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MeritBadge.Org is now 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.'''}}
==Instructions==
==Instructions==
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;1. Click here to choose your language:
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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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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Czh-CN&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 中国 (Chinese)]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cde&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Deutsch (German)]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Ces&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Español]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cfr&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Français]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cit&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Italiano ]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cja&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 日本語 (Japanese)]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cko&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} 한국어 (Korean)]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cpl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Polski (Polish)]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cpt&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Português]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cru&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Российская (Russian)]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Ctl&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Tagalog (Filipino)]</span>
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*<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=auto%7Cvi&u=http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?title={{FULLPAGENAME}} Việt (Vietnamese)]</span>
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'''''Now this page and all others that you view will be in your 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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;2. To go back to English:
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==Usage==
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: Click the ''View Original Web Page'' link now at the top of the page.
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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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;3. To go to another language, first go back to English by clicking ''View Original Web Page'' and then choose the next 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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| | [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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==Details==
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Also offered (but, less accurate):
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Every page of MeritBadge.Org is now available in the top 30 languages in the US! 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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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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{| 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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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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{{Checklist|'''NOTE:''' You can also visit [http://translate.google.com ''Google Translate''] to check for language updates.}}
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Using the Language features, you can even print worksheets for:
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'''To switch back to English''':
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* [[Merit Badge Worksheets|Boy Scout Merit Badges & Ranks]]
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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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* [[Webelos_Activity_Badge_Worksheets|Webelos Activity & Rank Workbooks]]
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* [[Cub Scout Worksheets|Cub Scout Belt Loop Workbooks]]
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That's almost a thousand pages of workbooks in 30 different languages! Currently the graphics will not be shown when the workbooks are translated but much of the page layout is preserved.
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==History==
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==Examples==
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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, [http://scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=spanish 25 fliers and handbooks are now in Spanish] but few have been added since 2006.
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You can print information for parents of different cultures...
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Someday the BSA may offer more materials in Spanish but what about the dozens of other languages?
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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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MeritBadge.Org can fix much of this problem ''Right Now''!
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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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'''''Right Now''''' MeritBadge.Org offers 600 key Scouting topics in English and dozens of other languages!
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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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'''''Right Now''''' MeritBadge.Org offers almost a thousand pages of worksheets in dozens of languages!
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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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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.
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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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Right now means everything.
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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].

Current revision

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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