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Knots & Lashings - "The Surrey Six"
Wondering how knotting was fairing amongst Surrey's Scouts and Guides, the IGKT Surrey Branch set a recognition test of 15 easy scouting knots during Scoutabout 2008. The results were that, on average, only 6 of these knots were recognised. Because of this they came up with a set of six knots for general purposes which were suitable for use with today's modern ropes, to improve on the original six Scout Tenderfoot Knots as taught in Baden-Powells' time.
The results, after much debate, were the NEW six Scout Tenderfoot Knots or "The Surrey Six", named by David Monk because of the pride it will give us in years to come to say that they started in Surrey. So here they are:
The Figure of Eight       Click here for instructions
The Sheet Bend        Click here for instructions
The Bowline     Click here for instructions
The Constrictor      Click here for instructions
The Rolling Hitch       Click here for instructions
The Round Turn and Two Half Hitches      Click here for instructions
For an easy to use printable, foldable pocket size Surrey Six guide CLICK HERE
Lashings for Pioneering ProjectsEvery Scout should know them!
The Square Lashing         Click here for instructions
The Diagonal Lashing    Click here for instructions
The Sheer Lashing            Click here for instructions
Many thanks to Howard Denyer and the team at theInternational Guild of Knot Tyers - Surrey Branch for generously allowingus to use their expertise and links
Packing for Camp
PLEASE NOTE: For every camp
1. We ask that your Son/Daughter travels to and from the Camp in uniform.
2. Black bin bags are not suitable for bedding rolls as they tear very easily, with the result that the contents get lost or spoiled in transit.
3. Please place waterproof name labels in all clothing/items, which should have your Son/Daughter's Name and 1st Shepperton Group. Please label with either indelible ink and/or engraving as appropriate. (The old favourites of paper labels held on with sellotape, or nail varnish dots are not suitable. The paper labels wash off after the second or third meal, and it's amazing how many mums use the same shade of nail varnish).
5. No electronics please, if we think you will need a mobile phone (for hike comms only) we will ask PL's only to bring theirs.
6. At ALL TIMES, please use the Home Contact details to communicate with the camp.
7. No Aerosol deodorants, they are often flammable, can affect those with asthma and can damage the canvas of tents.
8. NO KNIVES. We have a secure set that we will monitor and will only be available to those who have passed their Knife/Axe and Saw training.
Don’t panic if you haven’t got all the equipment listed, talk to one of the Leaders who will be able to give sensible advice or alternatives (we have a very small stock of kit that can be borrowed - talk to a leader!).
Basic All Purpose Kit List can be downloaded HERE.
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