Knots and Lashings
Knots and How to Tie Them
Tying knots is a practical scout skill. Here are the most basic knots that every scout should know along with some useful lashings. In Scouts, knots fall into the general category of "pioneering." Don't let the name fool you! As you spend time in the outdoors, you will discover that the knots you learn here are timelessly useful! Click here to learn even more pioneering skills.
How to use your knot tying and lashing skills to construct a dining fly.
Watch this video to learn how to put up a dining fly.
Mrs. Yee - "When I went to the Nippon Jamboree, upon arrival at our campsite were the "ingredients" to construct a giant dining fly. And we really needed it. It poured down pretty hard for days... Mud everywhere, but we had a dry dining area because I and a couple of scouts remembered our knots!"