Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Scout Handshake
Re: Scout Handshake
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 14:36:36 -0800
> I'd be curious to know these things too. I've been told several
The origin and use of these salutations are curtined in secret society and
brother hood rituals never intended to be viewed or used in public or
Remember the nose wipe of grifter in the movie "The Sting"
As scouting events became attended by non-scouts , ie: parents and other
hangers on, the practices where noticed ,questioned , became so widely know
as to be unimportant and not useful.
Familiarity breeds contempt. nespas?
A small diehard group ,(woodbadgers, o/a ers, rocking chair scoutmasters
etc) have been preserving this heritage and as sure as the gilwell song
will rise again the left hand ,intertwined finger handshake will be used by
those who still have a use for it.
How does your patrol (family, cohort, hunting club etc)communicate by hand
Persistent Commissioner and Partime Owl