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Adjustable Grip Hitch Alpine Butterfly Loop Back Splice Barrel Hitch Bowline Cleat Hitch (Halyard) Clove Hitch (End) Coil Unattached Rope Constrictor (Twisting) Double Fisherman's Double O'hand Stopper Eye Splice Farrimond Friction Hitch Figure 8 Half Hitch Lashing, Square Lashing, Diagonal Lashing, Round Lashing, Shear Lashing, Tripod Marlinspike Hitch Midshipman's Hitch Rolling Hitch Round Turn & Hitches Sailmaker's Whipping Sheet Bend Sheepshank Square (Reef) Timber Hitch Trucker's Hitch Whipping (Common)
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Knots Required by Scouting Organizations
Some national organizations specify detailed requirements for advancement and for various activities. These lists change with time and some are overdue for revision because they contain errors or knots of almost no value.
Other countries describe projects and activities that involve using knots, but provide no specified lists. The lists below were compiled from data on websites in the US and UK:
Required Knots, US
From www.USScouts.org (effective February 18, 2014):
Merit Badge Knots, US
Thanks to Matt Sorensen and Willard Burt who helped me compile this this list from www.scouting.org:
Merit Badge Knots, UK
This list was compiled from scouts.org.uk:
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