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The Scout Sign

 

Scout Sign

The Scout sign shows you are a Scout. Give it each time you recite the Scout Oath and Law. When a Scout or Scouter raises the Scout sign, all Scouts should make the sign, too, and come to silent attention.  When forming the Scout Sign, cover the nail of the little finger of your right hand with your right thumb. Boy Scouts hold the sign with their right hand, the elbow forming a 90-degree, or "right" angle. This symbolizes that a Scout should always do the "right" thing. The three fingers symbolizing the three points of the Scout Oath

The Sign is also used in Boy Scouts of America programs when one needs the attention of the group. All one must do is hold the sign up high, and all those around that notice will do so as well, and will remain quiet. Even at the National Jamboree Arena Show, with over 100,000 Scouts and Scouters in attendance, all one must do on stage to get the crowd silent is hold up the Sign.