Two-fingers salute

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The two-fingers salute is a salute used by some Cub Scouts sections in various scouting organisations around the world.

The salute is given using the middle and index fingers, while bending the other fingers at the second knuckle, and with the palm facing the signer. This salute is used by and by Cub Scouts. The two fingers represent the two rules of the Cub Scout Law. It is also said that the fingers symbolise the two ears of a wolf. Furthermore the two fingers are a bit easier to salute with compared to the three-finger salute, which is used by (other Cub Scout sections and) the older age groups in Scouting. This makes it more convenient for the younger children.


  • The two-fingers salute is also used by Polish military and uniformed services.

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