Interpreter Strip

Overview

To signify that a youth or adult member speaks a foreign language (one other than English)

Who Can Earn This Award?

Any member who speaks a specific foreign language; demonstrate knowledge by carrying on a five-minute conversation in this language, translating a two-minute speech or address, and writing a letter in the language (does not apply for sign language); or, translating 200 words from the written word.

How To Get the Award

Purchase from Scout shop.

Supply Item Description & Uniform Placement

On the uniform above the right pocket.

Supply/BIN Item Number

French, No. 391; German, No. 392; Spanish, No. 395; signing, No.390; Dutch, No. 393; Italian, No. 400; Portuguese, No. 401; Russian, No. 402; Cantonese (Chinese), No. 404; Greek, No. 405; Japanese, No. 406; Simplified Mandarin (Chinese), No. 407; Traditional Mandarin (Chinese), No. 408; Vietnamese, No. 409; American Sign Language, No. 18025; Hebrew, No. 18039; Morse Code, No. 615120

Interpreter Strip Requirements

Youth and adults may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or sign language by:

  1. Carrying on a five-minute conversation in this language.
  2. Translating a two-minute speech or address.
  3. Writing a letter in the language (does not apply for sign language).
  4. Translating 200 words from the written word.

Morse Code Interpreter Strip

Youth and adults may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of Morse code by:

  1. Carrying on a five-minute conversation in Morse code at a speed of at least five words per minute.
  2. Copying correctly a two-minute message sent in Morse code at a minimum of five words per minute. Copying means writing the message down as it is received.
  3. Sending a 25-word written document in Morse code at a minimum of five words per minute.