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Game Design Merit Badge

BSA’s latest new merit badge, GAME DESIGN, is now available for Scouts to earn.  BSA released the requirements for the new badge on March 6, 2013.

The US Scouting Service Project has posted a copy of the requirements, and a note to counselors from the merit badge pamphlet, along with a workbook we prepared (with some input from BSA staff) that Scouts can use to help organize their work, at Although the workbook can help, Scouts will also need to create a Game Design Notebook to document their work as they create a new game, test it with others, and make modifications as they continue development.

BSA is also distributing a flyer to publicize the new badge. The flyer includes the full text of the requirements. Click here to see a copy of the flyer.


This post courtesy of the U.S. Scouting Service Project – Paul Wolf, author

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Tough Scouting on TV

This just came in via email from NESA

Calling On All Eagle Scouts
Your Eagle Eyes Are Needed!

It’s fiercely competitive—the consummate outdoor adventure.

Watch “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?” featuring an awesome, elite team of Scouts taking on adult challengers each Monday on the National Geographic Channel. Cheer on your fellow Scouts by tuning in each week at 7 p.m. Central/ 8 p.m. Eastern time through April 8.

More than 439,000 households tuned in for the premiere on March 4. That’s 439,000 households in communities across the country seeing the fun and excitement of Scouting!

You can count on the Scouts to give their “civilian” challengers a run for their money! It’s all in good—but not necessarily clean, fun. A variety of adventurous, Scout-based activities (which include being covered in mud) proves this is no day at the spa! Five more episodes await your viewing pleasure. Watch it, DVR it, tell your friends about it!

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