The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International (WIGI) are working to create a patch that girls can earn by designing video games. The Boy Scouts of America introduced a similar game design merit badge last month; while an equivalent for girls isn't quite there yet, it's hoped that the LA initiative will act as the first step towards national adoption.

According to Girlgamer, which first reported the news, the patch will use a version of E-line's Gamestar Mechanic creation tool that has been customized to meet Girl Scout patch requirements. The aim is for girls to develop skills related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) subjects, along with an interest in the video games industry as a career path.