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Scouts awarding video games badges

As well as tracking and bird-watching
p>The Scouts in the US have started to award badges related to video games.

In an interesting and very welcome move the two awards related to games are designed to help increase the Scouts knowledge and awareness of video games and their content.

The basic badges are awarded based on learning the ESRB ratings system, planning a gaming schedule that fits in with homework and household tasks and playing a game that has been approved by a parent or teacher.

The advanced badge encourages scouts to inform their parents of things like the ESRB ratings system and work with their parents to promote gaming as part of a balanced lifestyle and ensure that they are playing titles that are appropriate for their age group.

Thanks 1UP.