Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Boy Scouts to Offer Morse Code Interpreter Strip; ICOM Inks Deal for Jamboree Gear

Morse code has been designated as a language by the Boy Scouts of America, which has added it to the list of "interpreter strips" that scouts may earn. The strips indicate proficiency in either a foreign language or sign language, and now, Morse code. 

Also on the ham radio Scouting front, ICOM America has signed a sponsorship agreement with the Boy Scouts to supply ham radio equipment and technical support for the 2013 National Jamboree. This will include the K2BSA jamboree station, Radio Merit Badge support and the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA).