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    Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    This is utterly pathetic...

    FOXNews.com - Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous and kind and completely addicted to Nintendo Wii.

    The Boy Scouts of America a group founded on the principles of building character and improving physical fitness have introduced a brand new award for academic achievement in video gaming, a move that has child health experts atwitter.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    When I was in the Boy Scouts, we hiked all the way to our Jamboree one year. It was about 55 miles. This new merit badge tells me something - The Boy Scouts who get that one wouldn't be able to hike 55 feet. Why? Because they are fatties. LOL.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    Well at least they will excercise their fingers. And I suppose that the Girl Scouts will give one for TEXTING !!
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    Re: Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Well at least they wil excercise their fingers.
    There are better ways to exercise your fingers than playing video games. Just find the right girl and........

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    Re: Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    Next they'll have a jackoff contest, most orgasms in one day wins...

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    Re: Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Well at least they will excercise their fingers. And I suppose that the Girl Scouts will give one for TEXTING !!
    I read your post to my daughter, she thought it was hilarious...

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    Re: Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Next they'll have a jackoff contest, most orgasms in one day wins...
    SORRY BUT DANAHREA'S suggestion is much more cleaner, in more ways than one... I think he means that they should TExT a girl ..
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    Re: Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    I suck at 90% of video games so I wouldn't have gotten this pin. Damn it.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Offer New Merit Pin -- for Video Gaming

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    And the devil is in the details, and this is a good example of why reading past the headline is good.

    That means video game merit pins are competing for modern scouts' shortened attention spans alongside the more traditional academic activities that Cub Scouts embrace, such as art, astronomy, music and mathematics.

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    The games must "help you practice your math, spelling, or another skill that helps you in your schoolwork," according to the online guidelines.

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    Fairrer said the Scouts hope to prevent kids from becoming couch potatoes and developing juvenile diabetes by teaching them proper gaming habits at an early age.

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    In all, the Scouts have introduced 13 new merit pins this year for a wide range of topics: Disability Awareness, Family Travel, Good Manners, Hiking, Hockey, Horseback Riding, Kickball, Nutrition, Pet Care, Photography, Reading and Writing, Skateboarding, and Video Games.
    So what you have is scouts, who never have focused solely on physical activities, trying to channel the interest kids already have in video games into constructive paths, giving them merit badges for playing games with an educational component. Further, this is in addition to several other merit badges that emphasize physical activities.

    Nothing to see here except some retarded hysteria.
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