This new merit badge rewards Scouts for creativity, strategy... and fun!
Earning this merit badge allows Scouts to focus on one (or more) of these types of games:
Electronic—games for computers, game systems, or mobile devices
Outdoor/Athletic—sports or games (i.e. "Capture the Flag")
Tabletop—dice-based, board or card games
Pen-and-Paper or Role-Playing games
Variety in game choice is designed to reach many Scouts with varying interests. It appeals to the tech-savvy Scout while also keeping this merit badge accessible for Scouts who don’t have reliable access to a computer.
In addition to creating and testing an actual, playable game, Scouts will also learn how to think critically, what makes games fun, important game terms, how to design and implement rules, problem solving, and more. Learn More
Take a stab at designing a logo or something useful, and apply your new knowledge using a number of art media and techniques. Then take an outing to expand your horizons.
This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting, including an introduction to design applications in the fields of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these fields relate to fine art.
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