Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1960 POR - Knotter Badge


1) Use the following: bowline, clove-hitch, donkey-hitch, double overhand knot, fisherman's knot, man harness knot, packer's knot, reef knot, round turn and two half-hitches, scaffold-hitch, sheetbend, timber-hitch.

2) a) Construct a tripod.

b) Demonstrate square, diagonal, and snake lashing; make a gadget using at least two of these.

3) Demonstrate Sailmaker's, West Country, and simple whipping.

4) Demonstrate a short or back splice.

5) a) Tie six of the following fancy knots: boatswain's weave or rolling boatswain; continuous square or round crowning, single or double; flat (5-strand) sennit; square (8-strand) sennit; grapevine (single or double, i.e. half-hitching round a core); continuous alternate half-hitches; north, south, east, and west (4-strand) plait; diamond knot; chain knot.

b) Make a Turk's head.

c) Using at least four of the above fancy knots, make a useful article, e.g. dog lead, lanyard, bellrope.

6) a) Know something of the origin, structure, and uses of hemp, sisal, manilla, nylon, and cotton ropes and lines.

b) Lay up a rope.

1961 (July) POR - Knotter Badge


1) Use the following: bowline, clove-hitch, donkey-hitch, double overhand knot, fisherman's knot, man harness knot, packer's knot, reef knot, round turn and two half-hitches, scaffold-hitch, sheetbend, timber-hitch.

2) a) Construct a tripod.

b) Demonstrate square, diagonal, and snake lashing; make a gadget using at least two of these.

3) Demonstrate Sailmaker's, West Country, and simple whipping.

4) Demonstrate a short or back splice.

5) a) Tie six of the following fancy knots: boatswain's weave or rolling boatswain; continuous square or round crowning, single or double; flat (5-strand) sennit; square (8-strand) sennit; grapevine (single or double, i.e. half-hitching round a core); continuous alternate half-hitches; north, south, east, and west (4-strand) plait; diamond knot; chain knot.

b) Make a Turk's head.

c) Using at least four of the above fancy knots, make a useful article, e.g. dog lead, lanyard, bellrope.

6) a) Know something of the origin, structure, and uses of hemp, sisal, manilla, nylon, and cotton ropes and lines.

b) Lay up a rope.

1964 (March) POR - Knotter Badge


1) a) Tie each of the following knots in 10 seconds: bowline, clove-hitch, donkey-hitch, double overhand, fisherman's, man harness, packer's, reef, round turn and two half-hitches, sheetbend, timber-hitch.

b) Demonstrate the use of any three of the above knots chosen by the tester.

2) a) Construct a tripod.

b) Demonstrate square, diagonal, and snake lashing; make a gadget using at least two of these.

3) a) Re-lay the ends of a rope.

b) Demonstrate three of the following: Sailmaker's whipping, west country whipping, simple whipping, back splice, eye splice.

4) Make one of the following: lanyard, dog lead, string bag, hammock or equivalent approved by the tester.

1965 (July) POR - Knotter Badge


1) a) Tie each of the following knots in 10 seconds: bowline, clove-hitch, donkey-hitch, double overhand, fisherman's, man harness, packer's, reef, round turn and two half-hitches, sheetbend, timber-hitch.

b) Demonstrate the use of any three of the above knots chosen by the tester.

2) a) Construct a tripod.

b) Demonstrate square, diagonal, and snake lashing; make a gadget using at least two of these.

3) a) Re-lay the ends of a rope.

b) Demonstrate three of the following: Sailmaker's whipping, west country whipping, simple whipping, back splice, eye splice.

4) Make one of the following: lanyard, dog lead, string bag, hammock or equivalent approved by the tester.

1968 Guide Handbook - Knotter Badge


1) a) Tie each of the following knots in 10 seconds: bowline, clove-hitch, donkey-hitch, double overhand, fisherman's, packer's, reef, round turn and two half-hitches, sheetbend, timber-hitch.

b) Demonstrate the use of any three of the above knots chosen by the tester.

2) a) Construct a tripod.

b) Demonstrate square, diagonal, and snake lashing; make a gadget using at least two of these.

3) Demonstrate three of the following: Sailmaker's whipping, west country whipping, simple whipping, including the relaying of the end of a rope, back splice, eye splice.

4) Make one of the following: lanyard, dog lead, string bag, hammock or equivalent approved by the tester.

1973 Guide Handbook - Knotter Badge


1) a) Tie each of the following knots in 10 seconds: bowline, clove-hitch, donkey-hitch, double overhand, fisherman's, packer's, reef, round turn and two half-hitches, sheetbend, timber-hitch.

b) Demonstrate the use of any three of the above knots chosen by the tester.

2) a) Construct a tripod.

b) Make a gadget using square and snake lashing.

3) a) Demonstrate one type of whipping.

b) Demonstrate one type of splicing.

c) Know how to prevent nylon or similar rope from fraying.

4) Make one of the following: lanyard, dog-lead, string bag, hammock, rope animal, or equivalent approved by the tester.

1978 Guide Handbook - Knotter Badge


1) a) Tie each of the following knots in 10 seconds: bowline, clove-hitch, donkey-hitch, double overhand, fisherman's, packer's, reef, round turn and two half-hitches, sheetbend, timber-hitch.

b) Demonstrate the use of any three of the above knots chosen by the tester.

2) a) Construct a tripod.

b) Make a gadget using square and snake lashing.

3) a) Demonstrate one type of whipping.

b) Demonstrate one type of splicing.

c) Know how to prevent nylon or similar rope from fraying.

4) Make one of the following: 

a) Make baler twine into a rope and construct a rope animal from it.

or

b) In macramé or netting make a string bag, tote bag, dog lead, belt or equivalent.

Note: Baler twine can be obtained from hardware and farm shops.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Knotter Badge


1) Tie two of the following rescue knots: double overhand, bowline, chair knot.

2) Demonstrate the use of any three of the following knots chosen by the tester: clove hitch, donkey hitch, pole hitch, timber hitch, fisherman's, packer's, reef, round turn and two half hitches, sheet bend.

3) Do tow of the following:

a) Construct a tripod.

b) Construct a flagpole.

c) Make a gadget using square and snake lashing.

4) a) Demonstrate one type of whipping.

b) Demonstrate one type of splicing.

c) Know how to prevent nylon or similar rope from fraying.

5) Do one of the following:

a) Make baler twine into a rope and construct a rope animal from it or

b) In macramé or netting make a string bag, tote bag, doglead, belt or equivalent.

Baler twine can be obtained from hardware and farm shops.

1986 Guide Badge Book - Knotter Badge


1) Tie two of the following rescue knots: double overhand, bowline, chair knot.

2) Demonstrate the use of any three of the following knots chosen by the tester: 

clove hitch, donkey hitch, pole hitch, timber hitch, fisherman's, packer's, reef, round turn and two half hitches, sheet bend.

3) Do two of the following:

a) Construct a tripod.

b) Construct a flagpole.

c) Make a gadget using square and snake lashing.

4) a) Demonstrate one type of whipping.

b) Demonstrate one type of splicing.

c) Know how to prevent nylon or similar rope from fraying.

5) Do one of the following:

a) Make baler twine into a rope and construct a rope animal from it or

b) In macramé or netting make a string bag, tote bag, doglead, belt or equivalent.

Baler twine can be obtained from hardware and farm shops.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Knotter Badge


1) Tie two of the following rescue knots: double overhand, bowline, chair knot. bowline of a bight.

2) Demonstrate the use of any three of the following knots chosen by the tester: clove hitch, donkey hitch, pole hitch, timber hitch, fisherman's knot, packer's knot, reef knot, round turn and two half hitches, sheet bend.

3) Do two of the following:

a) Construct a tripod.

b) Construct a flagpole.

c) Make a gadget using square and snake lashing.

4) a) Demonstrate one type of whipping.

b) Lay up the frayed ends of a rope and demonstrate an emergency stopper knot.

c) Know how to prevent nylon or similar rope from fraying.

5) Do one of the following:

a) Make baler twine into a rope and construct a rope animal from it.

b) In macramé or netting make a string bag, dog lead, belt or equivalent.

c) Complete a back splice or an eye splice or a long splice.

d) Make a rope mat using a Turks Head or Carrick Bend or any other fancy knot.

Baler twine can be obtained from hardware and farm shops.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Knotter Badge


1) Tie two of the following rescue knots: double overhand, bowline, chair knot. bowline of a bight.

2) Demonstrate the use of any three of the following knots chosen by the tester: clove hitch, donkey hitch, pole hitch, timber hitch, fisherman's knot, packer's knot, reef knot, round turn and two half hitches, sheet bend.

3) Do two of the following:

a) Construct a tripod.

b) Construct a flagpole.

c) Make a gadget using square and snake lashing.

4) a) Demonstrate one type of whipping.

b) Lay up the frayed ends of a rope and demonstrate an emergency stopper knot.

c) Know how to prevent nylon or similar rope from fraying.

5) Do one of the following:

a) Make baler twine into a rope and construct a rope animal from it.

b) In macramé or netting make a string bag, dog lead, belt or equivalent.

c) Complete a back splice or an eye splice or a long splice.

d) Make a rope mat using a Turks Head or Carrick Bend or any other fancy knot.

Baler twine can be obtained from hardware and farm shops.

1991 - Knotter becomes a Staged Badge.

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