In scouting, "Ropecraft" refers to the use of rope (and often poles) to build structures and make objects such as camp furniture, and more generally to the knot-tying skills used in numerous aspects of scouting activities.
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42nd Brighton: Get Knotted
Scouting knots. Includes animations, tying tips, common uses.
The Eight Basic Boy Scout Knots
Troop 127's knot tutorial. Presents pictorials of eight knots.
Fun With Ropes and Spars
Scan of book by John Thurman. Featured detailed explanations of various rope projects. [PDF]
Grog's Scouting Knots Index
Knots used for scouting. Includes animations of knots tied in several orientations, knot uses, knot limitations.
Drawings of scout projects, most involving ropecraft. Features bridges, catapults, towers, gateways, camp tools, books, links.
Ropes and Poles
Scouting blog focusing on pioneering projects that use poles and rope. Presents campsite structures, rafts, towers, experimental projects.
Scout Skills Simple Knots
Information sheet by the Scout Association. Introduces types of ropes, the parts of a rope and various common knots. [PDF]
Scouting Resources UK
Scouting knots. Features alphabetical index, downloadable guides, book reviews.
Scouting Resources: Pioneering
Pioneering projects, most involving ropecraft. Includes ladders, nets, shelters, kitchen and campfire gadgets.
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