Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1991 Guide Badge Book - Knotter Stage 1


1) Show that you can tie the following knots, bends and hitches:

a) thumb knot

b) overhand knot

c) granny knot

d) reef knot

e) surgeons reef

f) reef bow

g) larks head

h) pedigree cow hitch

i) round turn and two half hitches.

2) Choose from the knots, bends and hitches in clause 1, and show that you can do the following:

a) make hand loops at each end of a skipping rope

b) tie a bow in shoe laces

c) put a stopper knot at the end of a sewing thread

d) fasten off a bandage or sling

e) put up a washing line with a different hitch at either end.

3) Make a single plait in a length of thin rope or cord.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Knotter Stage II


You should choose a suitable weight of string, cord or rope for each knot etc.


1) Show that you can tie the following:

a) figure of eight knot

b) packers knot

c) fishermans knot

d) sheetbend

e) clove hitch

f) sheepshank

g) pole hitch

h) slipped hitch

i) halter hitch

j) donkey hitch

Explain the difference between a knot, a bend and a hitch.

2) Use the knots in clause 1 and those in Level I to do the following:

a) tie up a parcel

b) hoist a flag

c) shorten a guy rope or washing line that is attached to something at both ends

d) fasten securely a bundle of poles

e) tie up a length of rope

4) Using square lashing, West Country whipping, and other appropriate knots and hitches do the following:

a) make and erect a flag pole, using at least two lengths of pole

b) make either a plaited or Turks head woggle, or a net bag, or a cord belt.

1991 Guide Badge book - Knotter Level III


You should choose a suitable weight of string, cord or rope for each knot etc.

1) Show that you can tie the following:

a) square knot (English)

b) hand knot

c) chair knot

d) true lovers knot

e) shamrock knot

f) bowline with stopper knot

g) sliding figure of eight

h) double fishermans

I) carrick bend

j) figure of eight hitch

k) marline spike hitch

l) three ways of tying a clove hitch.

2) Choose from the knots in clause 1 and those in the earlier levels to do the following:

a) make a rope ladder

b) fasten a scarf or bow with a fancy knot

c) tie a rope securely around another person

d) make a handline down a slope.

3) Perform three rope tricks.

4) Using square, sheer, snake, and tripod lashings, make the following:

a) a cap washstand

b) a bridge

c) a raft.

5) Organise a game or activity for a small group of people that involves a lot of safe knot tying.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Knotter Stage IV


1) Demonstrate the knots, bends, hitches and sinnets hat you use in a sport or activity in which you are involved, eg, rock climbing, handicraft, boating, hairdressing, angling, or service preparation.  You should use the correct materials, and be able to explain:

a) why and when a particular knot is used

b) the strengths and weaknesses of each knot

c) the dangers of incorrect construction and use.

2) Either organise the building of three contrasting pioneering projects (with a group of people to help you) or teach a group of inexperienced knotters the knots, bends and hitches for Level 1 or 2.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Knotter Level I


1) Show that you can tie the following knots, bends and hitches:

a) thumb knot

b) overhand knot

c) granny knot

d) reef knot

e) surgeons reef

f) reef bow

g) larks head

h) pedigree cow hitch

i) round turn and two half hitches.

2) Choose from the knots, bends and hitches in clause 1, and show that you can do the following:

a) make handloops at each end of a skipping rope

b) tie a bow in shoe laces

c) put a stopper knot at the end of a sewing thread

d) fasten off a bandage or sling

e) put up a washing line with a different hitch at either end.

3) Make a singe plait in a length of thin rope or cord.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Knotter Level II


You should choose a suitable weight of string, cord or rope for each knot etc.

1) Show that you  can tie the following:

a) figure of eight knot

b) packers knot

c) fishermans knot

d) sheetbend

e) clove hitch

f) sheepshank

g) pole hitch

h) slipped hitch

i) halter hitch

j) donkey hitch.

Explain the different between a knot, a bend and a hitch.

2) Use the knots in clause 1 and those in Level 1 to do the following:

a) tie up a parcel

b) hoist a flag

c) shorten a guy rope or washing line that is attached to something at both ends

d) fasten securely a bundle of poles

e) tie up the brailing on a tent.

3 Coil a length of rope.

4) Using square lashing, West Country whipping, and other appropriate knots and hitches do the following:

a) make and erect a flag pole, using at lest two lengths of pole

b) make either a plaited or Turks head woggle, or a net bag, or a cord belt.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Knotter Level III


You should choose a suitable weight of string, cord or rope for each knot etc.

1) Show that you can tie the following:

a) square knot (English)

b) hand knot

c) chair knot

d) true lovers knot

e) shamrock knot

f) bowline with stopper knot

g) sliding figure of eight

h) double fishermans

i) carrick bend

j) figure of eight hitch

k) marline spike hitch

l) three ways of tying a clove hitch.

2) Choose from the knots in clause 1 and those in the earlier levels to do the following:

a) make a rope ladder

b) fasten a scarf or bow with a fancy knot

c) tie a rope securely around another person

d) make a handline down a slope.

3) Perform three rope tricks.

4) Using square, sheer, snake, and tripod lashings, make the following:

a) a camp washstand

b) a bridge

c) a raft.

5) Organise a game or activity for a small group of people that involves a lot of safe knot tying.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Knotter Level IV


1) Demonstrate the knots, bends, hitches, and sinnets that you use in a sport or activity in which you are involved, eg, rock climbing, handicraft, boating, hairdressing, angling, or service preparation.  You should sue the correct materials, and be able to explain:

a) why and when a particular knot is used

b) the strengths and weaknesses of each knot

c) the dangers of incorrect construction and use.

2) Either organize the building of three contracting pioneering projects (with a group of people to help you) or teach a group of inexperienced knotters the knots, bends, and hitches for Level 1 or 2.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Knotter Badge Stage 1

1) Show that you can tie the following knots, bends and hitches:
a) thumb knot
b) double overhand knot
c) reef knot
d) surgeon's reef
e) reef bow
f) lark's head
g) pedigree cow hitch
h) round turn and two half hitches.
2) Choose from the knots, bends and hitches in Clause 1, and show that you can do the following:
a) make hand loops at each end of a skipping rope
b) tie a bow in shoe laces
c) put a stopper knot at the end of a sewing thread
d) fasten off a bandage sling
e) put up a washing line with a different hitch at either end.
3) Make a single plait in a length of thin rope or cord.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Knotter Badge Stage 2

You should choose a suitable weight of string, cord or rope for each knot, bend or hitch.
1) Show that you can tie the following:
a) a figure-of-eight knot
b) packer's knot
c) fisherman's knot
d) sheet bend
e) clove hitch
f) sheepshank
g) pole hitch
h) slipped hitch
i) halter hitch
j) donkey hitch.
Explain the difference between a knot, a bend and a hitch.
2) Use the knots in Clause 1 and those in Stage 1 to do the following:
a) tie up a parcel
b) hoist a flag
c) shorten a guy rope or washing line that is attached to something at both ends
d) fasten securely a bundle of poles
e) tie up the brailing on a tent.
3) Coil a length of rope.
4) Using square lasing, West Country whipping and other appropriate knots and hitches, do the following:
a) make and erect a flag pole using at least two lengths of pole
b) make a plaited or Turk's head woggle, a net bag or a cord belt.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Knotter Badge Stage 3

You should choose a suitable weight of string, cord or rope for each knot, bend or hitch.
1) Show that you can tie the following:
a) square knot (English)
b) hand knot
c) chair knot
d) true lover's knot
e) shamrock knot
f) bowline with stopper knot
g) sliding figure-of-eight
h) double fisherman's knot
I) carrick bend
j) figure-of-eight hitch
k) marline spike hitch
l) clove hitch (three ways).
2) Choose from the knots in Clause 1 and those in earlier stages to do the following:
a) make a rope ladder
b) fasten a scarf or bow with a fancy knot
c) tie a rope securely around another person
d) make a handline down a slope.
3) Perform three rope tricks.
4) Using square, sheer, snake and tripod lashings, make the following:
a) a camp washstand
b) a bridge
c) a raft.
5) Organise a game or activity for a small group of people that involves a lot of safe knot tying.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Knotter Badge Stage 4

1) Demonstrate the nots, bends, hitches and sinnets that you use in a sport or activity in which you are involved, for example, rock-climbing, handicraft, boating, hairdressing, angling or service preparation.  You should use the correct materials and be able to explain:
a) why and when a particular knot is used
b) the strengths and weaknesses of each knot
c) the dangers of incorrect construction and use.
2) Either:
With a group of people to help you, organise the building of three contrasting pioneering projects.
Or
Teach a group of inexperienced knotters the knots, bends and hitches for Stage 1 or 2.
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