Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×

Comment Re:its what the scouts are FOR (Score 1) 366

Care to back this up? Sure, Scouting was started in the UK by a former British soldier and spy but the Boy Scouts of America was started by a published in 1910 with the Cub Scouts following 20 years later. I assume that you are not involved in Scouting, otherwise you would know more about the mission and values of Scouting - self-respect, confidence, respect for others, country and God, and an appreciation for the outdoors and a willingness to help others whenever needed. Maybe it just happens that these are also values of good soldier, but really, is there anything wrong with aspiring to be a batter citizen of the world?

Comment Re:(De)Evolving with the times (Score 3, Informative) 366

THIS IS NOT THE BOY SCOUTS. This is an activity belt loop and pin for the Cub Scouts, aged 7 to 12. And if anyone bothered to read the requirements, you would see that the award is a thinly-veiled attempt to teach the boys about thriftiness, enjoying family time, communication, and responsibility. The 3 main requirements have the boy create a schedule to complete homework and chores BEFORE games, explain the video game rating system and why it needed, and play a game that must be approved by a parent. Also, Pickens claims that the Scout can earn an award by playing games 1 hour a day. Nowhere in the requirements that Pickens links to does it state that a certain amount of time MUST be spent gaming. FUD. The Video Game award is only 1 of 13 awards recently released for Cub Scouts:Disability Awareness, Family Travel, Good Manners, Hiking, Hockey, Horseback Riding, Kickball, Nutrition, Pet Care, Photography, Reading and Writing, Skateboarding. I applaud BSA for updating a program with over 75 years of tradition, making Cub Scouting well rounded and relevant to the modern 7-12 year old boy.

Slashdot Top Deals

I program, therefore I am.

Working...