Over the last few weeks, our Scouts have been covering the basics of knots, hitches and lashings during their Virtual meetings. We’ve been using the fantastic website Animated Knots to teach the knots to the Scouts (they also have a very handy app). We’ve had the opportunity to look more closely at the knots than we would during our normal meetings and we’ve even covered some knots the Scouts might not be familiar with.
Here’s what we’ve covered so far: (Updated 26/6/2020)
Reef Knot: https://www.animatedknots.com/square-knot
Sheet bend: https://www.animatedknots.com/sheet-bend-knot
Figure of Eight: https://www.animatedknots.com/figure-8-knot
Round Turn & Two Half Hitches: https://www.animatedknots.com/round-turn-two-half-hitches-knot
Alpine Butterfly https://www.animatedknots.com/alpine-butterfly-loop-knot
Timber Hitch https://www.animatedknots.com/timber-hitch-knot
Square Lashing https://www.animatedknots.com/square-lashing-knot
Bonus challenge Turks Head https://www.animatedknots.com/turks-head-knot
Monkey’s Fist https://www.animatedknots.com/monkeys-fist-knot
Bonus Challenge Heaving a line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q40J8G6gDI
Diagonal Lashing https://www.animatedknots.com/diagonal-lashing-knot
Round Lashing https://www.animatedknots.com/round-lashing-knot
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be returning to this site to cover a few more knots, hitches and lashings, including a few new and challenging knots.
We’ve also been talking about some pioneering projects we’d like to try in the future once we return to scouting together. This website has a few ideas https://scoutpioneering.com/favorite-larger-projects/