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Scouts Talk About Violence In Video Games


Some of you have seen — or actually played — first-person or third-person shooter video games. Some of these games are great fun. Others, you can’t deny, are extremely violent.

But can violent video games create violent people?

That was the question asked to Scouts from New York state, New Jersey and Pennsylvania who gathered last weekend at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to work on some merit badges.

The Northern Pennsylvania Council-hosted event saw Scouts work on badges such as Architecture, Chemistry, Dentistry, Robotics … and Game Design, one of the BSA’s newest badges.

The Scouts talked about the history of video games and the role of violence in that history.

It’s good stuff. Read more here.

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Comments about “Scouts Talk About Violence In Video Games”

  1. Chingchang says:

    Well, games like minecraft aren’t that bad….

  2. mattew says:

    i like it

  3. SuperSpeedSurge says:

    Cool.. (FIRST COMMENT

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