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I might be wrong, but I thought the entire purpose of the Boy Scouts was "developing character, citizenship and personal fitness." So I guess the natural evolution of promoting duty to one's self, one's nation and one's physical health is to offer kids a reward for playing video games. According to Scouting.org, the official website for the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts can earn a video game belt loop by completing these three tasks:
* 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 include 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.
After they receive the belt loop (which they will obviously need for their belt, which will hold their pants up over the enormous gut they earned sitting around playing video games and being a Scout), the Scouts can then earn a pin by completing five of these nine tasks:
# 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 the manufacturer's warranty. # With an adult's supervision, install a gaming system.