Times change. I know, uh Duh! But even the things that seem like they wouldn't change much, do eventually change. You have too.
Even the Boy Scouts are having to change up a bit. I believe they still offer up badges ( or whatever it is they call them!) in the basic stuff and to get the Eagle award is still a huge huge deal.
But, they are changing somewhat. The boys can now get a badge in... Video Games. Yep. That doesn't mean tho that they simply log hours and hours on the game and then recieve recognition. There is a bit more then that...has to be a certain game with certain skills, like math of some sort...and my favorite part....they have to teach an adult how to play it too! ( that to me EARNS them the badge!)
At first I thought it was silly, but then the more I thought about it...the more I realized that its a way to change with the times...keep the boys interested...and to acknowlege that boys today do play video games. Even the big boys!!
Here is the rest of the story!
So much for rubbing two sticks together to start a fire. Scouting can't keep kids interested with caveman pursuits alone, so the Boy Scouts of America now offers a video game award to Cub Scouts ages 7-10. Is that surrender, or is that surrender? Maybe not. Scouts can't earn the belt loop award by vegging out in front of the Xbox all day. It's tied to doing homework and chores, and to get a pin in addition to the belt loop, there's an academic component that involves games which improve math skills and even teaching an adult how to play. But that pin is illustrated with a game controller, and you have to think "Good Manners" belt loop just went to the bottom of any kid's have-to-have list. [Source]