Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Scout Handshake
Re: Scout Handshake
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 17:01:12 -0500
I'd be curious to know these things too. I've been told several different
things about when to use it. The version that I like best is whenever two
Boy Scouts or their leaders are in uniform and shake hands, whether as a
greeting or ceremoniously. However, just because I like that theory doesn't
mean it's the right protocol.
I was told recently, (not officially) that the intertwining of the fingers
was dropped because it is considered too difficult for the boys. I don't
buy that one. Are we really saying that this generation of boys is less
adept and intelligent than previous generations who all managed to learn it?
Dist. Exec. Downeast Dist.
Pine Tree Council
From: Michael Lorich <DeeDee7267@AOL.COM>
To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU <SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU>
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 09:20 AM
Subject: Scout Handshake
>When did the Boy Scout handshake drop the intertwining of the little finger
>and for what reason was it eliminated? Many adults still use this method
>it confuses the new scouts. Also, how often do the Boys in your Troop use
>handshake. I find that in our Troop it is rarely used except when awards