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==MeritBadge.Org is available in 30 Languages!==
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<center><big>'''MeritBadge.Org offers thousands of pages of Scouting-related material in 58 languages!</big></center>
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{{Info|'''Please let others in your unit and council know that we have resources for the 500,000 Scouts and their families who do not speak English as their primary (native) language.'''}}
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==Instructions==
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Just e-mail a link of <u>[http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title=Language ''this page'']</u> to those who need help in another language.
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Alternatively, you can also change this page to their language and then print it as an invitation.
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==Usage==
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Just click the "Languages" link in the ''"sidebar"'' (to the left) then click on your language, such as [http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ces&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} ''Spanish (Español)''] to view the website in that language!
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{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center" style="border:1px solid darkblue; border-collapse: collapse"
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|-
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Caf&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Afrikaans (Afrikaans)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cet&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Estonian (Eesti)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cit&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Italian (Italiano)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cru&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Russian (Русский)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csq&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Albanian (Shqip)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cfi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Finnish (Suomi)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cja&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Japanese (日本語)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Serbian (српски језик)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Car&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Arabic (العربية)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cfr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} French (Français)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cko&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Korean (한국어)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csk&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Slovak (Slovenščina)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cbe&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Belarusian (Беларуская)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cgl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Galician (Galego)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Clv&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Latvian (Latviešu)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Slovenian (slovenščina)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cbg&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Bulgarian (Български)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cde&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} German (Deutsch)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Clt&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csw&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Swahili (Kiswahili)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cca&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Catalan (Català)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cel&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Greek (ελληνικ)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cmk&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Macedonian (Македонски)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Csv&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Swedish (Svenska)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Czh-CN&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Chinese (Simplified) (簡體中文)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cht&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Haitian (Krèyol ayisyen)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cms&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Malay (Bahasa Melayu)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ctl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Filipino (Tagalog)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Czh-CN&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Chinese (Traditional) ( 中文 (繁體))]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ciw&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Hebrew (हिन्दी)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cmt&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Maltese (Malti)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cth&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Thai (ไทย)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Chr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Croatian (Hrvatski)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Chi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Hindi (हिन्दी)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cno&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Norwegian (Norsk)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ctr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Turkish (Türkçe)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ccs&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Czech (Česky)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Chu&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Hungarian (Magyar)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cfa&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Persian (فارسی)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cuk&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Ukrainian (украї́нська мо́ва)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cda&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Danish (Dansk)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cis&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Icelandic (Íslenska)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cpl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Polish (Polski)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cvi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Vietnamese (Việt)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cnl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Dutch (Nederlands)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cid&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Indonesian (Bahasa)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cpt&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Português (Portuguese)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ccy&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Welsh (Cymraeg)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Ces&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} '''Spanish (Español)''']
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cga&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Irish (Gaeilge)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cro&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Romanian (Română)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cyi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Yiddish (ייִדיש)]
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|}
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Also offered (but, less accurate):
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<span class="plainlinks">
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{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center" style="border:1px solid darkblue; border-collapse: collapse"
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Caf&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Armenian (հայերեն)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cet&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Basque (Euskal)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cit&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Caf&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cet&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Georgian (საქართველოს)]
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| | [http://google.com/translate?langpair=en%7Cit&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Urdu (اردو)]
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|}
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{{Checklist|'''NOTE:''' You can also visit [http://translate.google.com ''Google Translate''] to check for language updates.}}
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<br>
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'''To switch back to English''':
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: Click the <font color="darkblue">View Original Web Page</font> link at the top of the page.
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==Examples==
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You can print information for parents of different cultures...
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* A [[Cubmaster]] could print [[Pinewood Derby]] information for Spanish-speaking parents.
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* A [[Den Leader]] could print the requirements for the [[Cub Scout Citizenship|Citizenship Belt Loop]] for Vietnamese parents.
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* A [[Scoutmaster]] could print the [[Camping Checklist]] in Tagalog for Filipino parents.
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You can also print worksheets for [[Merit Badge Worksheets|Merit Badges]], [[Webelos_Activity_Badge_Worksheets|Webelos Pins]], and [[Cub Scout Worksheets|Cub Scout Belt Loops]]. Graphics (i.e., images) will not shown but most of the page layout is preserved.
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==Disclaimers==
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Please remember that, per our own ''[[MeritBadgeDotOrg:General disclaimer|Disclaimers (POLICY)]]'', ''"MeritBadge.org is an online, open-content, collaborative encyclopedia developed by volunteers and is '''not''' affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) or with the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)."''
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Additionally, the use of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_machine_translation_applications statistical machine translation] (via [http://translate.google.com/ ''Google Translate'']) cannot possibly guarantee literal accuracy and is in no way formal or official content.
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'''So, while the translation service offered is not perfect, it's still a great tool for those whose native language is not English.'''
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==History==
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Since 2002, the BSA has offered 12 pages of materials in Spanish: http://www.scoutingvalelapena.org/. Five hanbooks were translated into Spanish: [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=30507* Tiger], [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=30508* Wolf], [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=30509* Bear], [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=30510* Webelos], and [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=30511* "Mini" Boy Scout Handbook] as well as [http://scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=spanish some fliers].

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MeritBadge.Org offers thousands of pages of Scouting-related material in 58 languages!
Please let others in your unit and council know that we have resources for the 500,000 Scouts and their families who do not speak English as their primary (native) language.

Instructions

Just e-mail a link of this page to those who need help in another language.

Alternatively, you can also change this page to their language and then print it as an invitation.

Usage

Just click the "Languages" link in the "sidebar" (to the left) then click on your language, such as Spanish (Español) to view the website in that language!

Afrikaans (Afrikaans) Estonian (Eesti) Italian (Italiano) Russian (Русский)
Albanian (Shqip) Finnish (Suomi) Japanese (日本語) Serbian (српски језик)
Arabic (العربية) French (Français) Korean (한국어) Slovak (Slovenščina)
Belarusian (Беларуская) Galician (Galego) Latvian (Latviešu) Slovenian (slovenščina)
Bulgarian (Български) German (Deutsch) Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba) Swahili (Kiswahili)
Catalan (Català) Greek (ελληνικ) Macedonian (Македонски) Swedish (Svenska)
Chinese (Simplified) (簡體中文) Haitian (Krèyol ayisyen) Malay (Bahasa Melayu) Filipino (Tagalog)
Chinese (Traditional) ( 中文 (繁體)) Hebrew (हिन्दी) Maltese (Malti) Thai (ไทย)
Croatian (Hrvatski) Hindi (हिन्दी) Norwegian (Norsk) Turkish (Türkçe)
Czech (Česky) Hungarian (Magyar) Persian (فارسی) Ukrainian (украї́нська мо́ва)
Danish (Dansk) Icelandic (Íslenska) Polish (Polski) Vietnamese (Việt)
Dutch (Nederlands) Indonesian (Bahasa) Português (Portuguese) Welsh (Cymraeg)
Spanish (Español) Irish (Gaeilge) Romanian (Română) Yiddish (ייִדיש)

Also offered (but, less accurate):

Armenian (հայերեն) Basque (Euskal) Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen) Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan) Georgian (საქართველოს) Urdu (اردو)


NOTE: You can also visit Google Translate to check for language updates.


To switch back to English:

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

Examples

You can print information for parents of different cultures...

You can also print worksheets for Merit Badges, Webelos Pins, and Cub Scout Belt Loops. Graphics (i.e., images) will not shown but most of the page layout is preserved.

Disclaimers

Please remember that, per our own Disclaimers (POLICY), "MeritBadge.org is an online, open-content, collaborative encyclopedia developed by volunteers and is not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) or with the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)."

Additionally, the use of statistical machine translation (via Google Translate) cannot possibly guarantee literal accuracy and is in no way formal or official content.

So, while the translation service offered is not perfect, it's still a great tool for those whose native language is not English.

History

Since 2002, the BSA has offered 12 pages of materials in Spanish: http://www.scoutingvalelapena.org/. Five hanbooks were translated into Spanish: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and "Mini" Boy Scout Handbook as well as some fliers.

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