Re: Interpreter Strips
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 17:12:39 -0400
Rob Marlowe writes:
> I've been advised that there is not an Interpreter Strip for the
> language that he has demonstrated his proficiency in and wondered if
> any of you might offer suggestions on how to get him such a strip.
I agree with Jim Sleezer's observation that Espanol would be the
designation that would make the Interpreter's Strip of *value* to others
in most situations in the USA. The Scout's proficiency or "achievement"
is translating back and forth between *two* languages, one of which
happens to be his native language.
It is not true that "Ingles" would ever be the appropriate designation for
English as some have suggested. List Members who's Scouts speak languages
other than those of the standard Strips need to order the #00396
MISCELLANEOUS INTERPRETER STRIP from National 800-323-0732 (good luck
trying to order it at your local Scout Store). You must fax or mail them
the name of the language as it appears in the language and *script* of
that language. The idea is that people who speak that language will
recognize it when they see it. Most people working at National don't know
about the Miscellaneous Interpreter Strip either, so it may take some
perseverance. When I ordered the Lithuanian Strip, I was told the minimum
was 2 @ $2.45 + 2 X .47 labor plus tax plus $2.75 shipping.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City