Thursday, April 29, 2010

Further Proof We're In The End Times...


This just in...

...the Cub Scouts are offering merit awards for playing video games. That's right - developing an expertise in Xbox 360 and PlayStation is taking its not-so-rightful place beside such time-honored skills as fire-building, canoeing, hiking, and orienteering.

Talk about lowering the bar! What's next? A texting-your-friends patch for the Girl Scouts?

Sheesh! Kids these days...



[Photo credit: Boy Scout Heroes]

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12 comments:

  1. I heard this this morning on the radio.

    I can't believe it.

    Who would've OK"d this???

    Crazy.

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  2. Are they offering one for Blogging? Are they? Are they?

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  3. My youngest joined scouts because his friend told him it was all about camping and the outdoors. He will think this is as weird as I do.

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  4. Well if they don't play their post apocalyptic x-box games then how are they going to know how to kill the zombies and mutant insect things when the time comes? It's just about being prepared.

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  5. Wow. My son might still be in Boy Scouts if this were true a few years ago. But still--it is completely wrong.

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  6. That rules my kids out. We own a WII.

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  7. That is just plain nuts. What on earth? I bet many a Boy Scout is going to use that argument to get the latest gaming platform for Xmas... "But I need it for my badge!"

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  8. My son will never get this badge. Poor bugger.

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  9. I suppose it was only a matter of time. I have been waiting for them to have a few other badges like:

    Successfully putting the toilet seat down badge.

    Recapping the tooth paste badge.

    Not stuffing your stiff, dirty socks under your bed badge.

    I like to help Mom with the laundry badge.

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  10. My brothers would have loved this one!

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  11. That's stunning. That seems to go against the whole outdoor ethic of scouts. Maybe they're having a downturn in numbers and are hoping this will help pull people back in.....

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  12. Wow. I'm glad that wasn't a possibility when my boys were in Scouts! Classes of '02 and '06; phew!

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