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Relate Instruction to Requirements

It is not enough to teach a candidate just to tie knots. He must tie them in ways that show a useful purpose. For example, a square knot in a bandage, a bowline around his waist, and two half hitches and a clove hitch around a post, as shown in the Handbook for Boys.

Suggestions for Teaching Knot Tying

  1. Instruct Patrols. Use Patrols as the unit for instruction and work through Patrol Leaders.
  2. Give Special Help as Needed. Some boys have difficulty learning knots from books. They need individual instruction from a patient leader.
  3. Use Buddies. Pair off buddies - a less experienced boy with one more experienced.
  4. Stand Left of Group. Arrange Scouts in semi-circle. Instructor stands on left with back to Scouts so that they can follow step by step. Then buddies help those who have difficulty learning.
  5. Talk Little. Start by teaching the tying of the knot, not by lecturing on its use. That comes later with demonstrations.
  6. Use Rope 3 1/2 to 4 Feet Long, at Least 1/4 Inch in Diameter, with ends whipped.

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