scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Interpreter's Strip
The Gross Family (Gross144@GATEWAY.NET
Tue Feb 29 2000 - 22:14:27 CST
A Scout in our troop believes that he may be able to qualify for the
Spanish language interpreter's strip. Believe me, I am NOT qualified!
I have found a leader in our area who is qualified, and he has agreed
to test the Scout. I pulled the basic requirements off of one of Mike
Walton's sites (thanks Mike!):
> Carrying on a five-minute conversation in the language
> Translating a two-minute speech or address
> Writing a letter in the language (does not apply to sign languages)
> Translating 200 words from the written word
However, the leader has asked me what (if any) is the minimum acceptable
score on the translations. For example, if the Scout gets 190 out of
200 words, is that acceptable? I know some BSA pubs say "familiar
with", but that doesn't nail it down. Is the standard "reasonableness"?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
(SA, CS RTC, Eagle/3, OA-B, AOL)