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This article is about the discontinued Boy Scout Interpreting merit badge.
Scouts and Scouters at all levels can wear the Interpreter Strip insignia if they fulfill the requirements.
Interpreting merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)

Interpreting merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: n/a
Created: 1911 Origin: One of the original
57 merit badges
Replaced in: 1952 Merged into: World Brotherhood


The Interpreting merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.

Interpreting merit badge requirements at discontinuation

  1. Carry on a simple but sustained conversation in a modern foriegn language for a period of not less than five minutes.
  2. Listen to and translate a statement or address delivered in a modern foreign language and lasting not less than two minutes by a person to whom the language is a native tongue.
  3. Write a simple letter in a modern foreign language in a subject given by the Counselors.
  4. Read and translate from sight a passage of not less than 200 words from a book or newspaper, in any modern foreign language not native to the pupil.

Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Handbook for Boys, 1948 Edition

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