Boy Scout’s Left-Hand Handshake

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Boy Scout’s Left-Hand Handshake

By custom, instead of shaking each other’s right hand, Boy Scouts are supposed to greet fellow Scouts with “a warm left hand clasp.” Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, claimed that he started this tradition after being told by an African chieftain that, “The men in my tribe greet the bravest with the […]

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