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Knots and lashings

12 November 2016

As part of the Pioneer activity badge the Cubs practiced tying knots and lashings this week.


The badge requires knowledge of three simple knots and one hitch.

We practiced:

Sheet Bend

Reef Knot


Clove Hitch


square lashing

We practiced Square Lashings on bamboo poles before working in teams to make small stretchers with 4 poles in a rectangle and 4 Square Lashings at the crossing points. Each team completed the task.

We still have to make a rope and construct something useful for the campsite – but a very productive start.

square lashing close-up