Advice on Teaching Game Design Merit Badge
So, the Boy Scouts of America (of which I am an assistant scoutmaster) has recently made an official game design merit badge. I have recently signed up to be a counselor for the badge, meaning I have to teach it and get the scouts to fufill the requirements linked here: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Game_Design
What I am asking about here is any advice or strategies as to how to actually teach this to the kids in my troop (ages 12 to 17). I am afraid kids are going to sign up not expecting to think and analyze. I want them to earn and appreciate this badge!
The badge can focus around board games, video games or sports even, but I thought this section would have the most insightful view of the mechanical nature of gaming.