Standing at the alert

During some ceremonies, it’s common for the person leading the ceremony to ask members to stand at the ‘alert’.

This means:
• Standing up straight (or sitting if you’re unable to stand), normally in a formation (often a horse-shoe or circle shape) with the rest of the Scouts gathered
• Holding your arms to your sides, or as close to your sides as you can
• Keeping still and silent.


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