SCOUTS - Be Prepared


To gain this badge they must complete all the requirements in one of the following alternatives.

Alternative A Complete the following in any foreign language.

  1. Carry on a simple conversation for about ten minutes.
  2. Write a letter of around 150 words.
  3. After a few minutes of study, give an approximate translation of a paragraph of basic text.
  4. Act as an interpreter for a visitor who does not speak in their native language.
  5. Either:
    1. Write letters for a Scout Group, school or similar body, for example, helping with the arrangements for a foreign visit or exchange.
    2. Correspond regularly with a person of their own age who does not speak their native language.

Alternative B

Complete the following requirements in a recognised sign language such as Makaton or British Sign Language.

  1. Carry out a simple conversation for about ten minutes.
  2. Describe a Scouting experience to another person.
  3. Act as a translator for a short conversation between a sign language user and someone with no sign language experience.
  4. Invite a sign language user to talk to the Troop about the experience of having hearing or speech impediments, or both. Help to act as translator for them during their visit.