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 the sign language for the hearing impaired by:
- Carrying on a five-minute conversation in this language.
- Translating a two-minute speech or address.
- Writing a letter in the language (does not apply for sign language).
- 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:
- Carrying on a five-minute conversation in Morse code at a speed of at least five words per minute.
- 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.
- Sending a 25-word written document in Morse code at a minimum of five words per minute.