From knot-tying to lashings and hitches, a Scout can never know too much about ropework. Unfortunately, as with all things, if you don't use your skills, you'll lose them. Here is some handy reference material, for the beginner and experienced alike, compliments of animatedknots.com. The free app Knots3D is also an excellent reference.
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Connect two ropes of equal size end-to-end.
Connect two ropes of unequal size.
Connect two ropes with a compact, neat knot.
Double Fisherman's Bend
Stop a rope's end from unraveling.
Make a secure loop in the end of a piece of rope, such as when securing a rope to a post or ring.
Make a secure loop in the middle of a piece of rope.
Alpine Butterfly Loop
Make an adjustable loop in a piece of rope.
Taut Line Hitch/ Midshipman's Hitch
Bind two poles at a 90-degree angle to one another.
Bind poles that cross each other between 45- and 90- degrees.
Combine two poles to make a longer pole.
Join three poles together to make a tripod.
Bind two poles to one another at an angle less than 45-degrees, most frequently right next to each other. Frequently used by separating the poles at the opposite end and creating an A-frame.
Secure a rope to a post or ring.
Two Half Hitches
Bind a rope to a post, using either the end or middle of the rope.
Coil a rope.
Lift a barrel or bucket or other using a rope.
Tie a rope to a cylindrical object.