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== [[Outdoor Adventure Skills]] Knots ==
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== [[Outdoor Adventure Skills]] Ropes & Knots ==
 
It is interesting that additional knots required in stages past [[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 4]] are lashings (Stage 5: square, diagonal, tripod and shear) and splicing ([[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 8]]: backsplice, short splice, eye splice), which one could argue are not knots at all, but rather applications of knots. This really shows the importance of these fundamental knots.  Higher stages may require more complex projects (monkey bridge, tower, bridge, camp gateway), but largely rely on the knots potentially taught to Cub Scouts or early stage Scouts.
 
It is interesting that additional knots required in stages past [[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 4]] are lashings (Stage 5: square, diagonal, tripod and shear) and splicing ([[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 8]]: backsplice, short splice, eye splice), which one could argue are not knots at all, but rather applications of knots. This really shows the importance of these fundamental knots.  Higher stages may require more complex projects (monkey bridge, tower, bridge, camp gateway), but largely rely on the knots potentially taught to Cub Scouts or early stage Scouts.
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* [[Media:OASbyTopic_Part_9-10.pdf|PDF reference copy]]
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Here's the list of knots mentioned in [[Outdoor Adventure Skills]]:
 
Here's the list of knots mentioned in [[Outdoor Adventure Skills]]:
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{| class="wikitable"
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!! colspan="2" style="background-color:orange"| [[Scoutcraft Skills|<span style="color:White">Scoutcraft Skills</span>]]
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!! colspan="2" style="background-color:SteelBlue"| [[Vertical Skills|<span style="color:White">Vertical Skills</span>]]
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!! colspan="2" style="background-color:Teal"| [[Sailing Skills|<span style="color:White">Sailing Skills</span>]]
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|-
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-1.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_1]] 
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| | 1.1 I can hang a drying/gear line at camp with a [[half hitch]] or other knot.
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| style="background-color:SteelBlue" |
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| style="background-color:Teal" |
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|-
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-2.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_2]] 
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| | 2.1 I can tie a [[reef knot]], a [[round turn and two half-hitch]] knots.
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| style="background-color:SteelBlue" |
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| |
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| style="background-color:Teal" | [[File:OAS-sailing-2.png|50px|link=Sailing_Skills_Stage_2]]
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| | 2.7 I can demonstrate how to tie [[reef knot]], [[sheet bend]] and [[figure-eight]].
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|-
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-3.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_3]]
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| | 3.1. I can tie a [[half hitch]], [[clove hitch]] and a [[fisherman’s knot]]. 
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| style="background-color:SteelBlue" | [[File:OAS-vertical-3.png|50px|link=Vertical_Skills_Stage_3]]
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| | 3.1 I have correctly tied a [[figure-8 follow-through knot]].
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| style="background-color:Teal" | [[File:OAS-sailing-3.png|50px|link=Sailing_Skills_Stage_3]]
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| | 3.8 I can tie the [[reef knot]], [[sheet bend]], [[figure-eight]] and [[bowline]] used by Scouts when sailing or when camping.
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|-
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-4.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_4]]
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| | 4.1 As part of a team, I have completed a Scoutcraft project using at least a [[square lashing]] to join two poles at right angles. <br>
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4.2 I can tie a [[figure eight]], [[bowline]], [[trucker’s hitch]] and [[sheet bend]], and [[whip]] the end of a rope.
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| style="background-color:SteelBlue" | [[File:OAS-vertical-4.png|50px|link=Vertical_Skills_Stage_4]]
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| | 4.1 I have tied a climbing rope into my climbing harness. <br>
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4.5 I have coiled a climbing rope (any method).
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| style="background-color:Teal" | [[File:OAS-sailing-4.png|50px|link=Sailing_Skills_Stage_4]]
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| | 4.5 5. I know how to properly secure a towline to my sailboat. <br>
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4.9 I can tie eight knots that are useful when sailing, canoeing or camping.
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-5.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_5]]
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| | 5.1 I have built a lean-to shelter and an A-frame sleeping tripod shelter, using wood and tied with four lashing knots: [[square lashing|square]], [[diagonal lashing|diagonal]], [[tripod lashing|tripod]] and [[shear lashing|shear lashings]].
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| style="background-color:SteelBlue" | [[File:OAS-vertical-5.png|50px|link=Vertical_Skills_Stage_5]]
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| | 5.1 I can tie these knots: [[water knot|water]] (tape), [[fisherman’s knot#Variants|double fisherman's]], [[Prussic knot|prusik]], [[clove hitch]] and [[bowline]].<br>
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5.2 I can coil a climbing rope using a butterfly and a mountaineer method. <br>
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5.7 I have constructed and climbed in a “[[Swiss seat]]” improvised climbing harness made with tubular or tape webbing.
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-6.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_6]]
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| | 6.1 I have built a usable Burma/Monkey bridge.
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| style="background-color:SteelBlue" | [[File:OAS-vertical-6.png|50px|link=Vertical_Skills_Stage_6]]
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| | 6.1 I have tied and used a [[Munter hitch]] (also called an Italian hitch) as a belay method. <br>
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6.2 I have constructed and used an improvised "[[Parisian Baudrier]]" chest harness.
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-7.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_7]]
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| | 7.1 Using spars (poles) and rope, I have constructed a 3m-high tower or a bridge over a 3m span. <br>
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7.2 I have taught five knots to younger Scout members. <br>
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7.4 I can construct a 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1 rope pulley system to raise or move loads or tension lines.
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-8.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_8]]
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| | 8.1 I can [[backsplice]], [[short splice]] and [[eye splice]] a three-strand rope. <br>
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8.10 I have made 4 metres of 3-strand cordage from only natural plant products found outdoors.
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| style="background-color:orange;" | [[File:OAS-scoutcraft-9.png|50px|link=Scoutcraft_Skills_Stage_9]]
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| | 9.1 I have built a large temporary pole and lashing “gateway” entrance (with flag pole) for a jamboree or campout activity site.
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=== [[Scoutcraft]] ===
 
=== [[Scoutcraft]] ===
 
* [[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 1]]  
 
* [[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 1]]  
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** 2. I can tie a [[figure eight]], [[bowline]], [[trucker’s hitch]] and [[sheet bend]], and [[whip]] the end of a rope.  
 
** 2. I can tie a [[figure eight]], [[bowline]], [[trucker’s hitch]] and [[sheet bend]], and [[whip]] the end of a rope.  
 
* [[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 5]]  
 
* [[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 5]]  
** 1. I have built a lean-to shelter and an A-frame sleeping tripod shelter, using wood and tied with four lashing knots: [[square lashing|square]], [[diagonal lashing|diagonal]], [[tripod lashing|tripod]] and [[shear lashings]].
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** 1. I have built a lean-to shelter and an A-frame sleeping tripod shelter, using wood and tied with four lashing knots: [[square lashing|square]], [[diagonal lashing|diagonal]], [[tripod lashing|tripod]] and [[shear lashing|shear lashings]].
 
* [[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 7]]  
 
* [[Scoutcraft Skills Stage 7]]  
 
** 2. I have taught five knots to younger Scout members.  
 
** 2. I have taught five knots to younger Scout members.  
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* [[Vertical Skills Stage 3]]
 
* [[Vertical Skills Stage 3]]
 
** 1. I have correctly tied a [[figure-8 follow-through knot]].  
 
** 1. I have correctly tied a [[figure-8 follow-through knot]].  
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* [[Vertical Skills Stage 4]]
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** 1 I have tied a climbing rope into my climbing harness.
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** 5 I have coiled a climbing rope (any method).
 
* [[Vertical Skills Stage 5]]  
 
* [[Vertical Skills Stage 5]]  
** 1. I can tie these knots: [[water knot|water]] (tape), double fishermen’s, [[Prussic knot|prussic]], [[clove hitch]] and [[bowline]].  
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** 1. 5.1 I can tie these knots: [[water knot|water]] (tape), [[fisherman’s knot#Variants|double fisherman's]], [[Prussic knot|prusik]], [[clove hitch]] and [[bowline]].
 
** 2. I can coil a climbing rope using a butterfly and a mountaineer method.  
 
** 2. I can coil a climbing rope using a butterfly and a mountaineer method.  
 
** 7. I have constructed and climbed in a “[[Swiss seat]]” improvised climbing harness made with tubular or tape webbing.
 
** 7. I have constructed and climbed in a “[[Swiss seat]]” improvised climbing harness made with tubular or tape webbing.

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Outdoor Adventure Skills Ropes & Knots

It is interesting that additional knots required in stages past Scoutcraft Skills Stage 4 are lashings (Stage 5: square, diagonal, tripod and shear) and splicing (Scoutcraft Skills Stage 8: backsplice, short splice, eye splice), which one could argue are not knots at all, but rather applications of knots. This really shows the importance of these fundamental knots. Higher stages may require more complex projects (monkey bridge, tower, bridge, camp gateway), but largely rely on the knots potentially taught to Cub Scouts or early stage Scouts.


Here's the list of knots mentioned in Outdoor Adventure Skills:

Scoutcraft Skills Vertical Skills Sailing Skills
OAS-scoutcraft-1.png 1.1 I can hang a drying/gear line at camp with a half hitch or other knot.
OAS-scoutcraft-2.png 2.1 I can tie a reef knot, a round turn and two half-hitch knots. OAS-sailing-2.png 2.7 I can demonstrate how to tie reef knot, sheet bend and figure-eight.
OAS-scoutcraft-3.png 3.1. I can tie a half hitch, clove hitch and a fisherman’s knot. OAS-vertical-3.png 3.1 I have correctly tied a figure-8 follow-through knot. OAS-sailing-3.png 3.8 I can tie the reef knot, sheet bend, figure-eight and bowline used by Scouts when sailing or when camping.
OAS-scoutcraft-4.png 4.1 As part of a team, I have completed a Scoutcraft project using at least a square lashing to join two poles at right angles.

4.2 I can tie a figure eight, bowline, trucker’s hitch and sheet bend, and whip the end of a rope.

OAS-vertical-4.png 4.1 I have tied a climbing rope into my climbing harness.

4.5 I have coiled a climbing rope (any method).

OAS-sailing-4.png 4.5 5. I know how to properly secure a towline to my sailboat.

4.9 I can tie eight knots that are useful when sailing, canoeing or camping.

OAS-scoutcraft-5.png 5.1 I have built a lean-to shelter and an A-frame sleeping tripod shelter, using wood and tied with four lashing knots: square, diagonal, tripod and shear lashings. OAS-vertical-5.png 5.1 I can tie these knots: water (tape), double fisherman's, prusik, clove hitch and bowline.

5.2 I can coil a climbing rope using a butterfly and a mountaineer method.
5.7 I have constructed and climbed in a “Swiss seat” improvised climbing harness made with tubular or tape webbing.

OAS-scoutcraft-6.png 6.1 I have built a usable Burma/Monkey bridge. OAS-vertical-6.png 6.1 I have tied and used a Munter hitch (also called an Italian hitch) as a belay method.

6.2 I have constructed and used an improvised "Parisian Baudrier" chest harness.

OAS-scoutcraft-7.png 7.1 Using spars (poles) and rope, I have constructed a 3m-high tower or a bridge over a 3m span.

7.2 I have taught five knots to younger Scout members.
7.4 I can construct a 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1 rope pulley system to raise or move loads or tension lines.

OAS-scoutcraft-8.png 8.1 I can backsplice, short splice and eye splice a three-strand rope.

8.10 I have made 4 metres of 3-strand cordage from only natural plant products found outdoors.

OAS-scoutcraft-9.png 9.1 I have built a large temporary pole and lashing “gateway” entrance (with flag pole) for a jamboree or campout activity site.


Scoutcraft

Sailing Skills

Vertical Skills


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