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'''''<center><big>500,000 Scouts and their families don't speak English.<br>
'''''<center><big>500,000 Scouts and their families don't speak English.<br>
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Where can they go for help?<br>
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'''''MeritBadge.Org now offers thousands of pages of materials in dozens of Languages!</big></center>
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'''''MeritBadge.Org is now available in dozens of Languages!</big></center>
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==Instructions==
==Instructions==
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'''1. Click here to choose your language''':
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''You can change the language and then print this for others who need help in another language.
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'''1. Go to http://meritbadge.org/'''. Click the "More languages" link on the left.
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'''2. Click on the list below to choose your language''':
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{| class="wikitable" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" align="left" style="border:1px solid Khaki;"
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| width="130" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Car&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Arabic]
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| width="130" style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Car&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} العربية {Arabic)]
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| width="130" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ces&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Español {Spanish)]
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| width="130" style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ces&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Español {Spanish)]
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| width="130" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cja&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 日本語 (Japanese)]
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| width="130" style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cja&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 日本語 (Japanese)]
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| width="130" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Serbian]
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| width="130" style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Serbian]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cbg&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Bulgarian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cbg&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Български (Bulgarian)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cfi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Finnish]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cfi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Finnish]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cko&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 한국어 (Korean)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cko&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 한국어 (Korean)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csk&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Slovak]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csk&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Slovak]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cca&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Catalan]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cca&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Català (Catalan)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cfr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Français (French)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cfr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Français (French)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Clv&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Latvian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Clv&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Latvian]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Slovenian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Slovenian]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Czh-CN&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 中国 (Chinese)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Czh-CN&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 中国 (Chinese)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cde&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} German]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cde&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Deutsch (German)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Clt&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Lithuanian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Clt&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Lithuanian]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csv&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Swedish]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csv&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Swedish]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Czh&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Chinese (Traditional)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Czh-TW&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Chinese (Traditional)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cel&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Greek]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cel&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Greek]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cno&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Norwegian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cno&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Norwegian]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ctl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Tagalog (Filipino)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ctl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Tagalog (Filipino)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Chr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Croatian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Chr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Hrvatski (Croatian)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ciw&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Hebrew]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ciw&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Hebrew]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cpl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Polski (Polish)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cpl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Polski (Polish)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cuk&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Ukrainian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cuk&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Ukrainian]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ccs&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Czech]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ccs&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Česky (Czech)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Chi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Hindi]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Chi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} हिन्दी {Hindi)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cpt&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Português]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cpt&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Português]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cvi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Việt (Vietnamese)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cvi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Việt (Vietnamese)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cda&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Danish]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cda&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Dansk (Danish)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cid&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Indonesian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cid&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Indonesian]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cro&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Romanian]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cro&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Romanian]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cnl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Dutch]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cnl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Nederlands (Dutch)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cit&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Italiano (Italian)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cit&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Italiano (Italian)]
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| | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cru&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Российская (Russian)]
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| style="border:1px solid Khaki;" | [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cru&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Российская (Russian)]
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:''Now everything on MeritBadge.Org will be in your language!''
:''Now everything on MeritBadge.Org will be in your language!''
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'''2. To go back to English''':
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'''To switch back to English''':
: Click the <font color="darkblue">View Original Web Page</font> link at the top of the page.
: Click the <font color="darkblue">View Original Web Page</font> link at the top of the page.
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'''3. To go to another language''': First go back to English by clicking <font color="darkblue">View Original Web Page</font> and then choose the next language.
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'''To go to another language''':
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: First go back to English by clicking <font color="darkblue">View Original Web Page</font> and then choose the next language.
==Details==
==Details==
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''Every page of MeritBadge.Org is now available in dozens of languages!'' Of course, Spanish heads the list. At the last census, 70 counties were already primarily Spanish speaking including Miami-Dade. New Mexico will be the first state to be primarily Spanish speaking followed by California, Texas, and Arizona.
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''Every page of MeritBadge.Org is now available in dozens of languages!'' Of course, Spanish is the most requested language. At the last census, 70 counties were already primarily Spanish speaking including Miami-Dade. New Mexico will be the first state to be primarily Spanish speaking followed by California, Texas, and Arizona.
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We found a way to use a couple tricks to make the language translation technology from Google work on MeritBadge.Org.
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We are using a couple of tricks to make the language translation technology from Google work on MeritBadge.Org.
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Now a leader can print information for parents of different cultures. A Cubmaster may need to be able to print [[Pinewood Derby]] information in Spanish for the Spanish speaking parents. A den leader could print the requirements for the [[Cub Scout Citizenship|Citizenship belt loop]] for Vietnamese parents. A Scoutmaster could print the [[Camping Checklist]] in Tagalog for the Filipino parents.
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Now a leader can print information for parents of different cultures. A [[Cubmaster]] could print [[Pinewood Derby]] information for the Spanish speaking parents. A [[Den Leader]] could print the requirements for the [[Cub Scout Citizenship|Citizenship belt loop]] for Vietnamese parents. A [[Scoutmaster]] could print the [[Camping Checklist]] in Tagalog for the Filipino parents.
Using the Language features, you can even print worksheets for:
Using the Language features, you can even print worksheets for:
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MeritBadge.Org can fix much of this problem ''Right Now''!
MeritBadge.Org can fix much of this problem ''Right Now''!
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'''''Right Now''''' MeritBadge.Org offers 600 key Scouting topics in English and dozens of other languages!
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'''''Right Now''''' MeritBadge.Org offers a thousand pages of materials in dozens of languages!
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'''''Right Now''''' MeritBadge.Org offers almost a thousand pages of worksheets in dozens of languages!
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Please tell others in your unit and council that we can now reach out to the 500,000 Scouts and their families who don't speak English.
Please tell others in your unit and council that we can now reach out to the 500,000 Scouts and their families who don't speak English.
Right now means everything.
Right now means everything.

Revision as of 18:29, December 17, 2008

500,000 Scouts and their families don't speak English.
MeritBadge.Org now offers thousands of pages of materials in dozens of Languages!

Instructions

You can change the language and then print this for others who need help in another language.

1. Go to http://meritbadge.org/. Click the "More languages" link on the left.

2. Click on the list below to choose your language:

العربية {Arabic) Español {Spanish) 日本語 (Japanese) Serbian
Български (Bulgarian) Finnish 한국어 (Korean) Slovak
Català (Catalan) Français (French) Latvian Slovenian
中国 (Chinese) Deutsch (German) Lithuanian Swedish
Chinese (Traditional) Greek Norwegian Tagalog (Filipino)
Hrvatski (Croatian) Hebrew Polski (Polish) Ukrainian
Česky (Czech) हिन्दी {Hindi) Português Việt (Vietnamese)
Dansk (Danish) Indonesian Romanian  
Nederlands (Dutch) Italiano (Italian) Российская (Russian)  

Now everything on MeritBadge.Org will be in your language!

To switch back to English:

Click the View Original Web Page link at the top of the page.

To go to another language:

First go back to English by clicking View Original Web Page and then choose the next language.

Details

Every page of MeritBadge.Org is now available in dozens of languages! Of course, Spanish is the most requested language. At the last census, 70 counties were already primarily Spanish speaking including Miami-Dade. New Mexico will be the first state to be primarily Spanish speaking followed by California, Texas, and Arizona.

We are using a couple of tricks to make the language translation technology from Google work on MeritBadge.Org.

Now a leader can print information for parents of different cultures. A Cubmaster could print Pinewood Derby information for the Spanish speaking parents. A Den Leader could print the requirements for the Citizenship belt loop for Vietnamese parents. A Scoutmaster could print the Camping Checklist in Tagalog for the Filipino parents.

Using the Language features, you can even print worksheets for:

That's almost a thousand pages of workbooks in 35 different languages! Currently the graphics will not be shown when the workbooks are translated but much of the page layout is preserved.

History

In 2002, the BSA set up a mirror site for www.scouting.org in Spanish: http://www.scoutingvalelapena.org/. Unfortunately as of 2008, this site still has only 12 pages. In addition, 25 fliers and handbooks are now in Spanish but few have been added since 2006.

Someday the BSA may offer more materials in Spanish but what about the dozens of other languages?

MeritBadge.Org can fix much of this problem Right Now!

Right Now MeritBadge.Org offers a thousand pages of materials in dozens of languages!

Please tell others in your unit and council that we can now reach out to the 500,000 Scouts and their families who don't speak English.

Right now means everything.

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