Salute, Handshake

Cub Salute

The salute is a sign of respect and friendship for a leader or another Cub or Scout. When you salute a leader or another Cub you use a special sign. You hold up your right hand with two fingers spread out to look like the pointed ears of a wolf. Akela will show you how to do it.

Cub Handshake

Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Cubbing and Scouting, once met an African chief who greeted him by shaking hands with the left hand. The chief explained that the left handshake was a sign of trust, because you would lay down your shield to do so. Today Cubs and Scouts shake hands with the left hand. It is a sign that they are all members of the Worldwide Scouting family.

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