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The Girl Scouts Might Be Getting A Gaming Badge As Well

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Only a month after the Boy Scouts brought in a badge for "Games Design", the Girl Scouts are offering one for "Games Development".

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The difference is more than semantics; the guys only have to design a game.The girls, well, they'll have to use software and actually make one.

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The badge is currently only available for Girl Scouts in Los Angeles, as it's part of a partnership with Women in Games International (WIGI), but it's hoped it will soon be implemented worldwide.

EXCLUSIVE: Women in Games International & Girl Scouts Creating Video Game Patch [Girl Gamer, via Ars Technica]

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ilovehercules
iLoveHercules

I thought the Scouts are supposed to be about practical and survival skills. This seems like it exists purely to woo kids into joining the Scouts.