Japanese  Program Enrichment and Recognitions for International Scouting

International Activity BadgeInternational Activity Badge

The International Activity Award recognizes scouts and scouters who have taken part in a variety of international scouting experiences at through the activities of their unit, council, and world scouting international activities.  The emblem is worn as a temporary award on the right pocket of the uniform.   It is not worn in place of or alongside the World Crest emblem. A 5-inch jacket patch is also authorized for wear.


Interpreter Strips Japanese German French

Youth and Adult members (Cub and Webelos Scouts, Boy and Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts, plus adult Scouters in all programs) may wear this strip if they show their knowledge of a foreign language or the sign language for the hearing impaired by:

  • Carrying on a 5-minute conversation in this language.
  • Translating a 2-minute speech or address.
  • Writing a letter in the language (Does not apply for sign language)
  • Translating 200 words or more from the written word

        Interpreter Strips are worn centered above the Boy Scouts of America Strip

World Conservation - Cub Scouts World Conservation - Boy Scouts World Conservation - VenturingThe World Conservation Award

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment. Please see the Conservation Page of this site for specific requirements for each level.

Citizenship in the WorldCitizenship in the World Merit Badge

The Citizenship in the World merit badge requires Scouts to learn about global issues and international organizations, as well as take part in an international event. The official requirements can be found in Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33215, or in the Citizenship in the World merit badge pamphlet, No. 33260.

International Scouters Award  International Scouter’s Award

The International Scouter's Award encourages Scouters to broaden their involvement in Scouting through participation in world Scouting activities and recognizes Scouters for their contributions to world Scouting. 

  • Please visit the BSA’s International Division for a list of requirements.