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{{Otheruses|[[Scouter Awards|Adult leader awards]] are also called "knots."<br>Also see [[Advanced Knots]]}}{{MoreInfo|See [[Advanced Knots]] for more information.}}{{Worksheets available|<table><tr><td>The following PDFs are available:</td><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td><li>[[Media:All_lower_rank_knots.pdf|All lower rank knots]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]]<li>[[Media:When_to_use_knots_lashings.pdf|When to use knots lashings]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]]</td></tr></table>}}
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{{Otheruses|[[Scouter Awards|Adult leader awards]] are also called "knots."}}{{MoreInfo|See [[Advanced Knots]] for more information.}}{{Worksheets available|<table><tr><td>The following PDFs are available:</td><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td><li>[[Media:All_lower_rank_knots.pdf|All lower rank knots]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]]<li>[[Media:When_to_use_knots_lashings.pdf|When to use knots lashings]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]]</td></tr></table>}}
Here are the basic knots [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouts]] and [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scouts]] learn.
Here are the basic knots [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouts]] and [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scouts]] learn.
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==Square Knot==
==Square Knot==
:'' Right over left, Left over right, makes a knot tidy, and tight.
:'' Right over left, Left over right, makes a knot tidy, and tight.
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The square knot is also known as the joining knot because it can join two ropes together and because it is the first knot Scouts learn when they join the BSA. It has many uses-from securing bundles, packages, and the sails of ships to tying the ends of bandages.
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To tie a square knot, hold one rope end in each hand. Pass the right end over and under the rope in your left hand and pull it snug. Next, pass the rope now in your left hand over and under the one now in your right, and pull it snug. Remember, '''right over left, left over right.'''
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[[Image:Square-Knot.gif]]
[[Image:Square-Knot.gif]]
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==Clove Hitch==
==Clove Hitch==
:''Loop over the top. Loop around again below. Pull through the hole.''
:''Loop over the top. Loop around again below. Pull through the hole.''
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Clove comes from the word cleave meaning “to split”, clove hitch is split into two parts like the foot of a deer or a sheep – used to end lashings… form the first half hitch of the clove hitch by taking a bight (loop) around the pole and then across itself.
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Form the second half hitch of the clove hitch by taking the second bight around the pole and tucking the end of the rope under the rope between the two loops. When pulled tight, the clove hitch should look like an X. The difference between a clove hitch and two half-hitches is that a clove hitch is tied around an object and two half hitches are tied around the rope’s own standing part.
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[[Image:Clove_Hitch.gif]]
[[Image:Clove_Hitch.gif]]
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* [[First Class]] #7b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and '''clove hitch''' and their use in [[Square lashing|square]], [[Shear lashing|shear]], and [[diagonal lashing]]s by joining two or more poles or staves together.
* [[First Class]] #7b. Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and '''clove hitch''' and their use in [[Square lashing|square]], [[Shear lashing|shear]], and [[diagonal lashing]]s by joining two or more poles or staves together.
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;How to tie a Clove Hitch over the end of an object:
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An alternative way of tying a clove hitch it to make and overhand loop in the rope. Then make a second overhand loop next to the first loop. Next, without turning over either loop, place the first loop on top of the second loop. Finally, place the two loops over the end of a pole or around the neck of the bear bag and pull tight.
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[[Image:Clove_Hitch2.gif]]
[[Image:Clove_Hitch2.gif]]
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==External links==
==External links==
{{Knot Links}}
{{Knot Links}}
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* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/clovehitch.html Notable Knot Index] - shows quick method of tying
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* [http://www.realknots.com/knots/hitches.htm Hitch Knots] - including instructions
*[[Media:All_lower_rank_knots.pdf|All lower rank knots]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (2MB PDF)
*[[Media:All_lower_rank_knots.pdf|All lower rank knots]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (2MB PDF)
*[[Media:When_to_use_knots_lashings.pdf|When to use knots lashings]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (152K PDF)
*[[Media:When_to_use_knots_lashings.pdf|When to use knots lashings]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (152K PDF)
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com Animated knots] (Javascript)
*[http://www.animatedknots.com Animated knots] (Javascript)
*[http://www.layhands.com/Knots/Knots_KnotsIndex.htm Knots Index]
*[http://www.layhands.com/Knots/Knots_KnotsIndex.htm Knots Index]
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<!-- *[http://www.neropes.com/splice/knots.htm Common knots] Broken 4/10/07 -->
 
*[http://www.fishing-nc.com/fishing-knots.php Fishing knots]
*[http://www.fishing-nc.com/fishing-knots.php Fishing knots]
*[http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm Ian's Shoelace Site]
*[http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm Ian's Shoelace Site]

Revision as of 18:51, 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.

    The square knot is also known as the joining knot because it can join two ropes together and because it is the first knot Scouts learn when they join the BSA. It has many uses-from securing bundles, packages, and the sails of ships to tying the ends of bandages.

    To tie a square knot, hold one rope end in each hand. Pass the right end over and under the rope in your left hand and pull it snug. Next, pass the rope now in your left hand over and under the one now in your right, and pull it snug. Remember, right over left, left over right.

    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.

    Clove comes from the word cleave meaning “to split”, clove hitch is split into two parts like the foot of a deer or a sheep – used to end lashings… form the first half hitch of the clove hitch by taking a bight (loop) around the pole and then across itself.

    Form the second half hitch of the clove hitch by taking the second bight around the pole and tucking the end of the rope under the rope between the two loops. When pulled tight, the clove hitch should look like an X. The difference between a clove hitch and two half-hitches is that a clove hitch is tied around an object and two half hitches are tied around the rope’s own standing part.

    Image:Clove_Hitch.gif

    Required for

    An alternative way of tying a clove hitch it to make and overhand loop in the rope. Then make a second overhand loop next to the first loop. Next, without turning over either loop, place the first loop on top of the second loop. Finally, place the two loops over the end of a pole or around the neck of the bear bag and pull tight.

    Image:Clove_Hitch2.gif


    Timber Hitch

    Image:Timber_Hitch.gif

    Required for


    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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