2ProgramScouts can progress through the required knots, hitches, bends and lashings with a fun advancement program.There are also decorative knots that can be tied for fun.The scouts can earn different colored ropes similar to Karate belts.
3Beginning the programScouts are given a carabineer, advancement card and a white rope approximately 6 ft long.Scouts put their name on the card.Scouts are taught how to tie the carry knot so that the rope is easily carried.As the scout learns a new knot and demonstrates it to an advanced member , the card is signed off for that knot.
4AdvancementScouts that are able to tie all the knots for a color of rope can advance to the next color and next set of knots.Scouts are to be able to demonstrate the knots at any time, so they should practice.Scouts that achieve the black knot will be known as a knot master and are given a patch and are allowed to wear a black rope waggle.
5Terms UsedStanding End = the end of the rope that is held and not used in tying the knot.Working End = the end of the rope that is moved in tying the rope.Bight = a loop made in the rope.Knot = tying a rope to itself.Hitch = tying a rope to another object.Bend = tying a rope to another rope.Lashing = tying 2 or 3 poles together.
6Carry KnotMake a double bight in the rope starting at the standing end of the rope.Wrap the working end around the bight from the end with one loop towards the two loops.When the working end gets short, tuck it inside the two loop ends of the bights.Pull the center bight to tighten the loops to secure the working end.
7White Rope Square Knot – Attach two same size ropes. Sheet Bend - Attach two different size ropes.Clove Hitch – Tie off to an object.Timber Hitch – Easily removable tie off.Two Half Hitches – Slip tie off .Taught Line Hitch – Adjustable tie off.Bowline – a loop knot that will not slip.Figure Eight – a stop knot for the end of rope.
8Green Rope Clove Hitch on a Bight = tie off middle of rope Bowline on a Bight = make two loops middleSheep Shank = shorten ropeTillers Hitch = AdjustableSquare Lashing = tie two poles at right anglesDiagonal Lashing = tie two poles at 45 degreesSheer Lashing = tie two poles parallelTripod Lashing = tie three poles making tripod
9Blue Rope Surgeons Knot = Square knot with double turn Thieves Knot = Square knot with ends oppositeBowtie Knot = Slippery square knot (Shoe)Fisherman’s Knot = Tie two ropes togetherCinch Knot = Tie fishing line to a hook or swivel.Truckers Hitch = adjustable tie offAlpine Butterfly = loop in the middle of ropeMonkey Fist = decorative rope end knot
10Red Rope Chinese Button = Large decorative knot Turks Head = Wraps other object (Waggle)Daisy Chain = Decorative rope knotBraid Knot = Three strand decorative knotSquare Sinnet = Decorative straight fobRound Sinnet = Decorative round fobCobra Stitch = Two strand decorative knotCamp Gadget = make something useful.