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Cub Scout Pack 197
(Brown Deer, Wisconsin)
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Cub Scout Sign


The How To:
1. Make the sign with your right hand
2. And with your arm held straight up

The Why:
The two fingers stand for the two parts of the Cub Scout Promise
They look like a wolf’s ears ready to listen to Akela.

The When:
Give the Cub Scout sign when you say the
"Cub Scout Promise" and the "Law of the Pack" 
or when Akela raises the sign to ask for silence.

Cub Scout Salute
The How To: 
1. Salute with your right hand.
2. Hold your fingers as you do for the Cub Scout sign.
3. Keep the two straight fingers close together.
4. Touch the tips of those fingers to your cap.
5. If you are not wearing a cap, touch your eyebrow.

The Why:
A salute is a way to show respect to your leaders.
It shows that you look up to them and respect them.
We salute the flag to show respect to our country.

The When:
When you say the pledge of allegiance
while in your Cub Scout uniform

Cub Scout Handshake
The How To:
1. Hold out your right hand just as you always do to shake hands.
2. Put your first two fingers along the inside of the other boy's wrist.

The Why:
The Cub handshake means that you "HELP"
and that you "OBEY" the Law of the Pack

The When:
When you shake hands with another scout or scout leader.