The elements of the scarf symbol represent several things:
The circle represents God's embrace, which is never ending.
The four sides of the square represents the four parts of a well balanced life: a healthy body, a clean mind, a good relationship with others, and a close relationship with God. The triangle is the strongest geometric figure, and its three sides represents the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. The shield was added by the Salvation army and represents the protection of the weak.The cross lies at the center of the scarf symbol, as Christ should be at the center of our lives.