Two years ago, the Cub Scouts offered their version of a merit badge for video gaming. This week, the Boy Scouts of America added the 131st merit badge to its active list: Games Design.
This week word spread that the Cub Scouts were now offering video game badges. Unlike everyone else, we treated the subject seriously and sensitively at first, but now the time has come to follow the rest of the pack.
Scouting is no longer just about the outdoors - roughing it, blowing up a can of beef stew in a campfire or drinking kool-aid that tastes like chewable aspirin. The Cub Scouts are now awarding pins for video games.