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|caption = Japanese
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|created = before 1950s
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|level = Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Scouters
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The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] is not an ''award''... it is ''optional'' insignia, '''not''' [[temporary insignia|''temporary'' insignia]]. Its sole purpose is to serve as an immediate, visual cue to others that you are able to perform as an interpreter, when needed... not to award your ability to converse in another language. (This is also why its placement on your uniform is near your nameplate.)
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{{Quote-source| Interpreter strips are in the alphabet of the language represented, not the English-language translation. To accommodate the characters of various languages, the size of each interpreter strip may vary slightly|''[[Guide to Awards and Insignia]]'', § Universal and Nonunit Insignia}}
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== Stocked Interpreter Strips ==
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The [[Scout Shops]] carry the following:
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:{| {{prettytable}}
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|- {{Hl3}}
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!Language
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!BSA Supply No.
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|-
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|Arabic
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-arabic-403.html 403]</span></center>
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|-
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|American Sign Language
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-american-sign-language-18025.html 18025]</span></center>
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|-
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|Cantonese
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-cantonese-404.html 404]</span></center>
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|-
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|Dutch (Nederlands)
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-dutch-393.html 393]</span></center>
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|-
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|French (Français)
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-francais-391.html 391]</span></center>
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|-
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|German (Deutsch)
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-stripts-deutsch-392.html 392]</span></center>
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|-
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|Greek
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-greek-405.html 405]</span></center>
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|-
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|Hebrew
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-hebrew-18039.html 18039]</span></center>
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|-
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|Italian
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-italian-400.html 400]</span></center>
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|-
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|Japanese
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-japanese-406.html 406]</span></center>
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|-
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|Korean
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-korean-615007.html 615007]</span></center>
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|-
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|Mandarin, Simplified
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-simplified-mandarin-407.html 407]</span></center>
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|-
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|Mandarin, Traditional
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-traditional-mandarin-408.html 408]</span></center>
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|-
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|Morse Code
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/morse-code-interpreter-strip-615120.html 615120]</span></center>
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|-
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|Native American
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/native-american-interpreter-strip-617558.html 617588]</span></center>
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|-
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|Portuguese
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-portuguese-401.html 401]</span></center>
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|-
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|Russian
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-russian-402.html 402]</span></center>
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|-
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|Spanish (Español)
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-espanol-395.html 395]</span></center>
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|-
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|Vietnamese
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|<center><span class="plainlinks">[https://www.scoutshop.org/interpreter-strips-vietnamese-409.html 409]</span></center>
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|}
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== Custom Interpreter Strips ==
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However, that does not, in any way, mean that these are the '''''only''''' authorized Interpreter Strips. You can custom order any language through the BSA Supply Division. Just because it's not listed (above), that does not mean they don't already have it; nor does it mean that they will not make it for you.
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{{See|[[{{TALKPAGENAME}}#Custom Interpreter Strips]] for discussion about this.}}{{Clear}}
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== Sign languages ==
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''Signing'' and ''American Sign Language'' are not the same thing; they are distinctly different forms of sign language for the hearing impaired. The '''''Signing''' interpreter strip'' (BSA Supply No. 00390) is still listed in the ''Insignia Guide'', but no longer listed at ScoutShop.Org. You may still, however, be able to get it at a Scout shop, or order it through your Council Service Center or the BSA Supply Division (directly).
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== Uniform placement ==
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The interpreter strip is affixed to the field uniform shirt immediately above the right pocket:
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* '''Cub Scouts''', '''Boy Scouts''', and '''Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders''': above and flush with the ''Boy Scouts of America'' strip
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* '''Venturers''' and '''Venturing Leaders''': above and flush with the ''Venturing, BSA'' strip or lettering
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* '''Sea Scouts''' and '''Sea Scout Leaders''': above and flush with the ''Sea Scouts, BSA'' strip on the “''New Century''” Universal Sea Scout uniform
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More than one Interpreter Strip may be worn, one immediately above the other &mdash; one for each language the member qualifies.
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{{uniform inspection links}}
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''Spoof'' patches are '''not authorized''' for wear on the BSA uniform.
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== External links ==
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* Scout Shop: [https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=interpreter+strip Interpreter Strips] &mdash; ScoutShop.Org
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[[Category:Boy Scout special opportunities]]
[[Category:Cub Scout awards]]
[[Category:Cub Scout awards]]
[[Category:Boy Scout awards]]
[[Category:Boy Scout awards]]
[[Category:Venturing awards]]
[[Category:Venturing awards]]
[[Category:Scouter awards]]
[[Category:Scouter awards]]
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[[Category:Sea Scout awards]]

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Interpreter Strip

Japanese
Created:pre-1950s
Level:Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Scouters


The Interpreter Strip is not an award... it is optional insignia, not temporary insignia. Its sole purpose is to serve as an immediate, visual cue to others that you are able to perform as an interpreter, when needed... not to award your ability to converse in another language. (This is also why its placement on your uniform is near your nameplate.)

Interpreter strips are in the alphabet of the language represented, not the English-language translation. To accommodate the characters of various languages, the size of each interpreter strip may vary slightly
Guide to Awards and Insignia, § Universal and Nonunit Insignia


Interpreter Strip requirements

Boys and adults may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired 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.*
  4. Translating 200 words from the written word.

*Does not apply for sign language.

Morse Code Interpreter Strip requirements

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.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
2018 Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33216, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

View the change list (history) of these requirements. The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.

Stocked Interpreter Strips

The Scout Shops carry the following:

Language BSA Supply No.
Arabic
403
American Sign Language
18025
Cantonese
404
Dutch (Nederlands)
393
French (Français)
391
German (Deutsch)
392
Greek
405
Hebrew
18039
Italian
400
Japanese
406
Korean
615007
Mandarin, Simplified
407
Mandarin, Traditional
408
Morse Code
615120
Native American
617588
Portuguese
401
Russian
402
Spanish (Español)
395
Vietnamese
409

Custom Interpreter Strips

However, that does not, in any way, mean that these are the only authorized Interpreter Strips. You can custom order any language through the BSA Supply Division. Just because it's not listed (above), that does not mean they don't already have it; nor does it mean that they will not make it for you.

See: Talk:Interpreter Strip#Custom Interpreter Strips for discussion about this.

Sign languages

Signing and American Sign Language are not the same thing; they are distinctly different forms of sign language for the hearing impaired. The Signing interpreter strip (BSA Supply No. 00390) is still listed in the Insignia Guide, but no longer listed at ScoutShop.Org. You may still, however, be able to get it at a Scout shop, or order it through your Council Service Center or the BSA Supply Division (directly).

Uniform placement

The interpreter strip is affixed to the field uniform shirt immediately above the right pocket:

  • Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders: above and flush with the Boy Scouts of America strip
  • Venturers and Venturing Leaders: above and flush with the Venturing, BSA strip or lettering
  • Sea Scouts and Sea Scout Leaders: above and flush with the Sea Scouts, BSA strip on the “New Century” Universal Sea Scout uniform

More than one Interpreter Strip may be worn, one immediately above the other — one for each language the member qualifies.


Patch Placement and Uniform Inspection Sheets

Spoof patches are not authorized for wear on the BSA uniform.

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