Knot Trail


Equipment:  Tie several pieces of rope of varying thicknesses together, using several different knots (square, sheetbend, bowline, two half-hitches, taut-line hitch).  Tie one end of rope to one tree with clove, the other end to another tree with taut-line hitch.

Action:  Patrol is told to walk along rope from tree to tree and back again, silently, to observe and remember (approximately 2 minutes).  Patrol then goes into huddle to come up with list of knots seen (including knots around trees) in right order.

Scoring:  Patrol with best list wins.  Trick question for extra points: How many ropes used?