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 words from the written word.
The uniform and insignia of the Boy Scouts of America BSA gives a Scout visibility and creates a level of identity within both the unit and the community. The uniform is used to promote equality while showing individual achievement. While all uniforms are similar in basic design, they do vary in color and detail to identify the different membership divisions of Cub ScoutingScouts BSA and Venturing.
So Coast Guard and Air Force patches may indeed be worn anywhere on the vest. Likewise, if a Scout or Scouter is wearing a non-BSA vest or jacket, anything may be worn on it as well. The unit leader, representative, or in the case of adults, the adult involved may purchase or order the strip and wear it on the uniform in the place shown below: The strip is worn above the "Boy Scouts of America" strip shown here.
Since its founding inthe Boy Scouts of America has had fully participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. James E. West, the first Chief Scout Executive, was a person with a disability. It is the goal of the leadership of Troop to strive to create an environment where people are valued as individuals and are treated with respect, dignity and fairness.
Morse code has been in and out of the Boy Scout requirements for nearly a hundred years. During that time, Morse has changed from a career skill to a rewarding hobby, from a vocation to an avocation. Also, radio has grown to include voice communications, data communications, and broadcast.
To get a typical interpreter strip, you must carry on a five-minute conversation, translate a two-minute speech, write a letter in the language, and translate words from the written word. Carry on a five-minute conversation in Morse Code at a speed of at least five words per minute. Copy correctly a two-minute message sent in Morse Code at a minimum of five words per minute.
I am in Boy Scouts of America. I thought it strange that there aren't many refrences to any type of language. There isn't much about language learning anywhere!
While the Morse Code requirement has been dropped from both the FCC amateur radio operator license exam and the Boy Scouts Radio Merit Badge requirements, it shows continued growth in operation. CW or Morse Code contests continue to grow in participation and many are eagerly studying Morse Code to acquire it for the first time or to build their receiving and transmitting speed and accuracy. Many questions have surfaced over how to qualify for the interpreter strip, who determines the qualification, etc.
Youth and adult members Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts, plus Scouters in all programs may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired. The interpreter strips are worn centered above the "Boy Scouts of America" strip on the uniform. Earn the interpreter strip by: Carrying on a 5-minute conversation in this language.