Basic Drill Movements

Being in BB means knowing certain special movements. Here are some ways of standing and moving that you should know.

hand shake
hand shake

BB Handshake
B.B. members worldwide share an unique handshake. Use your right hand with the little finger separate from the other fingers to interlock the other person’s little finger. Encourage Boys to learn it and use it.
Stand at Ease
Feet remain as they are, so that the weight of the body rests equally on both feet; the hands are placed behind the back with the arms fully extended, the back of the right hand placed in the palm of the left, with fingers of both hands straight and thumbs interlocked. Head and eyes facing the front; eyes looking their own level.

Stand Easy
‘Stand Easy’ involves your feet about 15 cm (6 in.) apart, measured from heel to heel, turned out at an angle of thirty degrees. Your limbs, head and body may be moved, but not the feet. When you are ‘standing easy’ and the command ‘SECTION’ is given, change to the position of ‘Stand at Ease’.


When coming to ‘Attention’ from the ‘Stand at Ease’ position, keeping the leg straight the left foot is brought up to the right without stamping and the position of ‘Attention’ is assumed. Heels together and in line; feet turned out at an angle of about thirty degrees; legs straight; body erect and square to the front; arms hanging easily and as straight as the natural bend of the arm will allow; wrists straight, hands clenched, knuckles outside; thumbs to the front, close to the forefinger and immediately behind the seams of the trousers; head and eyes facing the front; eyes looking their own level; the weight of the body equally balanced on both feet.

Right Turn
Keeping both knees straight and the body erect, a turn is made to the right on the right heel and left toe, the left heel and right toe being raised in doing so, and the arms being kept close to the side. On completion of this preliminary movement the right foot must be flat on the ground, the left heel raised, both knees straight, the weight of the body (which must be erect) on the right foot.
The left heel is brought smartly up to the right without stamping the foot, to resume the position of attention.
On the executive part of the command, i.e. “turn”, the movement will commence and after a pause equal to one pace in quick time the second part of the movement will be performed. Boys should be taught to count the numbers aloud until they get used to doing the movements in the correct time. The count is One-Pause-Two.