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* [[First Class]] #7b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch and their use in square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.
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Revision as of 18:09, December 11, 2008

Adult leader awards are also called "knots."
image:Book.gif See Advanced Knots for more information.
The following PDFs are available:   
  • All lower rank knots Image:Pdficon small.gif
  • When to use knots lashings Image:Pdficon small.gif

  • Here are the basic knots Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts learn.


    Contents

    Overhand Knot

    A Sqaure Knot is two Overhand knots

    Image:Overhand-Knot.gif

    Square Knot

    Right over left, Left over right, makes a knot tidy, and tight.

    Image:Square-Knot.gif

    Required for

    Granny Knot

    Right over left, Right over left, Makes a knot ugly and WRONG.
    When your shoes keep coming untied, it is because you tied a Granny Knot instead of a Square Knot.

    Image:Granny_Knot.gif


    Bowline

    Make a loop (top to you). The rabbit goes out of the hole, around the tree, and back into the hole.

    Image:Bowline.gif

    Required for
    • First Class #8a. Demonstrate tying the bowline knot and describe several ways it can be used.

    Sheet Bend

    Make a loop in one end. The rabbit goes out of the hole, around the tree and back under his path.

    Image:Sheet_Bend.gif

    Required for


    Slip Knot

    Make a loop. Pull a loop up through the loop. Pull tight.

    Image:Slip Knot.gif

    Required for


    Two Half Hitches

    Loop over the top and pull throught the hole to make a Half Hitch. Make a second Half Hitch on the outside. Pull tight.

    Image:Two_Half_Hitches.gif

    Required for
    • Tenderfoot #4b. Demonstrate you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.


    Taut Line Hitch

    Loop over the top and pull throught the hole to make a Half Hitch. Loop over the top and through the hole again. One last Half Hitch on the outside. Pull tight.

    Image:Tautline_Hitch.gif

    Required for
    • Tenderfoot #4b. Demonstrate you know how to tie the following knots and tell what their uses are: two half hitches and the taut-line hitch.


    Clove Hitch

    Loop over the top. Loop around again below. Pull through the hole.

    Image:Clove_Hitch.gif

    Required for
    • First Class #7b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch and their use in square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.
    How to tie a Clove Hitch over the end of an object

    Image:Clove_Hitch2.gif

    Figure Eight

    Loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Pull tight.

    Image:Figure_Eight.gif

    Required for

    Sheep Shank

    Image:Sheep_Shank.gif

    Required for

    Whipping

    Image:Whipping.gif

    Required for
    • Tenderfoot #4a: Demonstrate how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.


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