, stupid rules, although you can still be in Venturing and OA, but that is a different matter). Usually you don’t hear about molesting in Cub Scouts, because they don’t do as much camping, so unfortunately Boy Scouts.

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