There has been a lot of hubbub lately about the addition of Video Games to the Cub Scouts Sports and Academics Program. I’ve heard it referred to as the latest Boy Scout merit badge. Of course, it is not a Boy Scout merit badge, it is a Cub Scout belt loop and pin. While it might not be for everyone, I don’t think the sky is falling either.
ZM earned the Video Games belt loop a few months ago when it was first introduced. One of his friends told the rest of the den about it and they were all really excited about it. After looking at the requirments, I decided it did provide a “teachable moment” for us to talk about video games and how they fit into the larger scheme of things.
Printable copy of Video Games Belt Loop and Pin Requirements
Video Games Belt Loop Requirements
Complete these three requirements:
- 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 includes 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.