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Scout Salute and Sign

The Scout Salute

The Scout Salute is made with the right hand. It is used during the opening ceremony on Pack night and also at other special times – such as when you are presented with a badge. 

The three fingers that you hold up should remind you of your promise to:
  • Do your duty to God and to the Queen
  • Help other people
  • Keep the Cub Scout Law
The Scout Sign

When you make your promise during your investiture you make a special kind of salute called the Scout Sign. It is the same as the salute except that you hold your hand at shoulder height instead of putting it up to you head.

You also make the Scout Sign whenever you are renewing your promise, for example at a parade on when another Cub Scout is invested.