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'''The community portal has two main areas: The project page, which is just like a ''"Roundtable"''; and the discussion area, which is like a ''"Cracker Barrel"''.''' Here, you can find about about what's going on at this website, or even other BSA-related websites; you can find out about what areas need work, help--maybe your expertise would be just what the Scoutmaster ordered....
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==The Cracker Barrrel==
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==The Roundtable==
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|headertext = Welcome to MeritBadgeDotOrg
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===Editing rules and guidelines (In order of precedence)===
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|content = Community Portal/Welcome
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====1. Policies and usage standards====
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'''Prior to editing any pages, please read (and, of course, comply with) all MeritBadgeDotOrg [[policy|policies]].'''
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|headertext = Contributing to MeritBadgeDotOrg
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|content = Community Portal/Editing
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[[Help:Editing]] specific to this website. Here, you will find help on:
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*General editing help (i.e., text formatting)
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|headertext = Featured collaboration
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|footer = [[Template:Featured collaboration archive/{{CURRENTYEAR}}|Archive]] - [[Template:Featured collaboration candidates|Candidates]]
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*Aside from items 1 and 2 noted above, you may wish to check out [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style Wikipedia:Manual of Style] for writing style guidance.
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|content = Contributor/Projects
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*But, please... don't sweat the details, too much, just yet. We'd much rather you get you information on the website, which can be edited later, than not at all.
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|headertext = The Cracker Barrel
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|headertext = Other areas
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|headertext = Special Pages
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|headertext = Unofficial Scouting-related Websites
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==Things to do...==
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===Things to do...===
(In no particular order of precedence.)
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:1. Add '''<nowiki>[[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]]</nowiki>''' to the bottom of every Merit Badge page. (Unless there's a better way to do it? [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|talk]])
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== Official BSA and Unofficial Scouting-related Websites ==
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* [http://www.MeritBadge.Com MeritBadge.Com], a.k.a ''The Merit Badge Resource Center''
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* [http://www.MeritBadge.Net MeritBadge.Org], a.k.a. The ''Helping Scouts Advance'' '''''wiki''''' --> Uh, You are here. ;-) <--
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* [http://www.scouting.org Boy Scouts of America]
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==== Reference ====
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* [http://www.boyslife.org Boys' Life Magazine]
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* [http://www.bsafieldbook.org Fieldbook Companion Site]
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* [http://www.bsalegal.org Legal Issues Web Site]
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* [http://www.bsamuseum.org National Scouting Museum]
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* [http://www.olc.scouting.org Online Learning Center]
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==== High Adventure ====
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* [http://www.bsaseabase.org Florida Sea Base]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/philmont Philmont Scout Ranch]
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* [http://www.joincubscouting.org Join Cub Scouting]
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* [http://www.thescoutzone.org Scout Zone]
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* [http://www.nesa.org National Eagle Scout Association]
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==== Special Interest ====
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* [http://www.goodturnforamerica.org Good Turn for America]
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* [http://www.scoutingvalelapena.org Scouting - Vale La Pena]
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* [http://www.scoutreachbsa.org Scoutreach Division]
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* [http://www.soccerandscouting.org Soccer and Scouting]
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* [http://www.scoutstuff.org Scout Stuff]
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Note: All of the links shown above have been verified to be working as of: 24 MAR 07
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Community Portal

Just like all other pages on MeritBadgeDotOrg, the Community portal has two areas:
  • the project page (or article page), which is just like a Scouting "Roundtable"; and
  • the discussion page (more commonly referred to as talk pages), which is just like a Scouting "Cracker Barrel"

Here, you can find about about what's going on at this website, or even other BSA-related websites; you can find out about what areas need work, help... maybe your expertise would be just what the Scoutmaster ordered.


Welcome to MeritBadgeDotOrg
Please see Wikipedia:Introduction for a great introduction to and short tutorial about Wikipedia, the foundation by which this website functions as a MediaWiki.

Additional pages to help you get started

  • Community portal


Contributing to MeritBadgeDotOrg
Every registered user of this Wiki is an Editor. However, only those who actually edit something are Contributors. Won't you contribute something to MeritBadgeDotOrg, today? (Or, whenever you have a few minutes.) There's plenty to do. Remember, Helping Scouts advance is our mantra.

Editing rules and guidelines (In order of precedence)

1. Policies and usage standards
Prior to editing any pages, please read (and, of course, comply with) all MeritBadgeDotOrg policies.
2. Site-specific help and information regarding editing on this wiki
Help:Editing specific to this website. Here, you will find help on:
  • General editing help (i.e., text formatting)
  • Additional notes on page formatting
  • Adding an image
  • External links
3. The "Art of Wikifying" (a.k.a., Wiki-style writing)
Aside from items 1 and 2 noted above, you may wish to check out:
  • MeritBadgeDotOrg:Manual of Style for writing style guidance.
  • But, please... don't sweat the details, too much, just yet. We'd much rather you get you information on the website, which can be edited later, than not at all.
Note: Unlike Wikipedia, but like many MediaWiki sites, only registered users may edit pages on this Wiki. Registered users on this Wiki must be registered Scouters.


Featured collaboration
Please help us locate and repair any broken links to Scouting.org!

Message from Scouting.org webmaster

On February 4, 2008, changes will be made to the Scouting.org Web site that will require your Webmaster to update links on your Web site.

For example, the URL for the Boy Scouts program on Scouting.org has previously looked something like

Links to Programs and other sections

Links to Programs and other sections (e.g., BoyScouts, Venturing, etc) should be changed to the new URL's (available below). If the webmaster is linking to a particular webpage deeper into the website than the top-level programs, they'll need to contact the National Council Webmaster (Chad Jordan) for the new URL.

  • For example, links to programs/sections would be:


Workpages and Collaborations

Category: MeritBadgeDotOrg WikiProjects

WikiProject pages

Category:Workpages

The Cracker Barrel
Click on the discussion tab (at the top of the page) above to switch over to the Cracker Barrel (a.k.a., Community portal talk page).


Other areas
  • Site Map - A list of all the pages on this web site
  • FAQ - Frequently asked questions about this web site
  • Policies - Important information about you and this site


Special Pages
Recent changes
Categories


Special:Listusers

Wikipedia pages


Unofficial Scouting-related Websites

The MeritBadge.Com/Net/Org Family of Websites

  • MeritBadge.Net, a.k.a. "The Scouting Discussion Network" (a phpBB Message board)
Got a specific question? Ask over at MeritBadge.Net and get specific answers!
  • MeritBadge.Org, a.k.a. The "Helping Scouts Advance" Wiki... Uh, You are here. ;-)

Other unofficial, but extremely beneficial Scouting links

Would you like to help out?

(That's what a Wiki is all about!) Many articles are stubs, or otherwise need attention, or haven't even been created, yet. If you like, go ahead, be bold, and jump right in. If you aren't ready to fly solo, you can participate in a Collaboration (coming soon).

Things to do...

(In no particular order of precedence.)

  1. Make some Userboxes.
  2. Build a colaboration page(s)for Shortcuts, or Templates, or both.


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