[Engadget] Girl Scouts could get very own video game badge, STEM-approved~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: April 18, 2013 at 01:39AM

Girl Scouts could get very own videogame badge, STEMapproved

Girls are gamers, too — and not just the Nintendogs type. Though video games have commonly been ascribed a boys’ club distinction, the Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International are looking to undo that common misperception. Working in conjunction with E-line, the publisher behind the government’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative, the two groups are seeking to create a nationally recognized video game badge; a first for the Girl Scouts. Guidelines for the proposed badge are still in process, with WIGI molding requirements to fall neatly in line with the STEM program, even going so far as to use the same development tool, Gamestar Mechanic. If and when the program gets final approval from the Girls Scouts of America, it’d be the third such video game badge available to our nation’s young troopsters, as both the Cub and Boy Scouts currently offer one. So, no Rosa, it would seem the Girl Scouts do need those stinkin’ patches.

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