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Interpreter Strips

Postby optimist » Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:37 pm

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Canoeist23
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Posted: 08 Aug 2004 12:25 pm Post subject: Interpreter
Strips

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with applying for
of fufilling the requirments for Interpreter strips. Is it
hard to fufill the requirments? How do I apply for one? How
well do I have to know my foriegn language?

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Posted: 08 Aug 2004 02:05 pm Post subject:

I am currently working on my Interpereter Strip and its alot
of fun. Here are the requirements for the Interpreter strip.
http://www.meritbadge.com/awd/interpreter.htm
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Canoeist23
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Posted: 08 Aug 2004 03:00 pm Post subject:

What language are you doing? How long have you been
learning/known it?
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Posted: 08 Aug 2004 08:12 pm Post subject:

Um I am learning japanese and I'm comming up on my 4th year
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Canoeist23
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Posted: 08 Aug 2004 08:49 pm Post subject:

So you've known it for a while. I know spanish and have been
taking it for 3 years. I'm going into high school and it wil
be my fourth year learing it. I probably know just enough to
get the strip. But yet another question I have is "Is there
some sort of counsellor for the strip?"
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Posted: 09 Aug 2004 07:13 am Post subject:

No, what my Advancement Chairman told me was to have the
teacher sign off saying you did each and they can understand
it and then show the Advancement Chairman. That is what mine
told me but you might want to consult with your own first.
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Posted: 09 Aug 2004 09:35 am Post subject:

I wouldn't see why any scout leader couldn't sign off on the
interpreter strips. It may be hard to find someone in your
local scouting program that would be trained in the language
to even test you...so you probably need to rely on foreign
language instructors at school, etc.
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Posted: 09 Aug 2004 10:09 am Post subject:

Thanks a lot for all the information!!!
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Posted: 11 Aug 2004 12:38 pm Post subject:

planning on taking the spanish, german, sign language and
possibly some oriental language like japanese (I have always
wanted to do japanese) thats awesome your taking Japanese. Is
it as hard as people say I dont think I will have too much of
a problem because their is no language more annoying to learn
to read than ancient greek. It drives me up the wall.
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Posted: 11 Aug 2004 04:04 pm Post subject:

Brian C:

When I lived in Japan I remembered "Please" and "Thank You" by
the mnemonics "Dumb old Alligators" and "Don't touch my
mustache", respectively.

I actually did earn strips for Spanish and Portuguese.

For fun, check out the spoof strips here:

http://www.streamwood.net/cat142.htm

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BM_Crawford
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Posted: 11 Aug 2004 04:08 pm Post subject:

Oh yes I did hear the one for Don't Touch My Mustache. They
really help out! You'll have to tell me about your experiences
in japan I'd love to hear them!

Now about the language its actually one of the easiest
languages in the world to learn because it has remained
unchanged for such a long time and the way it is set up. The
hard part is the Kanji which is chinese oriented.
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Posted: 11 Aug 2004 08:51 pm Post subject:

I only learned enough Kanji to read the road signs in my area,
near Tachikawa. I never learned Hiragana, but a whole new
world opened up when I learned Katakana.

I left there 14 years ago so I don't recall too much kana. At
least learnig some simple phrases and counting really helped.
I was a military C-130 pilot then, and as such was roaming
around that part of the world a lot. Even got into Laos and
Vietnam, as well as numerous Pacific islands.

Japan is a beautiful country with beautiful people. I always
felt comfortable there despite the culture differences.

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Posted: 11 Aug 2004 10:03 pm Post subject:

You're soo lucky. I never had the chance to go yet. Hopefully
I'll get there some day..untill then I just listen to people's
stories
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Postby Willt » Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:02 am

I was wondering if anyone knew what to do if you know a language that no one in your community knows. I am currently studying Esperanto online (lernu.org, if you're interested) and as far as I know, no one around me knows how to speak it. Does the BSA offer alternate reqs in this type of scenario? Anybody have suggestions on what to do?
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Postby scoutmasterbob » Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:55 am

Charmita...

Is that esparanto???

Anyway, when you are ready to take the test, contact your local council and they may have some resources to find someone who speaks your language of choice.

You can contact some of the colleges in your area to see if there is someone in the language arts who might be able to help.
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Postby RWSmith » Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:08 pm

This is a marker to invite you to go here...

Interpretation of Interpreter Strips

I split my comment off into another thread.
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Can you say...??

Postby riverwalk » Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:36 am

8) I know the requirements are the same no matter which language you want to qualify for.

I'm trying to make myself learn enough to be useful locally, and get a strip too. I encourage others to do this as well. I know in my area (DFW Metroplex), the challenge is great. We can't hope to cover all languages, but it can be helpful and fun. When we were doing our Host Family activities it would have been nice to know other languages.

In the current crisis, I've encouraged several groups to identify their local Interpreter members, so they may draw on them if ever needed in such a catastrophe.
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Postby Firefish » Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:58 pm

BM_Crawford
Is it necessary to learn Kanji, hiragana, katakana, and romanji. Or can I select a couple of them? Thanks in advance
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Postby BM_Crawford » Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:56 pm

Firefish wrote:BM_Crawford
Is it necessary to learn Kanji, hiragana, katakana, and romanji. Or can I select a couple of them? Thanks in advance


In my opinion, you could show that you know the words in romanji, but I would write the letter in hirigana if possible. If you can't then just do romanji, that shouldn't hold you back :)
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Postby T305TG » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:43 pm

I WOULD ENCURAGE ALL TO GET AN INTERPETER STRIP WHO ARE CONSIDERING IT BECAUSE IT WILL BROADEN YOUR HORIZON... PLUS IT LOOKS ALOT BETTER FOR YOU AND WILL HELP IMPROVE THE OVERALL SCOUTING IMAGE IN MY OPINION :D
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What did they say???

Postby riverwalk » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:44 pm

:) Good advice. We had Court of Honor tonight. I had a display on Scouts from another country (related to our dinner theme). A Scout told me his grandparents spoke Spanish fluently. I suggested he go for the "strip". I had to tell him what it was about. 8)
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Postby hops_scout » Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:13 am

I am currently working on the Spanish strip.

I took the requirements to my Spanish teacher and she said that I had basically completed all of them except maybe one or two which we would be getting to very soon.

She thought it was a good idea :D
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Postby RWSmith » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:20 am

T305TG wrote:I WOULD ENCURAGE ALL TO GET AN INTERPETER STRIP WHO ARE CONSIDERING IT BECAUSE IT WILL BROADEN YOUR HORIZON... PLUS IT LOOKS ALOT BETTER FOR YOU AND WILL HELP IMPROVE THE OVERALL SCOUTING IMAGE IN MY OPINION :D


Speaking of interpretation, as I'm sure you're already aware, please do not type in ALL UPPER CASE. It is considered, bad netiquette. If you are disabled, or even if you're just plain lazy, it's better to stick with all lower case; but, only if you must choose on over the other. THANKS! :wink:
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Postby BM_Crawford » Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:39 pm

RWSmith wrote:netiquette


That's a funny word! :) lol
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To netiquette or???

Postby riverwalk » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:14 pm

:o Actually, I just ran across a definition of it, while searching for some Awards online. One site gave this definition of proper etiquette...while on the "Net". Hmmm, everyday is an adventure I always say. :)
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Postby DaggothJr. » Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:55 pm

My friend and I are both interested in obtaining Spanish Interpreter strips. I think we both can meet the requirements.
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Postby BM_Crawford » Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:22 pm

Go for it! Foreign languages rock! :D
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