The Scouts will award belt loops and academic pins for video game activities that promote education, teamwork and a familiarity with video game ratings, reports CNET blogger Don Reisinger.
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn belt loops by explaining "why it is important to have a ratings system for video games," according to the Scouts. They must also create a schedule that fits video gaming around chores and homework and choose games that have been approved by a parent or guardian.
To earn the academic pin, scouts will have to do a number of things: find an age-appropriate game, research the differences between two gaming systems, play a game with family members and teach someone else how to play as well.
They also have to play a multiplayer game with a friend for at least an hour, put together a list of tips for others to follow on playing a game, play a game that promotes educational skills, compare prices of games at three stores and install a gaming system under an adult's supervision.