Scout Training Programme
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Scout Sign
In the book written by our Scout Founder, Lord Baden-Powell,  the three-fingers salute was chosen for Scouts to represent the three aspects of the Scout Promise:

Honour God and Country
Help Others
Obey the Scout Law
A "half-salute", known as the Scout Sign, is also used in certain situations. The hand is still held palm facing out, and the thumb holding the little finger, but the hand is held at the shoulder level instead.
Full-salutes were required at the hoisting of the National Flag, the playing of the national anthem, or at funerals, when seeing your Scoutmasters, or members of the armed forces.
The Scout salute is used by members of the Scout and Guide organisations around the world when greeting other Scouts and in respect of a national flag at ceremonies. The salute is made with the palm face down using the Scout sign, and with the fingertips on the brow of the head. There are some variations of the salute between national Scouting organisations and also within some programme sections.