Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: saluting
David G. Hills
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 13:06:10 EDT
Chuck Batteau said:
"Scouts saluting the Scoutmaster? What will be next, marching at quick
time and everybody standing when the Scoutmaster walks in the room?
I don't have my old Scout handbook with me, but I'll bet it's NOT in
(Mine is the small "Handbook for Boys" circa 1956.)"
Well, it is in mine (copyright 1945, printed June 1946). On pages 39 and
"As the late Lord Baden-Powell remarked on a visit to America--"Ther is
a right way to greet Scout Officials. Every Scout in America should know
it and use it." It is a part of good breeding and manners.
1. The Scout Salute is used in greeting other Scouts and as a sign of
respect to Scout Officials, whether in uniform or not.
2. Whenever a Scout Official enters or leaves a meeting -- and is
recognized by the one in charge of the meeting--rise and salute him,
whether he is in uniform or not.
Help make American Scouts as observant of good custom as any in the
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